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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Jul 20, 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 11th 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!
Mining proposals mean lawyers should prepare for issues
July 20, 2011 – A mining company is proposing to construct an open-pit iron mine in Northern Wisconsin but has asked the Legislature to rewrite the state's mining laws. The potential for future mining in Wisconsin means lawyers should prepare for the issues that could arise.
Proposed regulations change accounting of disclosure rules under HIPAA
July 20, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing changes to HIPAA that would expand patients' rights when it comes to obtaining an accounting of disclosures of patients' protected health information. In this article, Milwaukee attorney Leia Olsen discusses some of the changes proposed, the impacts for covered entities, and what lawyers can do to assist their clients in preparing for possible changes in the law.
Using QDROs for delinquent or current child support and maintenance
July 20, 2011 – In this article, attorney Timothy Stewart explains how qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) can be a useful tool in procuring delinquent or current child support and maintenance payments, as well as the tax benefits in using them.
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Determining who's at fault: Wisconsin's new product liability laws
July 20, 2011 – To recover from an injury caused by a defective product, plaintiffs now must prove a manufacturer rejected a reasonable alternative design that would have reduced the foreseeable danger. In this video, Jessica Ozalp explains that this new test of defectiveness is among the biggest changes to Wisconsin's products liability law.
New State Bar director Larry Martin is all about 'member services'
Members invited to free Fastcase legal research webcast seminars
PINNACLE Books UnBound enters new era of legal research
PINNACLE's newly revised
System Book for Family Law
guides lawyers through divorce process
House subcommittee proposes $104 million LSC funding cut
New state budget act increases medical record fees
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
More law firms are flying to cloud-based unified communications. Are you ready to join them?
Ethical dilemmas: Bargaining against another's misconduct is a no-no
Practice tip: WDFI will now issue notary public commissions, register trademarks
School districts need not provide alternative education to expelled students
Supreme court could decide if court commissioners can issue search warrants
Supreme court denies compensation petition but warns of 'constitutional crisis'
Supreme court sides with consumer in lemon law case, urges legislature to close gap
Supreme court clarifies insurer's reimbursement rights after settlement in ERISA case
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