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Mar 16, 2011
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Join us for hands-on, interactive mediation training at the Family Law Mediation Workshop featuring Zena Zumeta.
Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference returns to Wisconsin Dells October 23-25. Earn up to 13.5 CLE credits while connecting with other lawyers like you.
As part of the new Business School for Lawyers initiative, we are proud to introduce two seminars that focus on developing a business plan and the business principles to grow your practice. Learn more.
Tort Reform: Judges now have less discretion in finding frivolousness, imposing sanctions
March 16, 2011 — Amendments to Wis. Stat. section 802.05, which sets out the procedure for challenging pleadings as frivolous and for imposing sanctions, remove judges' discretion to impose sanctions after the safe-harbor period expires. Attorney TimothyEdwards warns those facing such a challenge to cure the offending pleading within 21 days, otherwise the judge
Criminal sentencing provisions could change under Gov. Walker's proposed budget bill
March 16, 2011 — Gov. Scott Walker's biennial budget proposes to repeal early-release mechanisms, such as positive adjustment time and the earned-release program, which eased rules established by truth-in-sentencing. This article summarizes the major changes proposed.
Getting your money's worth: Considerations in valuing a law practice
March 16, 2011 — Valuing a business is difficult enough, but valuing a closely held law practice presents additional and unique challenges. Whether a sole practitioner wants to move out of the area or retire or another lawyer wants to buy in, CPA Greg Ksicinski says sellers and buyers need to be aware of numerous issues in valuing a law practice.
The new Daubert standard in Wisconsin
March 16, 2011 — The Legislature changed Wisconsin's rules of evidence regarding lay and expert witness testimony for all actions filed on or after Feb. 1, 2011. Marquette Prof. Daniel Blinka, author of " The
Standard in Wisconsin: APrimer" (
, March 2011), explains the Daubert reliability standard's effect on Wisconsin evidence rules and practice.
State Bar recognizes judges Angela Bartell and Carl Ashley for exceptional contributions to the justice system
State Bar honors 50-year members at special summer event
PINNACLE offers a comprehensive guide to commercial real estate transactions
State Bar's referral service connects lawyers with clients
Members invited to free Fastcase legal research webcast seminars
Free March 21 webinar focuses on best practices for protecting your data
Breakfast & Business: Eggs, Ethics, and Answers come to West Bend and Eau Claire
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates to debate at State Bar Center on March 28
State Bar President-elect Jim Brennan invites you to volunteer for a State Bar committee
Proposed State Budget will reduce funding for indigent civil legal needs
State Bar responds to Governor Walker’s proposed state budget
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Demand for limited scope representation is on the rise
Supreme Court studies issue, asks for input; Ethical dilemmas: When to cross the line of confidentiality. Is your client's threat credible?
Defamation claim against county survives where alleged injury arose after employee's resignation
$16.4 million assessment suit continues to determine whether freezing cranberries is manufacturing
County had no duty to disclose possible privatization during collective bargaining negotiations
Personal property within home not exempt from tax where commercial use not de minimis
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses 'Red Flags Rule' lawsuit as moot
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