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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Feb 18, 2009
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Should Wisconsin tax justice?
Feb. 18, 2009 – Some policy-makers in Madison have floated the option of imposing the tax on professional services, including legal, accounting, and real estate brokerage services. The State Bar of Wisconsin objects to any proposal to expand the state sales tax to include legal and other professional services.
Health of Wisconsin lawyer job market measured by law student prospects
Feb. 18, 2009 – Law students, with minimal legal experience on their resumes, face a recessionary job market. But there is reason to believe students and unemployed lawyers could find prospects brighter in Wisconsin, according to career experts.
Taking a lesson from Cruzan and Schiavo: Five minutes that can spare a family years of pain
Feb. 18, 2009 – William Colby, the lawyer who represented the Nancy Cruzan family and author of
Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan
Unplugged: Reclaiming our Right To Die,
wonders what if, just once standing over a backyard grill, Terri Schiavo had talked with her family about Nancy Cruzan. Would five minutes have spared the family years of pain?
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New Spanish-language video prepares your clients for depositions
Feb. 18, 2009 – The State Bar recently updated its educational DVDs on how to prepare clients for a deposition, explaining how to avoid simple mistakes that can undermine the testimony of even the best-intentioned witness.
Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program expands to judges, volunteers needed
National and local bankruptcy speakers on board for fourth annual education/social retreat in March
Free 90-day online access for attendees of live, video, and webcast State Bar CLE seminars
Scores of attorney volunteers bring law-related education to local communities
Don’t miss the annual CLE Seminar course materials inventory sale, order by March 31
Learn more about Fastcase legal research at free webcast seminars
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ABA delegates sought for two-year terms, petitions due April 15
CLE Books updates traffic, employment, and juvenile codebooks, don't go to court without one
Diane Diel voices the State Bar's support for SB 40, the 'Impartial Justice Bill'
Lawyer-Legislator Q&A: Senator Lena Taylor (Senate District 4)
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Lawyers have duty to cautiously handle disputed client funds, according to new ethics opinion
Federal Nominating Commission seeks applicants for judicial vacancy in Western District and for U.S. attorney in Eastern District
Catch me if you can: Preventing and dealing with an employee's theft of electronically stored information
Consider a challenge to 2009 property tax assessments early
New world order: Supreme court considers rule to permit graduates of foreign law schools to take Wisconsin bar exam
Supreme court ponders rule to permit foreign lawyers limited practice in Wisconsin
Court's 'baby mama' remark leads to resentencing
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