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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Jan 19, 2011
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Work wonders in your next worker's comp case with the newly updated Worker's Compensation Handbook. It thoroughly explains the fundamentals of worker's comp law and practice. Plus, get insights into common and not-so-common scenarios. Order yours today!
Learn the nuts and bolts of more effective criminal defense strategies with the WI Criminal Defense Manual. It's newly updated for 2016-2017 with key legal developments impacting this practice area. Order yours today!
Keeping your civil case on the right track is easy with the newly updated WI Judicial Benchbook: Civil. Find clearly-outlined processes for common procedures such as filing motions, selecting a jury, and presenting witnesses. Plus, get insight into specialized actions. Order now!
Get an in-depth look at some of the hottest topics in constitutional law at our CLE symposium “With Liberty & Justice.” One of the presenters is Jeff Scott Olson, a lawyer involved in a recent state appeals court decision regarding damages granted to a group of state Capitol protestors. Register now!
Does Wisconsin's new power of attorney act affect the substance of pre-existing financial powers of attorney?
Jan. 19, 2011 — Wisconsin's new Uniform Power of Attorney Act may have some practitioners worried about the impact of the law on pre-existing powers of attorney. Attorney Mark T. Johnson addresses that issue, along with key provisions to be aware of concerning gifting, self-dealing, and the duties of agents.
Disqualification: New ethics opinion helps lawyers avoid the 'Tony Soprano' situation
Jan. 19, 2011 — Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 20:1.18 clarifies an attorney's duties with regard to prospective clients. A newly released ethics opinion provides guidance on avoiding situations in which attorneys receive "significantly harmful information" that will disqualify them, or their law firms, from representing other clients in the same or substantially similar matter.
Wisconsin's Equal Justice Conference will address the role of cultural diversity in American jurisprudence
Jan. 19, 2011 — Nationally renowned speakers will talk about the use of "cultural defenses" in the courts at this year's Wisconsin Equal Justice Conference. Cultural defense refers to defending conduct that is contrary to the law based on one's homeland custom or tradition. An interactive session will allow the audience to judge cases on the merits using the facts from real cases.
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E-legacy: Who inherits your digital assets?
Jan. 19, 2011 — After death, will family members know how and where to access sentimental online family photos or other heirlooms? What about online financial and social media accounts? In this video, Nate Dosch and Joe Boucher talk about the importance of estate planning for digital assets.
Volunteers needed in classrooms: YLD Law Day program focuses on defending the rights of the accused
PINNACLE presents comprehensive guide to commercial real estate transactions
Meet the 2011 State Bar officer candidates
The best connection to courts and colleagues: 2011
Wisconsin Lawyer Directory
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State Bar sponsors We the People, promotes civic competence of high school students
Senate Judiciary Committee approves omnibus tort reform bill, recommends changes
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
IRS draft Form 8939 leaves estate tax preparers scratching their heads
2009-10 print Wisconsin Statutes and Annotations now available
Are your probate forms up-to-date? All 75-plus mandatory court forms effective Oct. 7, 2010
In homicide case, appeals court addresses doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing after
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