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The 2016 Wisconsin Municipal Law Codebook is an annual compilation of the statutes lawyers deal with most when handling matters falling under municipal jurisdiction. Get yours today!
Get your clients the recovery they deserve with help from The Law of Damages in Wisconsin - newly updated for 2016!
Now you can enjoy even more networking at WSSFC 2016. Check out our new LinkedIn group exclusively for Conference attendees.
Whether you deal with worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or fair employment laws, the 2016 Wisconsin Employment Law Codebook is your one-stop-shop for all the statutes and regulations governing employment law in Wisconsin.
Involved in a guardianship, mental health, or probate case? The Judicial Benchbook: Probate contains the procedures, rules, and case law you need to know. Now available as a new 5th edition. Order now!
Green Development Opportunities and Risks
"Going green" is an increasingly popular building protocol, with more governmental units offering tax or capital incentives to more developers in more municipalities. Lawyers well-versed in the green building protocol can help clients articulate their motivation for going green, identify the opportunities and benefits, and suggest creative solutions to minimize the significant risks inherent in green development.
Compensating Key Employees of Small and Mid-size Businesses
Employers must find creative and effective ways to keep and motivate top employees, which can be especially challenging during an economic downturn when bonus dollars may be tight. Here are some practical methods – and their compensation compliance issues – that attorneys can discuss with the business clients.
Go Team! Wisconsin’s Latest Recreational Immunity Controversy
Wisconsin’s recreational immunity laws took an interesting tumble when the supreme court ruled in
Noffke v. Bakke
that cheerleading is a contact sport for purposes of immunizing participants from negligence actions.
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Inside the Bar
A fresh coat of paint goes a long way, but curb appeal alone only gets you so far. The State Bar’s redesigned Web site is crisp and fresh, and the content is more accessible and easier to use.
Ending with a Good Start
A year is too short to accomplish big goals, but together we’ve taken giant steps in new directions to provide access to justice, to get the facts to have a reasoned conversation about our status as an integrated bar, to address judicial election issues, and even to save a few trees.
Gideon’s New Trumpet
The right to counsel in civil cases is necessary to make equal justice under law a reality and to improve the performance of the justice system so that everyone benefits. It’s time for a serious discussion about this issue, here’s a beginning.
Duties Owed to Vanished Client
Even if your client has disappeared as through a magician’s vanishing chamber, you still must zealously represent the client’s interest. You also must take reasonable steps to locate the client. Simply waving a magic wand is not one of them.
What Keeps You Awake at Night?
What factors should I consider in trying to decide if I should remain in a mid-sized law firm or start my own small practice?
Less is More: Conciseness in Legal Writing
Clear, concise communication is especially important in legal matters. So write tight. Here’s how.
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