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Walter H. White Jr.
Growing Up Amid Injustices
As a successful international business and finance lawyer and a dedicated human rights advocate, Walter White Jr. did not grow up respecting the rule of law. Rather, he grew up respecting the lawyers who changed the law to make it more just. His experiences growing up amid myriad injustices informed his advocacy for human rights and encouraging diversity within the legal profession.
Protecting Corporate Directors: Wisconsin’s Business Judgment Rule
The business judgment rule – that directors are not liable for an honest mistake of business judgment – is both a rule of substantive law and often the source of procedural burdens that shareholders challenging a board of directors’ decision must overcome. The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently reinforced the doctrine, making clear that shareholder-plaintiffs must be ready from the moment they file to present plausible evidence of their right to relief.
As I See It
It’s Time to Raise America’s ‘Salaried Minimum Wage’
Employers must pay an overtime rate to employees for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. However, some employees are exempt because of their work duties and salary amount. This poses a problem for many low-paid managers in the retail and food-service industries who are classified as exempt but whose yearly income is close to the poverty level.
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As a Season Begins, a Term Ends
As Robert Gagan ends his first half-century as State Bar president, he thanks members and staff for their work, and looks forward to the next 50 years.
Your State Bar
Rolling the Rock Uphill
As president of the National Association of Bar Executives, George Brown worked to advance the association’s work, bringing lessons learned home to the State Bar.
Getting & Giving Referrals, Part 2: Nuts and Bolts of Getting and Giving Referrals
Getting and giving referrals is governed by two sets of rules: good manners and professional ethics, says Mary Lokensgard.
Bruce Lindl: Champion for Diversity
What does a white retired corporate lawyer know about increasing diversity in the legal profession? Turns out, quite a lot.
Take Reasonable Care to Secure Online Information
Dean Dietrich says a lawyer’s ethical duty is to be aware of technology risks and to take reasonable steps to secure client information.
Three Steps to Turn Your Website into a Business Development Machine
Larry Bodine lists things you can do now to transform your website from a billboard into a dynamic business development machine.
Going It Alone: Overcoming the Fear and Finding Success
Starting a new business is never fear-free, says Tom Watson, but you can minimize the risks to position yourself for success.
So, You Want To … Serve a Decent Cup of Coffee to Clients, Staff
Offering good coffee – in a “real” cup – is an inexpensive way to impress clients, says Tison Rhine.
Building Hope into Your Law Practice
Being hopeful is much more than perspective, says Paula Davis-Laack. It inspires coworkers, increases productivity, and helps people withstand the negative effects of stress.
Life’s Biggest Mistake? Thinking You Won’t Make Any
While we can’t prevent mistakes from happening, Gregg Herman says we can limit the damage they cause.
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