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  • Inside the Bar
  • The Nonresident Lawyers Division members' geographic and practice diversity supplies a wealth of experiences to help solve the challenges facing Wisconsin-licensed lawyers who live and work outside Wisconsin.
  • President's Message
  • Naturalist and author Charles Darwin once said the species that survives is not necessarily the most intelligent or even the strongest, but the one most able to adapt to change.
  • Guest Editorial
  • Should lawyers fund civil legal services for the indigent? Pro and con views on the WisTAF petition.
  • In the News
  • Benavides and Cuevas Twice Honored
  • The State Bar of Wisconsin was presented with the Association for Continuing Legal Education's 2004 Outstanding Achievement Award for the book Critical Terms in Criminal Proceedings in Spanish and English.
  • Ethics 2000
  • Understanding Proposed Changes to Professional Conduct Rules
  • The supreme court’s Ethics 2000 Committee has petitioned the court for changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys; a public hearing is set for Feb. 17, 2005. In this article, the author summarizes the committee’s key proposals.
  • Practice Tips
  • The Five Golden Rules of Negotiation for Lawyers
  • Lawyers negotiate constantly, but few lawyers have learned the strategies and techniques of effective negotiation. Here are five golden rules of negotiation to increase your ability to get what you and your clients want.
  • Representing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Debtors
  • Going for Broke
  • There are a myriad of considerations that may enter into a decision to file a bankruptcy. However, for the run-of-the-mill consumer debtor, there are usually only a few.