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DNA Extraction on Arrest:
Maryland v. King
and Wisconsin’s New Extraction Law
Law enforcement officers now must obtain DNA samples from all persons arrested for felonies, but questions remain as to the law’s constitutionality in practice, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision unholding a Maryland law against a Fourth Amendment challenge.
Casting a Wider Net: Health Information Privacy Is Not Just for Health Lawyers
Not only lawyers who concentrate on health care law but also many lawyers whose work merely brings them in contact with health information must understand new HIPAA regulations that rigorously affect privacy. New HIPAA regulations are effective Sept. 22, 2013.
Doing Business Overseas? Don’t Run Afoul of U.S. Foreign Corruption Laws
A company doing business outside the United States might be tempted to rely on the knowledge of local business people and agents, but doing so without caution and policies in place might result in the company violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – a U.S. law that bars bribing foreign officials.
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Pro Bono – A True Story, Part 1
State Bar President Patrick Fiedler’s dad taught him many lessons, including the value of helping another human being.
Your State Bar
George Brown invites you to experience the energy of 1,000-plus participants in the Wisconsin-hosted 2014 National High School Mock Trial Tournament.
Tom Erickson: A Poet's Exchange
Tom Erickson’s defense work provides at least some of the debris that is poetry to him.
Deposition Techniques: Get Your Ducks in a Row
Explain the process. Listen to the witness. Keep your cool. Kara Burgos, Andrew Hebl, and Eric Ryberg present these and other tips for successfully deposing witnesses.
As I See It
Digital-Media Cases: Foretelling the Next Wave of Privacy Litigation
Matthew Lynch says two 2013 Wisconsin cases exemplify the types of lawsuits plaintiffs will increasingly bring, and the pressures legislators may face to enact statutory protections for associational privacy on the Internet.
Texting Potential Clients? Not a Good Idea
Lawyers who send text messages to potential clients must comply with ethics rules, says Dean Dietrich, especially those on advertising.
5 Strategies to Avoid Burnout
Paula Davis-Laack describes what burnout looks like, its causes, and how to prevent or rebound from it.
Pay Progression for Public Sector Attorneys: Progress in the Right Direction
Better pay for ADAs is a good step, but John Skilton says equal justice requires similar support in both our criminal and civil justice systems.
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