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Just released! Wisconsin Attorney's Desk Reference is now in it's 5th edition! Perfect as a primer, a refresher, or a starting point, the Desk Reference is designed to be an easy-to-use guide for any attorney who needs a quick answer to a question, or an introduction into an area of law.
Codebooks are now available as eBooks! Download them and enjoy the added searchability and functionality enabled by your device. Buy your print edition by July 31, 2014, and receive the eBook edition for free! More!
As part of the new Business School for Lawyers initiative, we are proud to introduce two seminars that focus on developing a business plan and the business principles to grow your practice. Learn more.
The 3rd Annual Health, Labor, Employment Law Institute is scheduled for August 21-22. Earn up to 12.0 CLE and 2.0 EPR credits while having a mini-getaway in Wisconsin Dells.
John W. Daniels Jr.: Developing a Firm Culture that Puts People First
John W. Daniels Jr., named one of the 50 most influential minority lawyers in America by the National Law Journal, believes when you value and empower people – “make them feel comfortable in their own skins” – you get their best efforts and the best results, from serving their communities to delivering excellent client service to building collegiality and encouraging a team approach to solving problems.
90 Proof: Liquor Licensing in Wisconsin
Opening a liquor store, tavern, or nightclub offers many risks and rewards for entrepreneurs in Wisconsin. Here’s what you need to know about the liquor licensing process to provide your clients the professional guidance they need before, during, and after the license-application process to improve their chances for long-term success in their business ventures.
Surpassing the Gold Standard: Differentiate Your Practice in Ways that Really Matter
Gold is gold is gold is goldion documents, all available inexpensively on the Web – as commodities differentiated only by price. Before more legal services become commodities, learn how business model innovation can differentiate your law practice from others. You’ll not only prote
Using Lay Opinion Evidence at Trial
as a commodity, the only reason to buy gold of the same purity from one trader instead of another is price. Many consumers now think of some legal services – such as uncontested divorce agreements, wills, and business format; The rules of evidence allow lay witnesses to testify about direct knowledge in the form of an opinion or inference, so long as the proper foundation is offered. Here’s a fresh look at lay opinion evidence and its effectiveness in trial advocacy.
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Creating the Universal Cite
The hard work of visionary members like John Lederer, who passed away in March, resulted in a universal citation system that spurred the development of technology to bring databases of low-cost case law into use nationwide.
Reflecting on Loyalty, Freedom of Speech
Protecting officers’ freedom of speech and yet expecting an officer’s duty of loyalty to an organization are not mutually exclusive principles.
E-09-02: Prosecutor’s Obligations to Pro Se Persons
The State Bar Professional Ethics Committee issued Formal Opinion E-09-02, outlining a prosecutor’s obligations when dealing with unrepresented persons.
Online Chat: Be Careful What You Say
Talk all you want, just make sure you don’t create an attorney-client relationship among chat room participants or directly solicit clients based on your discussions.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court permits the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) to publish, for educational purposes, in an official State Bar publication a summary of facts and professional conduct rule violations in matters in which the OLR imposed private r
Be a Choosy Lawyer
Client selection is even more important during an economic downturn, especially for solo practitioners and lawyers with small practices who might feel pressure to ignore the risk and accept a client or case outside their focus area.
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