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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Jun 16, 2010
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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 1th 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!
Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin gives you a comprehensive overview of the laws governing employee screening, hiring, and employment termination from both state and federal perspectives. The new 6th edition is now available - order yours today!
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 litigataion. It's newly updated for 2016 so you'll have the latest case law to reference. Get yours 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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