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Attention State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE books purchasers:
Due to a change in our inventory system, between 8/19 at 3 p.m. and 8/31, the State Bar will be unable to ship printed books and supplements or fulfill walk-in orders. You may still place orders during this time, which will ship on 9/1. Other product orders will ship normally. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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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!
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 up-to-date info. The July 2016 supplement includes three new casenotes and two revised casenotes. Order your copy today!
Navigate the complexities of child cases with the newly updated WI 2016 Children's Code and Juvenile Justice Code 2016. Keep the latest statutes at your fingertips - buy your copy today!
Confidently advise your business clients in a variety of situations with Business Litigation in Wisconsin. The newly revised 2nd edition includes the latest court decisions and legal developments impacting your clients. Order now!
Duty to Advise Noncitizens
In its 2010 landmark decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, the U.S. Supreme Court held that defense counsel have an affirmative Sixth Amendment duty to advise noncitizen clients of the potential immigration consequences of their pleas. The decision overturned Wisconsin and federal court precedent and substantially affects Wisconsin prosecutors and defense counsel and their clients.
Taking Care of Uncle Sam: Mortgage Foreclosures with a Federal Interest
If a foreclosure involves a federal interest, the requirements of 28 U.S.C. § 2410 apply, preempting any conflicting state statutes. This overview helps attorneys navigate the federal process and avoid the common mistakes and problems that can slow down or derail a state foreclosure proceeding.
Uniformity in Municipal Courts
2009 Wis. Act 402 imposes uniformity across Wisconsin’s more than 250 diverse municipal courts, with standards that bolster the courts’ independence, clarify regulation and procedure, and enhance professionalism. Changes to court operations go into effect on Jan. 1, 2011.
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A rose by any other name…
Names are important. They often can set us apart from on another. They can help identify us to others, and they can be the words to which others attach meaning to remember us by.
The State Bar is the organization it is today in large part because of the vision, hard work, and leadership of its office holders. Ever wonder what presidents do when their terms expire? Here’s a hint: They don’t just sit around.
What Comprises a Client File?
Lawyers often ask exactly what comprises the contents of client files that should be returned to clients so they can continue their representation with new counsel. Should lawyers’ notes be included? Probably. What about administrative notes? Probably not.
8 Ways to Bill Profitably and Ethically
Billing profitably and ethically can help build better client communications and increase your revenues 10 to 25 percent. Here are eight ways attorneys lose legitimate billable hours and fail to communicate effectively with clients, with solutions on how to bill more effectively.
New Trends in Professional Liability Risk
Lawyers need to know the three major trends that are generating new professional legal liability exposures: technological advances, organizational reshuffling, and practice expansion. Read about some of the new insurance coverages that address these potential liabilities.
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