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Enjoy a late summer getaway during the 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells August 18-19. Get discounted room rates when you reserve a room before July 18.
Hotel reservation deadline is July 4 for the 35th Annual Family Law Workshop, Aug. 4-6 in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a late summer getaway in beautiful Door County while experiencing camaraderie with fellow lawyers, family court commissioners, and judges.
The 11th Annual Door County Intellectual Property Academy - July 14 & 15 in Sturgeon Bay - features judges, leading in-house counselors, professors, and IP subject matter experts presenting best-in-class IP CLE sessions. Register today!
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Fail to follow civil procedure and your case could be lost before it even gets to trial. Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial is your guide to successfully navigating the complex rules governing litigation. It's newly updated for 2016 so you'll have the latest case law to reference. Get yours now!
Home Safe Home: Wisconsin’s Castle Doctrine and Trespasser Liability Laws
Soon after passing concealed-carry legislation, the Wisconsin Legislature enacted two other laws to clarify state residents’ right to use weapons in self-defense and land possessors’ responsibility to trespassers. Although the castle doctrine law and the castle doctrine law and the trespasser liability act became effective Dec. 21, 2011, questions remain as to their provisions.
As I See It: James Bond or Jay Gatsby? An ‘Operation’ to Recover a Judgment Abroad
The operation began with a Wisconsin judgment for past due legal fees, but serving the former client in Honduras quickly became an adventure for an intrepid lawyer and legal team. Read how the author tried to recover a judgment from a former tax client who skipped out on his family, his business, his creditors, and his lawyer.
PDF Tools for Lawyers: An Apple-to-Apples Comparison
The State Bar’s Law Office Management advisor reviews four PDF products with law-firm-appropriate features and describes their highlights and drawbacks. Don’t miss the helpful chart ranking the products in different categories.
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14 PDF Tools All Law Firms Should Have to Maintain Client Confidentiality
June 5, 2013 – Lawyers face unique document production challenges, from the filing requirement of courts and other governmental agencies to the need to maintain confidentiality of client information and prevent unauthorized changes to documents. In this video, Nerino Petro, State Bar practice management advisor, talks about the basic PDF features all lawyers should have in their offices.
Opinions, Voices & Ideas
In his “long and short” year, Kevin Klein looks at accomplishments achieved and work yet to be done.
Your State Bar
The Wisconsin Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection helps restore and maintain confidence in the state’s lawyers, says George Brown.
Writing a Professional Letter
Gretchen Viney observes that most lawyers write professional letters, but few lawyers have specific training for doing so. Her tips fill that gap.
Scott Thompson: On the Air at WEKZ, 93.7 FM
With five radio stations, independent owner Scott Thompson likes the dynamic that radio brings to the crowded media landscape. Oh, and he practices elder law, too.
Interview with Potential Client Might Bar Representing Opposing Party
Dean Dietrich says an attorney who a client considers, but decides against, hiring for a specific litigation matter might be barred from representing the opposing party.
Suing for Fees: To What Lengths Should You Go to Get Paid?
Evaluate each potential case to determine whether the fees at issue justify the costs and the possibility the attempt will not succeed, says Tom Watson.
Involvement Adds to Practice
Michelle Behnke gets involved in Bar and community projects because it feels good to solve problems – and it helps her make sense of what she does each day.
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