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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.
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.
Lawyer is first graduate of foreign law school admitted through Wisconsin bar exam
Oct. 6, 2010 — About 18 years ago, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a non-U.S. law school graduate could not sit for the Wisconsin bar exam. In 2009, that situation changed. Last month, the supreme court held a swearing-in ceremony that included the first person to be admitted as a graduate of a foreign law school after passing the Wisconsin bar exam.
Attracting the 'ideal' client: 10 rules of client service
Oct. 6, 2010 — So what do you do to attract your ideal clients in a world where the Internet and the advice of strangers hold so much sway? It's simple: Identify your ideal clients and build your business to serve them well. Read Matt Homann's 10 rulesof client service.
Task force identifies ways to improve the criminal justice system's response to mental illness
Oct. 6, 2010 — Wisconsin was selected to participate in the Criminal Justice Mental Health Leadership Initiative, a national project designed to address the issues that surround mental illness and the criminal justice system. A recent report highlights Wisconsin's effort to respond.
Fastcase's newest feature, Forecite, gets beyond the limitations of keyword searches
Oct. 6, 2010 — Fastcase CEO Ed Walters demonstrates how to use its newest feature, Forecite, to improve your case law research. When performing a keyword search, Forecite identifies seminal cases that can easily be missed by ordinary keyword searches. State Bar members have free, unlimited access to Fastcase's national case law database.
Google now indexes
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Members invited to free Fastcase legal research webcast seminars
State Bar Board of Governors opposes petition to amend or repeal diploma privilege, among other actions
Develop your practice management skills at interactive webcasts
Half off convenient, portable, up-to-date, 2010 PINNACLE codebook series
Nomination Committee extends deadline to run for State Bar officers in 2011 elections to Oct. 15
Ethics seminars galore, many dates to choose from
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Keep the rainmakers on the front line, Wisconsin legal administrators offer advice for improving law firm operations
New and revised mandatory court forms: Civil, criminal, juvenile, and general, effective Aug. 5, 2010
A resident school district can no longer limit student transfers to nonresident school districts
Appeals court clarifies physician's informed consent obligation in medical negligence case
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