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Just released! Wisconsin Attorney's Desk Reference is now in it's 5th edition! Perfect as a primer, a refresher, or a starting point, the Desk Reference is designed to be an easy-to-use guide for any attorney who needs a quick answer to a question, or an introduction into an area of law.
Codebooks are now available as eBooks! Download them and enjoy the added searchability and functionality enabled by your device. Buy your print edition by July 31, 2014, and receive the eBook edition for free! More!
As part of the new Business School for Lawyers initiative, we are proud to introduce two seminars that focus on developing a business plan and the business principles to grow your practice. Learn more.
The 3rd Annual Health, Labor, Employment Law Institute is scheduled for August 21-22. Earn up to 12.0 CLE and 2.0 EPR credits while having a mini-getaway in Wisconsin Dells.
Avoiding ethical pitfalls with electronic documents: Part 2 – Redaction
July 7, 2010 — With the growing incidents of identity theft — and electronic case management and filing by attorneys — redaction of personally identifiable information from court and other public records is not only a best practice, but now required in many locales. Here's what you need to know about electronic redaction and the steps necessary to ensure confidential information remains confidential.
Wisconsin lawyers share advice on planning for disasters
July 7, 2010 — Planning for natural disasters is an important part of practicing law. Creating a disaster plan can save a law firm from weeks, or even months, of delays. Taking the rights steps now — through measures like computer back-ups — can help your firm or business bounce back quickly from unexpected events.
Bankruptcy and divorce: Suggestions on how to get paid and stay paid
July 7, 2010 — Bankruptcy and divorce often go hand in hand. James McNeilly Jr. offers family law lawyers guidance on how a divorce client's bankruptcy filing can affect how they get paid — and how to minimize the risk of getting dragged into bankruptcycourt.
Surviving the law practice shark tank: Six mistakes that can kill your practice
July 7, 2010 – State Bar Practice Management Advisor Nerino Petro discusses common practice mistakes with Jim Calloway of the Oklahoma Bar Management Assistance Program and Sharon Nelson, computer forensics and legal technology author.
PINNACLE Books releases new edition of
Family Law Casenotes and Quotes
State Bar governors reject bar membership status petition, unite on other issues
Wills for Heroes: Local first-responders need attorney volunteers
Put your practice on the fast track at the fall Solo & Small Firm Conference, register early and save
State Bar sections help members practice smarter, share expert advice with colleagues
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will have no enforcement or supervisory authority over attorneys
Scales of Justice Award highlights the contributions of legislators to a stronger justice system
Legislature Makes Changes to Uniform Commercial Code Articles
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Go mobile: Apps for lawyers
To avoid 'analysis paralysis,' consider the positive side of change
Trial court can veto plea agreements if in the public interest
Real estate contract rescinded after fiduciary duty breached but no punitive damages
Deadlocked supreme court issues two separate opinions in
Judicial Commission v. Gableman
Excess insurers have duty to defend under 'follow form' provision if not expressly disclaimed
Party must intentionally relinquish venue rights to waive in consumer transaction cases
Taxable condominium units include units not built, supreme court holds
Police department cannot invoke
exception to privacy rule, appeals court holds
Supreme court clarifies procedures and standards for reviewing civil commitment discharge
Supreme court wraps up busy year of rule-making proceedings
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