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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Jan 18, 2012
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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!
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!
The 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute is learning and fun all rolled into one. Socialize with legal professionals from around the U.S. at a special cocktail reception and optional excursions. Learn more and register here.
Get insight into the ever-changing world of family law at the 35th Annual Family Law Workshop, Aug. 4-6 in Sturgeon Bay. Reserve your hotel room by July 4 and register 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!
Pothole liability: Proposed bill could create 'discretionary' immunity for highway defects
Jan. 18, 2012 – Municipalities and municipal groups are pushing a bill that would eliminate municipal liability for "discretionary" decisions regarding roadway and other construction and maintenance. In this article, municipal and personal injury attorneys debate the impact of the bill.
New IRS program permits employers to voluntarily reclassify independent contractors as employees
Jan. 18, 2012 – Under a new Voluntary Classification Settlement Program, the Internal Revenue Service permits employers to reclassify independent contractors as employees with minimal costs. Wendy Richards and Sven Skillrud outline who is eligible for the program, the benefits of applying, and what to consider before applying to the program.
The New Voter ID Law: How It Works
Jan. 18, 2012 – The Wisconsin Spring Primary Election is only a month away, and residents who cannot produce proper identification at election polls on Feb. 21 won't vote. Changes include stricter rules on forms of acceptable ID, tightening residence requirements, shortening early and absentee voting timeframes, and new rules for special registration deputy appointments.
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Tablet wars: Alternatives to the iPad
Jan. 18, 2012 – Technology is an integral part of every lawyer's practice. In this video, State Bar Practice Management Advisor Nerino Petro compares features and benefits of the Android-based Acer, Barnes & Noble's Nook Color, and Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Liquor laws driving you to drink? PINNACLE Books' new release provides the answers, introductory offer good through Feb. 29
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Wisconsin Supreme Court considering a review of the State Bar's performance
Volunteers needed to judge high school mock trials in February and March
Wisconsin Lawyer Directory
is on the way, order extra copies for support staff
Young lawyers seek volunteers for Law Day classroom presentations April 23 - May 4
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Ethical dilemmas: Retainer or advanced fee? Business or trust account?
NLRB says employers cannot restrict all avenues to class claims through waivers
Rastafarian exception is discriminatory, Seventh Circuit rules in prison case
Conveyance of land for highway purposes granted an easement, not fee title
Assembly representative asks for removal of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Gableman
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Wisconsin Law Foundation grants $18K-plus to educational law-related consumer programs, application deadline for 2012 grants is April 6
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