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Since 1982, The Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook has helped trial lawyers and judges find applicable rules of evidence, available commentary on those rules, and relevant case law when they needed them most. It can do the same for you. Plus, it's newly revised for 2017. Order now!
The Wisconsin Governmental Claims and Immunities Handbook is your guide to the world of governmental tort litigation - and now it's been updated for 2017. If you deal with claims against government entities, this is the book for you!
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Think of it as an encyclopedia for lawyers. The WI Attorney's Desk Reference contains recent case law and legislation impacting 11 practice areas and 35 topics. Treat yourself to a copy this holiday season.
Streamline your family law cases with the forms, checklists, and other helpful tools you'll find in Family Law in Wisconsin: A Forms and Procedures Handbook. Plus, it's updated for 2016 to keep you current. Order yours today!
OLR Annual Report Fiscal Year 2004-2005 - 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.
When Disaster Strikes
In the wake of the Stoughton area tornado and hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Wisconsin Lawyer asked State Bar members about their experiences with some of the myriad issues surrounding disasters.
More Litigation to Come: Exceptions to the Economic Loss Doctrine
In three cases decided in July 2005, the Wisconsin Supreme Court revisited the economic loss doctrine, carving out exceptions to its application on three discrete issues. The authors say that, even with these three new cases, there remains no more clarity for consumers and their lawyers than before, which leaves the door open to still more litigation.
Regulating the Profession: OLR Annual Report, Fiscal 2005
The Office of Lawyer Regulation reports the deposition of grievances against lawyers from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005.
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New commission continues criminal justice reform
The goal of the recently formed Wisconsin Criminal Justice Study Commission is to identify and help correct problems in the Wisconsin criminal justice system. The commission, comprising prosecutors, police, defense attorneys, judges, victim's advocates, and community leaders, will study criminal justice reforms aimed at protecting the innocent and convicting the guilty.
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Don't Make Decisions While You're Circling the Drain
"A Gift to Your Family: Planning Ahead for Future Health Needs" helps you plan before a crisis.
Issues such as the unauthorized practice of law, multidisciplinary practice, and multijurisdictional practice will loom larger for Wisconsin lawyers as the world flattens and nonlawyer practice increases.
Lawyer Regulation System Composition
The composition and organization of the lawyer regulation system is depicted in Figure 1. Following is a description of the components.
Supreme Court schedules open administrative conferences to discuss rules of professional conduct
Suing for unpaid fees can backfire into a malpractice counterclaim, affect your liability insurance, cost you time and peace of mind, and just plain generate bad will. Avoid fee disputes in the first place by using good billing and practice methods. Here's how.
Private Reprimand Summaries
How Effective Are Your Delegation Skills?
Lawyers new to management and leadership roles often do not know the importance of delegating work or how to do it. Read about how the skill set you need to delegate effectively.
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