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Defend the IP rights of businesses and individuals with help from Intellectual Property in Wisconsin. Newly updated as a 2nd edition, this book makes it easy to understand the nuances of IP law. Order yours now!
Steer around obstacles in your next traffic case with the new 5th edition of Traffic Law and Practice in WI. Start your engine and order yours now!
Last chance to save $50 on the 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute - register by Friday, July 29.
Help your employer clients get the right people for the right jobs the right way. The new 6th edition of Guide to WI Employment Discrimination explains the state and federal discrimination laws you need to know. Order today!
Work wonders in your next worker's comp case with the newly updated Worker's Compensation Handbook. It thoroughly explains the fundamentals of worker's comp law and practice. Plus, get insights into common and not-so-common scenarios. Order yours today!
E-banking: Modernizing Trust Account Rules
Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys bring the rules governing lawyers’ handling of trust property more in line with modern banking practices. The new rule took effect on July 1, 2016.
School Accountability After “No Child Left Behind”
Most federal and state lawmakers agree that U.S. schools need to better serve all students, especially ones from disadvantaged backgrounds, but controversy continues over how to meet that goal. Learn what the federal Department of Education and Wisconsin’s elected officials are doing to reform K-12 public schools.
Sounding the Depths of Wisconsin’s Mediation Privilege
The primary goal of mediation is to reach a settlement; nearly as important is conveying information during mediation in such a way that Wisconsin’s mediation privilege protects the communications. This article discusses the privilege and its three general exceptions.
Outside the Box: Justice Prosser on His Career and the Supreme Court
After 18 years on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Justice David Prosser is retiring on July 31, 2016. Here, he talks about his career, opinion writing, judicial independence, recusal, and collegiality.
Opinions, Voices & Ideas
Fran Deisinger: Pursuing a ‘Better Life’
During his year as State Bar president, Deisinger hopes to bring together members with diverse views and harness their collective action, to improve the profession and the legal system.
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Go Rural, New Lawyer
George Brown invites new lawyers to hop on the Greater Wisconsin Initiative Bus Tour, Oct. 7-8, to experience the opportunities of practicing in rural areas.
How to Collect on a Judgment After the Demise of the Creditor’s Lien
Megan Stelljes shows lawyers other ways to use the supplemental examination so as to help creditor clients maximize their ability to collect from debtors, now that the supreme court has done away with the creditor’s lien.
Lawyer’s Conflicts Might Not Be Imputed to All Firm Members
In certain circumstances, says Dean Dietrich, a firm can represent an entity despite a firm member’s personal conflict of interest with the client.
So, You Want To … Scrub Metadata from Word Files
Tison Rhine gives you the steps to remove potentially embarrassing, or worse, metadata from your Word files.
5 Ways Lawyers Can Profit from Positive Leadership
Paula Davis-Laack says these tips will help you become a better lawyer and leader.
Bankruptcy Cases: Proceed with Caution
Tom Watson warns, lawyers unfamiliar with recent bankruptcy law developments risk committing errors that could harm their clients and endanger their own disciplinary records.
Counselor, Heal Thyself
Bartlett Durand says simple professionalism isn’t difficult, but it can reap rewards for your own practice and our society.
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