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Quickly find case law to bolster your arguments. Family Law Casenotes and Quotes is a handy compilation of family law cases since 1977. It's updated 3 times a year so you always have the most current info. The November 2016 supplement includes four new casenotes. Order your copy today!
Since 1982, The Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook has helped trial lawyers and judges find applicable rules of evidence, available commentary on those rules, and relevant case law when they needed them most. It can do the same for you. Plus, it's newly revised for 2017. Order now!
The Wisconsin Governmental Claims and Immunities Handbook is your guide to the world of governmental tort litigation - and now it's been updated for 2017. If you deal with claims against government entities, this is the book for you!
Are you current on Wisconsin's PROM laws? The Wisconsin Public Records and Open Meetings Handbook is newly updated as a 5th edition with the latest case law and court opinions. Get yours today!
Think of it as an encyclopedia for lawyers. The WI Attorney's Desk Reference contains recent case law and legislation impacting 11 practice areas and 35 topics. Treat yourself to a copy this holiday season.
Shhhh! The Antitrust Risks of Discussing Legal Fees
Attorneys must be as cautious as any other businesspeople when discussing competitively sensitive information. Generally, avoid discussing other lawyers' fees for legal services. The risks of running afoul of federal and state antitrust laws are high.
E-Legacy: Who Inherits Your Digital Assets?
After your death, will your family know how and where to access sentimental family heirlooms such as the generations of family photos you digitally scanned from well-thumbed originals? What about your online bank, credit card, investment and social media accounts?
Three Lawyers Tell Their Stories: Back from the Brink
Lawyers who have stumbled due to addictions or mental illness but eventually landed on their feet know the struggle to stay standing never ends. Three lawyers tell how alcohol and drug addiction and depression tripped up their legal careers.
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The State Bar exists to serve you, our members, in your practices. To learn some of the ways we're doing that, take a look at the accomplishments highlighted in the State Bar's Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report.
No Negative Campaigns Here
Do not allow the negative tone of some local, state, and federal campaigns to discourage you from offering to serve our organization and profession. I can tell you from experience that seeking a State Bar office or Board of Governors seat is about serving our colleagues and advancing new ideas, not opposing particular candidates.
A Helping Hand
When someone you admire for their tenacity and spirit takes yet another hit, and still gets up, you can't help but want to make their life a little easier. A new fund called Helping Hands exists to improve the quality of life for individuals facing significant challenges - one person at a time.
EF-10-02 Lawyers’ Responsibility Regarding Referral Fees
The State Bar Professional Ethics Committee issued Formal Opinion EF-10-02, discussing the role of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys in situations when a lawyer refers a matter to another lawyer in return for a referral fee.
Exceptions to the Client Confidentiality Rule
Keeping client information confidential is the cornerstone of the attorney-client relationship, but there are a few very limited circumstances in which a lawyer may disclose such information, even without the client's permission. This article looks at those very limited exceptions.
Refer with Caution
Referring cases can be lucrative, and getting referrals can help your business as well, but be cautious when seeking a referral fee. By accepting a fee for the referral, you have accepted joint responsibility for the outcome of the case. Don't assume it's in good hands.
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