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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Nov 17, 2010
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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 Wisconsin Formal Ethics Opinion EF-10-02 reaffirms and replaces E-00-01, which has been withdrawn.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.
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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
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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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