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    • The Scope of Disability Law in Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions in two recent cases clarify that an employee's inability to adequately undertake his or her job-related responsibilities will not be sufficient justification under the WFEA for denying a requested accommodation. The decisions raise more questions than they answer - leading the way to more litigation.
    • Issues Affecting Long-Term Care
    • In response to the articles in August concerning abuse in Wisconsin long-term care facilities, this article provides additional options for lawyers who advise elderly clients and provides information about and context to the problems facing the long-term care provider community.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Inside the Bar
  • This fall, State Bar presidents and staff will travel the state, meeting with members to exchange information, solicit advice, and hear diverse opinions about the complex issues facing the Bar and the practice of law.
  • President's Message
  • Diversity is not a narrow issue, nor is it just about race. Real diversity recognizes the whole person. And more, it is about real opportunity. Diversity is for all of us; here's why.
  • Practice Tips
  • Employer Defenses to Sexual Harassment Claims
  • A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision considered when an employer may be held liable to an employee who quits a job due to sexual harassment. Although the Suders decision involved federal, not state, antiharassment law, Wisconsin courts and agencies will likely consider Suders as persuasive authority when interpreting the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.
  • In the News
  • Butler Appointed to Supreme Court
  • The Hon. Louis Butler, U.W. 1977, was sworn in as a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice on Aug. 25, at a ceremony in the state Assembly chambers in front of more than 200 spectators.
  • Managing Risk
  • Professional Liability Casts a Long Shadow
  • The third part of a series, "Taking Down the Shingle," this column addresses the long shadow of liability that follows lawyers throughout life's winding path.
  • OLR Annual Report Fiscal Year 2003-2004 - Figures
  • Lawyer Regulation System organizational chart, survey of grievances received during Fiscal 2004, attorneys disciplined compared to total membership, and types of misconduct found in public discipline decisions.