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  • Inside the Bar
  • Serving Solo and Small-firm Lawyers
  • Since 93 percent of State Bar of Wisconsin law firms are solo practices and small firms, it is no surprise that the State Bar develops products and services with them in mind. An excellent example of such a service is the 2007 Solo & Small Firm Conference to be held in Milwaukee on Nov. 29 and 30.
  • President's Message
  • Nastier, Noisier, Costlier
  • To return civility and neutrality to judicial elections, an ad hoc Wisconsin Judicial Campaign Commission will educate the public about judges' unique role and responsibilities, seek pledges from judicial candidates to adhere to the Code of Judicial Conduct, and review campaign materials intended to influence voters.
  • Ethics
  • Exceptions to the Client Confidentiality Rule
  • The lawyer's duty to maintain client confidentiality is a distinguishing and critical element of the attorney-client relationship. Yet, the Rules of Professional Responsibility provide for narrow instances when a lawyer must, and other instances when a lawyer may, release confidential information learned from a client.
  • Practice Tips
  • Online Public Access to Circuit Court Dockets
  • Since 93 percent of State Bar of Wisconsin law firms are solo practices and small firms, it is no surprise that the State Bar develops products and services with them in mind. An excellent example of such a service is the 2007 Solo & Small Firm Conference to be held in Milwaukee on Oct. 29 and 30.
  • Technology
  • Speech Recognition for the Law Office
  • The new generation of speech recognition products offers significant improvements over its predecessors. A case in point is the noticeably better accuracy of Dragon NaturallySpeaking's latest version. The help you've been waiting for may be here.