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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Oct 19, 2011
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The 2017 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute focuses on “Evolving Issues. Informed Perspectives.” Find out what recent changes mean for you and your clients. Learn more and register here.
Easily find the statutes comprising Wisconsin’s criminal law with the Wisconsin Criminal Code and Selected Traffic Statutes book – updated for 2017 and available now!
The 2017 Wisconsin Family Code and Related Statutes and Rules book reprints Wisconsin’s Family Code, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, and more than 50 related statutes. Available now!
Starting a business in the Badger State? LLCs and LLPs: A Wisconsin Handbook is the definitive resource on these business entities. Plus, it's newly revised for 2017. Order yours today!
Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption (formerly titled Voluntary Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption) now includes information on both involuntary and voluntary termination of parental rights. It has all the tools to help you ease your clients through this emotional process.
Attorney fees: Proposed bill seeks to cap reasonable attorney fees where available
Oct. 19, 2011 – Wisconsin lawmakers are currently considering legislation that would cap a lawyer's ability to obtain reasonable attorney fees. Consumer law attorneys say the proposed law would put many consumer lawyers out of business, adversely impacting low-income individuals.
Assessing litigation outcomes: Trial consultants divulge forecasting and communication techniques
Oct. 19, 2011 – Trial consultants help litigators improve their chances of success in the courtroom with tools to help forecast juror perceptions and communicate more effectively. In this article, learn how they do it from two seasoned litigation consultants.
Law firms as chemistry experiments: Why positive culture is critical
Oct. 19, 2011 – Getting the right mixture of personal and team chemistry in law firms is critical for retaining productive partners and associates, and to achieving the ideological consistency needed to maintain the positive culture that leads to law firm success.
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Protected Thoughts? IRS Threatens Attorney Work-Product Doctrine
Oct. 19, 2011 – In this video, Whitefish Bay lawyer Jay Miller explains how the IRS is threatening the attorney work-product doctrine and why all litigators should care. Don't miss his article in the October
Wisconsin celebrates Pro Bono week, Oct. 23-29; State Bar coordinates Casual for Justice Day
State Bar debuts its first conference app at Oct. 27-29 Wisconsin Solo Small Firm Conference
Pro Bono Initiative grants available for legal assistance projects, deadline to apply is Nov. 30
PINNACLE issues update to
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Members invited to free Fastcase legal research webcast seminars
CLE program focuses on safe lawyering and practice management issues for senior lawyers
Castle Doctrine (UPDATE): Lawmakers vote to expand scope of proposed self-defense law
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Ethical dilemmas: Client loyalties. When the line greys
New and revised mandatory court forms: civil, criminal, general, juvenile, and small claims
Wisconsin appeals court downs defendant's challenge to DNA surcharge
Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear Sizzler restaurant case, accepts three others
Seventh circuit sides with inmate in First Amendment tort case, clarifies proper analysis
Around the State
Havlik recognized for pro bono contributions to State Bar-sponsored Wills for Heroes program
Governor announces judicial, district attorney appointments
Legal Action's volunteer lawyers project offers training for pro bono lawyers
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