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Attention State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE books purchasers:
Due to a change in our inventory system, between 8/19 at 3 p.m. and 8/31, the State Bar will be unable to ship printed books and supplements or fulfill walk-in orders. You may still place orders during this time, which will ship on 9/1. Other product orders will ship normally. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Jun 16, 2010
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Whether you deal with worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or fair employment laws, the 2016 Wisconsin Employment Law Codebook is your one-stop-shop for all the statutes and regulations governing employment law in Wisconsin.
Involved in a guardianship, mental health, or probate case? The Judicial Benchbook: Probate contains the procedures, rules, and case law you need to know. Now available as a new 5th edition. Order now!
Quickly find case law to bolster your arguments. Family Law Casenotes and Quotes is a handy compilation of family law cases since 1977. It's updated 3 times a year so you always have the most up-to-date info. The July 2016 supplement includes three new casenotes and two revised casenotes. Order your copy today!
Navigate the complexities of child cases with the newly updated WI 2016 Children's Code and Juvenile Justice Code 2016. Keep the latest statutes at your fingertips - buy your copy today!
Confidently advise your business clients in a variety of situations with Business Litigation in Wisconsin. The newly revised 2nd edition includes the latest court decisions and legal developments impacting your clients. Order now!
Avoiding ethical pitfalls with electronic documents: Part 1 – Metadata
June 16, 2010 — Hidden information within an electronic document, known as metadata, can expose lawyers to liability when it comes to confidentiality issues. Knowing what metadata is, and how to reduce liability concerning it is essential in today's practice. The following article addresses those concerns.
States consider Uniform Bar Exam to boost cross-border employment opportunities
June 16, 2010 — In April, Missouri became the first state to adopt a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). Other states are considering it as a way to ease the burden on recent graduates and new lawyers. A UBE tests rules of general application, as opposed to specific state law. Whether or not a UBE will hit Wisconsin is unknown.
Janesville attorney still works while cycling across country
June 16, 2010 — A few years ago, Wisconsin attorney Jim Carney set a goal to ride his bicycle across the country. Now, at age 51, he's doing it. With family in tow, Carney is using technology to stay connected to his practice while traveling 4,262 miles in 70 days.
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Never enough: Compulsive lawyer-gambler now helps others face problem
June 16, 2010 — State Bar WisLAP Coordinator Linda Albert talks with Michael Burke about his journey from alcoholism to gambling, and how the addiction took him from a successful law practice to the gates of prison.
CLE Books updates resource for nonprofits
Safeguard and separate client funds into trust and operating accounts with credit card processing
Board of Governors may consider joining amicus brief in 'Red Flags Rule' case
State Bar promotes innovative web-based civics education program created by Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
State Bar honors members who pass 50-year milestone in legal profession
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Fastcase tip: Find the case most frequently cited for your issue
New and revised mandatory court forms: Civil, criminal, juvenile, and general
How to take a vacation from your practice (Practice411 Advice Alert)
Federal appeals court says Wisconsin judges can announce political party membership
Housing Authority cannot deny applicant without adequate explanation, appeals court holds
Termination over unearned wages not protected from employee at-will doctrine, appeals court holds
Inadequacy of legal damages not a prerequisite to specific performance, supreme court holds
State cannot retroactively apply lowered PAC threshold in OWI case, appeals court holds
Supreme Court unanimously approves UPL rule but without enforcement mechanism
Attorney fees stand despite lack of additional information, appeals court holds
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Justice Prosser encourages 2010 U.W. Law School graduates to be visionary optimists
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