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Just released! Wisconsin Attorney's Desk Reference is now in it's 5th edition! Perfect as a primer, a refresher, or a starting point, the Desk Reference is designed to be an easy-to-use guide for any attorney who needs a quick answer to a question, or an introduction into an area of law.
Codebooks are now available as eBooks! Download them and enjoy the added searchability and functionality enabled by your device. Buy your print edition by July 31, 2014, and receive the eBook edition for free! More!
As part of the new Business School for Lawyers initiative, we are proud to introduce two seminars that focus on developing a business plan and the business principles to grow your practice. Learn more.
The 3rd Annual Health, Labor, Employment Law Institute is scheduled for August 21-22. Earn up to 12.0 CLE and 2.0 EPR credits while having a mini-getaway in Wisconsin Dells.
Clarifies Arbitration Procedures
The Wisconsin Supreme Court's opinion in
Borst v. Allstate Insurance Co.
has clarified several ill-defined aspects of the arbitration process, including the role of party-appointed arbitrators, the right of parties to seek equitable relief due to arbitrator partiality, and the taking of discovery.
Sounding the Death Knell of Forced Consumer Arbitration
The Wisconsin Supreme Court's recent decision in
Wisconsin Auto Title Loans Inc. v. Jones
may have sounded the death knell of forced arbitration of consumer debt disputes in Wisconsin.
Electronic Discovery and the Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
On Dec. 1, 2006, amendments to the federal rules took effect, making electronic information explicitly subject to discovery and providing mechanisms to address difficulties posed by electronic discovery. Can amendments to state rules be far behind?
FY06 State Bar Annual Report: It Takes Many Hands
It takes a lot of hands to work the mission of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
FY06 State Bar Annual Report: Financial Results
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A Calm Hand
It's time for the Wisconsin Supreme Court to hold all its conferences in public - even those in contested appeals.
Open up the Supreme Court
Plan to attend Representing Clients with Common Consumer Problems in January or February. This full-day State Bar CLE presentation will provide you with detailed information about the myriad laws and regulations pertaining to consumer protection. An expe
A new rule of professional conduct, unique to Wisconsin, guides lawyers in providing legal advice to persons participating in lawful investigations.
Advising on Lawful Investigations
Addressing the state's judges gathered in Appleton for a two-day Wisconsin Judicial Conference in November, Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson delivered her annual State of the Judiciary Address, telling of a "
Courts must deal with 'profound cultural shift'
profound cultural shift"
The State Bar of Wisconsin is a cosponsor at the annual ABA TECHSHOW, March 22 - 24, in Chicago, earning State Bar members a discount. The conference will offer more than 50 education and training sessions in 16 different tracks. Sessions are designed to
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Before your law firm breaks up, protect your clients' interests and protect yourself from potential malpractice claims by establishing some practical procedures.
On May 22, 2006, the State Bar and the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) filed a joint petition asking the supreme court to modify portions of the trust account rule, SCR 20:1.15, and several related rules. The court has scheduled a public hearing for Ja
A new American Bar Association report focuses on the benefits of diversity in the workplace, why it pays to hire lawyers with disabilities, and what the law requires of legal employers. The report discusses how disabilities affect lawyers in all sectors
The Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA) Web site, providing access to circuit court records, recently made changes to help viewers interpret case information. Executive summaries now appear when accessing a criminal, traffic, forfeiture, or a civil cas
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