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  • Inside the Bar
  • A Wild Ride
  • More than half of the State Bar’s members have been affected by the June floods. Resources are available to recover from the current disaster and to plan ahead for the next one.
  • Profile
  • Of Detours and Learning Curves
  • Diane Diel knows that sometimes you need to change direction, whether in your career path or in your priorities as the new State Bar president.
  • Ethics
  • Border Hopping: New Rules on Multijurisdictional Practices
  • The Wisconsin Supreme Court has tentatively approved changes to SCR 20:5.5 regarding multijurisdictional practice in Wisconsin, both for lawyers not licensed in Wisconsin who occasionally provide legal services to clients in Wisconsin and for Wisconsin-licensed lawyers who provide legal services to clients in other jurisdictions in which they are not licensed to practice.
  • Technology
  • Search Engine Marketing: Getting Noticed on the Web
  • Having a great Web site isn’t enough by itself to get your firm noticed. Even if you’ve done everything else right – your cutting-edge content showcases your firm’s expertise on exquisitely designed Web pages that visitors can easily navigate – your visitors have to be able to find you in the first place. That’s where search engine marketing comes in.
  • Legislative Update
  • Power Split Hampers 2007-2008 Legislative Session
  • Although a partisan power split hampered productivity during the 2007-2008 legislative session, the State Bar and its lobbying sections gained some ground on important issues. Here’s a brief look at the highlights of issues tackled on which the State Bar or its sections took positions.