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Due to a change in our inventory system, between 8/19 at 3 p.m. and 8/31, the State Bar will be unable to ship printed books and supplements or fulfill walk-in orders. You may still place orders during this time, which will ship on 9/1. Other product orders will ship normally. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Whether you deal with worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or fair employment laws, the 2016 Wisconsin Employment Law Codebook is your one-stop-shop for all the statutes and regulations governing employment law in Wisconsin.
Involved in a guardianship, mental health, or probate case? The Judicial Benchbook: Probate contains the procedures, rules, and case law you need to know. Now available as a new 5th edition. Order now!
Quickly find case law to bolster your arguments. Family Law Casenotes and Quotes is a handy compilation of family law cases since 1977. It's updated 3 times a year so you always have the most up-to-date info. The July 2016 supplement includes three new casenotes and two revised casenotes. Order your copy today!
Navigate the complexities of child cases with the newly updated WI 2016 Children's Code and Juvenile Justice Code 2016. Keep the latest statutes at your fingertips - buy your copy today!
Confidently advise your business clients in a variety of situations with Business Litigation in Wisconsin. The newly revised 2nd edition includes the latest court decisions and legal developments impacting your clients. Order now!
Profiles in Pro Bono
Lawyers who provide pro bono legal services to low-income people do so for many reasons. Read what the lawyers profiled in this issue say about their pro bono work, their reasons for doing it, and how they got involved.
Fundamental Changes: Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005
The bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer PRotection Act of 2005 makes more than 150 significant amendments to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, changing the protections offered to credit consumers.
Congressional Delegation Championed Employee Benefit Protections in Bankruptcy Law
Wisconsin's congressional delegation worked together to write provisions protecting employee benefit plans that are part of the Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.
Legal News & Trends
Avery Task Force examines wrongful convictions, new study commission to examine criminal justice system
The Avery Task Force has completed its work on several reform issues to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the criminal justice system. The task force, appointed by Rep. Mark Gundrum, Wisconsin Assembly Judiciary Committee chair, was created to examine the causes of wrongful convictions and other ways to improve the criminal justice system to ensure conviction of only the guilty.
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Inside the Bar
Accept five cases as assigned by the State Public Defender and not only will you be assisting people accused of a crime and helping to make our justice system more accessible, but you also will earn free CLE from the State Bar.
The camaraderie that police officers share influences former cop Mike Guerin's outlook on the legal profession and shapes his perspective as the new State Bar president.
Ethics - Providing Ancillary Services to Clients
Lawyers can provide services other than legal representation to clients, but they must follow SCR Chapter 20 and address the special concerns that arise when providing these services.
Here are some basic resources to help you navigate the complex web of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, and tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence that affect American Indians.
Doing Good, Getting Started
Perhaps you have thought about providing pro bono civil legal services to people who need them, but felt unsure about what to do and how to start. The State Bar Pro Bono Initiative stands ready to help.
Meta-Sites, Updating Services, Lexis and Westlaw
Other types of Internet resources on American Indian law include "meta-sites," which provide a compilation of links to American Indian-related Web sites, and updating services that can help keep you up to date on new developments in American Indian law. Lexis and Westlaw also have some resources on American Indian law.
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