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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!
Referral fees: New ethics opinion clarifies the referring and receiving attorneys' obligations
Nov. 17, 2010 — A new ethics opinion clarifies a lawyer's obligations when making referrals for a fee. Wisconsin Formal Ethics Opinion EF-10-02 reaffirms and replaces E-00-01, which has been withdrawn. The following article explains the obligations described in the opinion, which includes a duty to "step in" if the receiving lawyer is ever unable to serve the client's legal needs.
Court decides e-discovery 'mandatory conference' issue, releases final e-discovery order, effective Jan. 1
Nov. 17, 2010 — The Wisconsin Supreme Court settled an open issue regarding the electronic discovery rules issued in July. The final version of the e-discovery rules, issued Nov. 10, requires a pre-discovery conference of the parties. The rules go into effect on Jan. 1, 2011.
Don't panic: The who, what, when and where of the IRS appeals process (Part 2)
Nov. 17, 2010 — Failing to respond to the IRS's 90-day or 30-day deficiency letters will preclude the client from protesting the deficiency amounts asserted by the IRS. Thus, it is important that lawyers act quickly to preserve these rights on their clients' behalf.
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Alternative fees: An opportunity for client development
Nov. 17, 2010 — Attorney Michael Moore talks about alternative fees, why they are beneficial, and how attorneys can use them to give clients more options.
PINNACLE Ultimate Pass offers law firm subscription discounts, now includes admission to solo and small firm conference
2011 State Bar elections draws candidates with varied backgrounds and experience
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Government Lawyers Division requests permission to file amicus curiae brief
Members gain extra month to earn CLE credits, choose from more than 20 PINNACLE seminars in January
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Employers wanted: Hire first-year law students for summer employment
State Bar seeks nominations for Leonard L. Loeb Senior Lawyers Division Award, nominations due Feb. 8
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Are your trust account funds in a credit union? Change to trust account insurability requirements in effect on Jan. 1
Ethical dilemmas: Confidentiality and prospective clients in divorce situations
Mailing error keeps case alive for private landowner in condemnation dispute
Supreme Court acts on compensation, permanent revocation petitions
Jury could decide whether police used excessive force with taser gun in man's death
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