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Enjoy a late summer getaway during the 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells August 18-19. Get discounted room rates when you reserve a room before July 18.
Hotel reservation deadline is July 4 for the 35th Annual Family Law Workshop, Aug. 4-6 in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a late summer getaway in beautiful Door County while experiencing camaraderie with fellow lawyers, family court commissioners, and judges.
The 1th Annual Door County Intellectual Property Academy - July 14 & 15 in Sturgeon Bay - features judges, leading in-house counselors, professors, and IP subject matter experts presenting best-in-class IP CLE sessions. Register today!
Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin gives you a comprehensive overview of the laws governing employee screening, hiring, and employment termination from both state and federal perspectives. The new 6th edition is now available - order yours today!
Fail to follow civil procedure and your case could be lost before it even gets to trial. Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial is your guide to successfully navigating the complex rules governing litigataion. It's newly updated for 2016 so you'll have the latest case law to reference. Get yours 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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