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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Jul 06, 2011
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Enjoy a late summer getaway during the 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells August 18-19. Get discounted room rates when you reserve a room before July 18.
Hotel reservation deadline is July 4 for the 35th Annual Family Law Workshop, Aug. 4-6 in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a late summer getaway in beautiful Door County while experiencing camaraderie with fellow lawyers, family court commissioners, and judges.
The 1th Annual Door County Intellectual Property Academy - July 14 & 15 in Sturgeon Bay - features judges, leading in-house counselors, professors, and IP subject matter experts presenting best-in-class IP CLE sessions. Register today!
Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin gives you a comprehensive overview of the laws governing employee screening, hiring, and employment termination from both state and federal perspectives. The new 6th edition is now available - order yours today!
Fail to follow civil procedure and your case could be lost before it even gets to trial. Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial is your guide to successfully navigating the complex rules governing litigataion. It's newly updated for 2016 so you'll have the latest case law to reference. Get yours now!
Concealed carry: Could prohibiting weapons in the workplace lead to liability?
July 6, 2011 – The concealed carry law is expected to be signed into law this week, taking effect Nov. 1, 2011. This article discusses how the new law may impact property owners, business owners, and employers, with some insight from experienced employment law attorneys.
steers potential class actions toward arbitration
July 6, 2011 – Love it or hate it, the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in
AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion
will dramatically affect class action litigation in Wisconsin and across the country. Attorney Michael Leffel explains the Court resolved an important circuit split and held that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts certain state laws and court rulings that have been used to invalidate class action waivers in arbitration agreements.
Crucial changes to court form make it easier for courts to waive fees for indigent litigants
July 6, 2011 – Recent revisions to court form CV-410 make it easier for indigent litigants to obtain a waiver of court fees and easier for courts to determine whether the litigant is indigent, according to attorney Korey Lundin. In 2010 the form was twice revised in a manner that made it more difficult for courts to make the indigency determination.
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Jason Greller on avoiding residential real estate pitfalls
July 6, 2011 – In this video, attorney Jason Greller offers advice on avoiding residential real estate pitfalls. He discusses financing contingencies in the offer to purchase, real estate condition reports, and FSBO and flat-fee commission transactions.
Petitioners resubmit call for voluntary bar, ask to void or replace recent bylaw amendment
Wisconsin Criminal Defense Manual
Members invited to free Fastcase legal research webcast seminars
Limited seating available for July 21 State Bar symposium on enhancing the publics understanding of the court system
State budget increases small claims limit, effective July 1
Gov. Walker signs state budget bill into law, issues vetoes
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
New and revised mandatory court forms: Civil, criminal, juvenile, and small claims
Searching the web? Consider the source – federal government websites worth visiting
Supreme court clarifies role of arrest information in 'protective search' case
Wisconsin Supreme Court downs call for sentence credit after vacated plea agreement
Seventh Circuit upholds Wisconsin implementation of EPA revisions under Clean Air Act
Statute of limitations applies to attempted first-degree intentional homicide
Argument for Civil Gideon fails, petition still pending with Wisconsin Supreme Court
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