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    • Teens Test Their Mettle in Mock Trials
    • For 25 years, students in the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Program have learned a lot about the law and the legal system - and about themselves. Read what motivates students to participate and why each year hundreds of lawyers, judges, and teachers support this volunteer-intensive statewide program.
    • Enhance Your Firm's Web Site with Consumer Information
    • As more people turn to the Internet in search of trustworthy, substantive information, you can now feature the same valuable information contained in the State Bar of Wisconsin's Consumer Pamphlet Series on your Web site.
    • Foundational Checklist for Admitting as Evidence Records Created by a Process
    • To demonstrate authenticity for process-generated records, the proponent is required to introduce evidence that describes a process or a system used to produce a result and to show that the process or system produces an accurate result. How much detail the proponent should provide depends on the complexity or familiarity of the record at hand.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Inside the Bar
  • Committee Dissolution
  • When a committee no longer serves its intended purpose, it can be dissolved, and that's what happened to the Group and Prepaid Legal Services Committee.
  • President's Message
  • Gone, But Not Forgotten
  • Nearly a third of the State Bar membership resides outside of Wisconsin _ in every state, in most territories, and elsewhere. Recent changes increase nonresident representation and make it easier for our nonresident members to fulfill mandatory continuing legal education requirements.
  • Volunteer Options
  • Get Involved in Mock Trial
  • The annual Mock Trial Tournament is run with assistance from hundreds of volunteer lawyers, judges, and coordinators in communities statewide. The time commitment for volunteer opportunities ranges from a half day to several months to a few minutes to pledge monetary support.
  • Ethics
  • Developing an Ethical Firm Web Site
  • A Web site can be an excellent marketing tool for law firms of all sizes - when it's set up and used correctly. Here are some tips about site appearance, functionality, and content to help make your site effective and ethical. For ethics advice, call (608) 250-6168 or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6168.
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  • How would I recover if my office was destroyed?
  • I worry about keeping my practice going if disaster strikes and my files are destroyed. The "what ifs" are making me lose sleep - what if there's a fire, what if there's a burst water pipe, what if there's a tornado or a flood. What can I do now to protect my practice?