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Internet Keyword Advertising: Not a Violation of Right to Publicity
Wisconsin privacy law and intellectual property law protect against the use of an individual’s name for trade or advertising purposes. However, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in
Habush v. Cannon
found that such protections did not prevent a law firm from using two competing attorneys’ names to generate advertising on Internet search engines.
Revised UCC Article 9: Compliance Tips for Creditors and Debtors
Amendments to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, which deals with security interests in most types of personal property and fixtures, took effect on July 1, 2013. The authors describe the types of property and transactions to which Article 9 applie s, explain key terms, and provide tips to help you counsel your creditor and debtor clients.
Patrick Fiedler: Seizing the Moment
Patrick Fiedler has practiced law in a score of settings. During his year as State Bar president, he’ll draw on those experiences as he works with the Board of Governors to arrive at decisions that are in the best interests of the Bar’s members and the le gal profession as a whole.
Limited Liability Entities: A Smart Way to Protect Your Law Practice
July 17, 2013 – A lawyer or group of lawyers may limit legal liability and minimize income tax and payroll tax costs by forming a business as a limited liability entity. In this video, Madison attorney Joe Boucher discusses why this is one aspect of running a business lawyers should not overlook.
Fiedler Ready For Next Challenge as 58th State Bar President
June 13, 2013 – Patrick J. Fiedler has come a long way since his first jury trial 33 years ago, and he has no intention of stopping now. Last night, the litigator and former judge took the oath to serve as the 58th president of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
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Donations to the Wisconsin Law Foundation help fund programs that improve the lives of state residents, says George Brown.
Choosing a Limited Liability Entity: Which Form is Best for Your Law Firm?
Joseph Boucher and Jennifer Knudson offer information on choosing a limited liability entity for your practice, including each form’s potential tax minimization.
7 Ways to Manage Stress and Thrive in the Law
Paula Davis-Laack says applying your grit can help you manage stress and thrive in the legal profession.
Building a Law Practice in a New Location
Starting a law practice in a different town can be daunting, says Michael Moore, but there are clear steps to take to find professional success in a new location.
Tech Game Changers: Tips, Trends & Lessons Learned
Four lawyers and a law firm IT professional share what they learned at the 2013 ABA Techshow.
Airing Your Laundry: Don’t Use Social Media to Respond to Clients’ Negative Comments
Dean Dietrich says engaging a critical client on Facebook or other public media poses ethical dangers and should be avoided.
Taking the Bull by the Horns: Going Solo to Find Legal Work?
Tom Watson presents some things to consider if you’re pondering opening your own law firm to gain work.
Red Velvet Jacket or Navy Suit? Be Yourself (Within Reason)
We can improve our happiness and be better lawyers by being ourselves … tempered, says Kevin Palmersheim, for legal situations that dictate decorum.
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