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2005 Bench and Bar Survey: Lawyers and Judges Assess Key Issues Affecting the Legal System
The 2005 Bench and Bar Survey examines views from both sides of the bench on key issues affecting law practice and judicial process, such as components of continuing education, whether pro bono work should be mandatory, the impact of budget cuts on courtefficiency, and more.
Judging the Judges: Wisconsin Judicial Commission 2005 Annual Report
The Wisconsin Judicial Commission applies the Code of Judicial Conduct in investigating and prosecuting complaints of judicial misconductition of grievances against judges in 2005.
Wisconsin Law Foundation History: Charitable Giving Begins at Home
the Wisconsin Supreme Court adjudicates the cases. Here is a look at how the commission functions and at the dispostem.
Authors to receive Wisconsin Lawyer award
Through their charitable contributions to the Wisconsin Law Foundation, lawyers transform the lives of state residents and stimulate them as citizens to understand our constitutional rights and responsibilities and to explore the law and our judicial sys; The Hon. R. Thomas Cane, Marquette 1964, LL.M. Virginia, and Sheila Sullivan, U.W. 2004 magna cum laude, are the 2005 recipients of the Hon. Charles Dunn Author Award, presented annually by the State Bar Communications Committee.
Opinions, Voices, Ideas
The State Bar Ethics Hotline, Law Office Management Program, and Wisconsin Lawyers' Assistance Program form a three-legged stool to support members' law practice needs.
Other than tweaking the rules to make the mandatory WisTAF assessment more fair for some individuals, the Bar president believes it is time that Bar members and the Board of Governors agree to disagree, and move on to other important issues.
The supreme court has wrapped up its initial open administrative conferences on the Ethics 2000 petition, and released a draft version reflecting the most recent tentative votes. The court has also approved a timetable for final consideration and impleme
In certain circumstances, and with certain restrictions, ethics rules permit Wisconsin lawyers to engage in the practice of law and a second occupation. Here are guidelines for lawyers considering dual practices.
A new law enacted by the Wisconsin Legislature prohibits the recording of documents with the register of deeds that display a person's Social Security number. The law is intended to prevent one of the means of stealing a person's identity. If a document
Dual Practice: Combining the Practice of Law with Other Occupations
How long must a Wisconsin firm retain client files before destruction? What if you can't locate the client? What are your fiduciary duties? The State Bar Law Office Management Assistance Program advisor answers these frequently asked questions.
The State Bar's Mock Trial Program, under the auspices of the Law-related Education Committee and funded with donations from various organizations, attorneys, and citizens statewide through the Wisconsin Law Foundation's designated fund, is the most high
The Wisconsin Law Foundation offers lawyers many opportunities to join their colleagues in supporting programs that have a long-lasting, positive impact on Wisconsin citizens and youth. Through membership dues, donor-advised and designated funds, and wil
Influencing Career Choices
Since 1996, on behalf of the legal profession, the Wisconsin Law Foundation has distributed more than $270,300 in grants to support law-related education and public service programs.
Current Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Law Foundation.
Survey respondents were asked the degree to which they agreed or disagreed with the following statements. Respondents could choose from three levels of "
and three levels of " agree." For these findings, all levels of disagree
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