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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Dec 21, 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!
Mandatory reporting: Wisconsin makes changes to child abuse reporting laws
Dec. 21, 2011 – Individuals who are required to report suspicion of child abuse now have greater protections under a new law that took effect earlier this month. Milwaukee attorney Barry W. Szymanski advises lawyers who represent school districts or individuals subject to mandatory reporting requirements to take note of the changes.
Campaign finance law: Wisconsin's political contributions cap is unconstitutional in part
Dec. 21, 2011 – A recent federal court ruling strikes a Wisconsin law that restricts the amount of money political action committees can raise for political speech. The campaign finance law at issue has been in place, in some form, since 1973.
New law eases restrictions on residential landlords
Dec. 21, 2011 – Those municipal ordinances that restrict and penalize certain acts or omissions of residential landlords are now unenforceable, under a new law effective today. In this article, Madison attorney Ed Lawton explains what landlord-tenant lawyers should know.
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Effective time management: Doing more with less
Dec. 21, 2011 – Having an efficient law practice and a good work/life balance doesn't happen by accident. In this video, Michael Moore of Moore's Law offers ideas for attorneys to implement time management into their law practices so they can be better at their jobs while also spending more time doing what they enjoy.
Parliamentary procedure seminar for government lawyers coming in January
Fiedler and White announce bid for the 2012 State Bar president-elect post
Fund for Client Protection approves reimbursements for 8 victims of lawyer theft
Be ready for the effects of health care reform; Attend PINNACLE's Health Law Update CLE program
Limited-time offer: 20 percent off PINNACLE Books UnBound library for all solos and small firms
Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice
be your guide to electronic discovery
Gov. Walker signs bill regulating attorney fees, adopts castle doctrine and trespasser bills
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Holidays: Humbug, happiness, or something in between?
Effective time management: The gift that keeps on giving
Reminder: CLE deadline is Feb. 1 for lawyers admitted to practice law in odd-numbered years
Whistleblower’s federal claims against former employees will continue, appeals panel rules
Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide whether Mexican national can withdraw guilty plea
Appeals court clarifies scope of plain view doctrine in unlawful car search case
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