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Oct 06, 2010
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The 2017 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute focuses on “Evolving Issues. Informed Perspectives.” Find out what recent changes mean for you and your clients. Learn more and register here.
Easily find the statutes comprising Wisconsin’s criminal law with the Wisconsin Criminal Code and Selected Traffic Statutes book – updated for 2017 and available now!
The 2017 Wisconsin Family Code and Related Statutes and Rules book reprints Wisconsin’s Family Code, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, and more than 50 related statutes. Available now!
Starting a business in the Badger State? LLCs and LLPs: A Wisconsin Handbook is the definitive resource on these business entities. Plus, it's newly revised for 2017. Order yours today!
Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption (formerly titled Voluntary Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption) now includes information on both involuntary and voluntary termination of parental rights. It has all the tools to help you ease your clients through this emotional process.
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 rules of 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.
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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.
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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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Earn CLE on the slopes or in the Gulf at two January conferences
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Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
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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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Justice Prosser encourages new attorneys to become trustees of the profession – make it better than you find it
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