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    • Protecting Legal Rights of Activated Guards and Reservists
    • As more of Wisconsin's National Guard and reserves members are activated, it is important that lawyers be familiar with the provisions of two federal statutes that protect the legal rights of their military service clients ... the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act and the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
    • The Conveyance Glitch in the Next Economy Law
    • Recent changes to the Wisconsin Business Corporation Law impose three new requirements on Wisconsin businesses before property of a merging entity is vested in the surviving entity. Read about the interpretive difficulties that businesses will experience when attempting to comply with the statute due to drafting ambiguities and the consequences of noncompliance to businesses conducting mergers and acquisitions in Wisconsin.
    • Justice Roujet D. Marshall: The World of Buoyant Opportunism
    • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Roujet D. Marshall believed that individual and societal happiness could best be achieved through a system in which a person's success or failure rested primarily with the individual, not society. His philosophy of individual opportunism was at loggerheads with the Progressives' philosophy of society's rights taking precedence over the rights of individuals.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

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  • Inside the Bar
  • Panels commemorating the Bar's first 125 years are on exhibit through 2003 in the Bar Center rotunda.
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  • President's Profile - George Burnett
  • George Burnett believes that lawyers should serve the legal profession when given the opportunity to do so. When the Bar's Nominating Committee called, he put that belief into action.
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  • The Conveyance Glitch in the Next Economy Law (Sidebar)
  • Recent changes to the Wisconsin Business Corporation Law impose three new requirements on Wisconsin businesses before property of a merging entity is vested in the surviving entity. Read about the interpretive difficulties that businesses will experience when attempting to comply with the statute due to drafting ambiguities and the consequences of noncompliance to businesses conducting mergers and acquisitions in Wisconsin.
  • Practice Tips
  • A Primer on Administrative Hearings
  • Disputes with state agencies often require an administrative hearing before the disputes can be appealed to court. Because the hearing result can be critical to the final outcome of a case, this primer informs Wisconsin attorneys about the division of hearings and appeals and the administrative hearing process.
  • Practice Tips
  • Policy on Access to Court Records
  • The world of instant electronic information has amplified and accelerated the debate between advocates of open, public information and those advocating for an individual's right to privacy. These public policy issues were made more vivid for the Wisconsin Court System when the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) began providing circuit court records on the Internet.
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  • Technology
  • Now you can create specialized searches for customized results using Google, the world's biggest search engine database.
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  • Legislative Watch
  • Soon-to-be introduced legislation revises chapter 180, Wisconsin's corporation law, to fix AN unintended result of the Next Economy Legislation, among other improvements in process and efficiency.