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Apr 01, 2005
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Is probate part of your practice? Get your 2017 WI Probate and Estate Planning Statutes book today.
Are you current on Wisconsin's PROM laws? The "Wisconsin Public Records and Open Meetings Handbook" is newly updated for 2017 with the latest case law and court opinions. Get yours today!
The Wisconsin Judicial Benchbook: Criminal and Traffic has been newly updated for 2017. Find the latest legislation and court decisions impacting criminal and traffic issues. Order yours now.
Determining the immigration consequences of a criminal offense is not always easy for a lawyer not familiar with immigration law. The newly revised book "Immigration Consequences of Wisconsin Criminal Offenses" can help. Click here to learn more.
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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