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Apr 01, 2005
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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!
Fail to follow civil procedure and your case could be lost before it even gets to trial. Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial is your guide to successfully navigating the complex rules governing litigation. It's updated for 2016 so you'll have the latest case law to reference. Get yours now!
Work wonders in your next worker's comp case with the newly updated Worker's Compensation Handbook. It thoroughly explains the fundamentals of worker's comp law and practice. Plus, get insights into common and not-so-common scenarios. Order yours today!
Learn the nuts and bolts of more effective criminal defense strategies with the WI Criminal Defense Manual. It's newly updated for 2016-2017 with key legal developments impacting this practice area. Order yours today!
Keeping your civil case on the right track is easy with the newly updated WI Judicial Benchbook: Civil. Find clearly-outlined processes for common procedures such as filing motions, selecting a jury, and presenting witnesses. Plus, get insight into specialized actions. Order now!
Regulating Farm Emissions: EPA Conducts Two-Year Study
Qualified farmers may participate in the EPA's new two-year study of air pollutant emissions from certain types of farms. The study results will lead to the development of standards for measuring and regulating emissions from live-stock operations. Help your farming clients decide whether they should participate, but do it soon - study enrollment ends July 1, 2005.
Corporate Chaos: Replacing Home Rule with Foreign Law
In its 2004 decision in
Beloit Liquidating Trust v. Grade
, the Wisconsin Supreme Court applied an unusual and imprecise choice-of-law analysis to determine which state’s law a corporation must follow and rejected the long-standing internal affairs doctrine.
The HIPAA Privacy Rules: Disclosures of Protected Health Information in Legal Proceedings
The author provides practical information to help attorneys who represent entities covered by HIPAA and those who litigate matters involving individuals' health conditions understand the HIPAA Privacy Rules and when the state rules supersede them.
Lawyers share their experiences with implementing technology in their law practices.
Introducing LOMAP: A Source for Law Practice Management Guidance
More help with your technology questions is on the way. This summer, the State Bar will launch the Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP), which will provide information and support related to diverse areas of law office management - including technology, business planning, personnel, facilities and operations management, and more.
2004 Technology Survey Results
Last summer 1,250 attorneys (731 residents and 519 nonresidents) completed responses to the State Bar's 2004 Technology Survey. Below is a sampling of key findings.
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State Bar members and staff serve their colleagues and the public in innumerable ways through a variety of professional and community programs. Thank you for giving your time and talents in the service of others.
With the many important issues facing the State Bar, it is imperative that diverse perspectives be represented in committees, sections, and divisions and in governance, now and in the future. In addition to providing a role in decision making, participation in Bar work enhances professional and personal growth.
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Circuit court tests electronic filing of documents; year-long pilot project begins in Washington County
Unbridled reproduction of copyright protected works can land your firm in detention. Unless, of course, you've got a "fair use" hall pass.
Please note the following corrections to the 2005 Wisconsin Lawyer Directory. To enter the changes in your directory, skim the list and note the changes for each individual.
Well-written Thank You Shows Courtesy
A sincere thank you letter or note is the hallmark of professionalism and helps dispel the negative stereotype of lawyers.
Author of eyewitness identification article wins Wisconsin Lawyer writing article
Winn S. Collins, U.W. 2003, is the 2004 recipient of the Hon. Charles Dunn Author Award, presented annually by the State Bar Communications Committee. His article, "Looks Can Be Deceiving: Safeguards for Eyewitness Identification," appeared in the March 2004 Wisconsin Lawyer. The award will be presented at the Volunteer Lawyers Recognition program, held during the State Bar's annual convention, on May 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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