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    • A New World for Medical Assistance Planning
    • The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 makes significant changes to medical assistance (MA) planning, such that techniques lawyers commonly use to help clients obtain MA eligibility, while protecting assets, will no longer work. Wisconsin law is certain to change to conform to the Act, but when and how it will change is not yet known.
    • Protecting Business Interests With Covenants Not to Compete
    • A buyer of a business often will want to prevent the seller from competing with the buyer, and employers often want to prevent employees from using resources and information gained from the employer in competing against the employer. Read about the characteristics of each form of covenant, and learn how Wisconsin law affects the enforceability of such agreements.

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  • Ethics
  • Securing Presettlement Living Expenses for Clients
  • Lawyers may help clients secure presettlement funds for living expenses during litigation but must adhere to supreme court rules to guard against conflicts of interest, breaches of confidentiality, and exposure of client information to discovery.
  • Practice Tips
  • Looking for Info on Wisconsin Legislation
  • Grab a cup of coffee, boot up your computer, and connect to the Internet to visit these preferred and helpful Web sites, including the updated Wisconsin Legislature site.
  • Legislative Watch
  • Working to Make Good Laws
  • Here's a brief look at some recent legislative positions taken by the State Bar or its sections that affect the practice of law and Wisconsin citizens. Issues before the Legislature ran the gamut from caps on noneconomic damages and limits on attorney fees to guardianship and criminal justice reform to updating the business entity statutes, lien procedures, and more.