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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Feb 16, 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!
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Court sanctions against attorneys: Wisconsin Supreme Court asked to rule on due process rights of lawyers
Feb. 16, 2011 — In the past year, Wisconsin appeals courts have more frequently imposed monetary sanctions against lawyers who don't include all the proper documents in the appendix to appellant briefs. The State Public Defender's Office recently filed a petition with the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of imposing such fines without notice.
Peer review statute: Health care providers get broader protections under revised law
Feb. 16, 2011 — Under the recently enacted Health Care Quality Improvement Act, Wisconsin health care providers have greater freedom to share information learned through peer reviews or evaluations of medical-related incidents that may later be the subject of litigation.
Google marketing 101: Learning the tools to market legal services effectively through Google
Feb. 16, 2011 — At a time when Google's market share for law-related searches in the United States is more than 90 percent, harnessing the power of Google is important for lawyers and law firms. In his article, San Francisco-based lawyer Ken Matejka explains how to use Google's free search optimization tools and how they help attract business.
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State Bar elections: Candidates make pitch for president-elect seat
Feb. 16, 2011 — State Bar president-elect candidates James Carney and Kevin Klein appear on video to explain what they hope to accomplish when they become State Bar president, after serving a year as president-elect. State Bar members will vote by mailed ballots in April.
PINNACLE revises 'the leading treatise on Wisconsin appellate procedure'
Rules petition filed with supreme court seeks to revive mandatory/voluntary bar issue
May institute plenary speakers address legislative issues, adapting trials to changing times, and more
State Bar Board of Governors authorizes amicus brief in lawyer sanction case, approves Keller reduction amount
Members invited to free Fastcase legal research webcast seminars
State Bar President-elect Jim Brennan invites you to volunteer for a State Bar committee or run for a Board of Governors' seat
Crazy eyes: Why effective client intake is critical
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Ethical dilemmas: Client whereabouts unknown – what to do with trust account funds
Plan for your future: Evaluate your long-term disability insurance needs
Pupil records can be disclosed before trial if court determines relevant to credibility
Supreme court clarifies colloquy requirements before plea in parental termination case
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