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Work wonders in your next worker's comp case with the newly updated Worker's Compensation Handbook. It thoroughly explains the fundamentals of worker's comp law and practice. Plus, get insights into common and not-so-common scenarios. Order yours today!
Learn the nuts and bolts of more effective criminal defense strategies with the WI Criminal Defense Manual. It's newly updated for 2016-2017 with key legal developments impacting this practice area. Order yours today!
Keeping your civil case on the right track is easy with the newly updated WI Judicial Benchbook: Civil. Find clearly-outlined processes for common procedures such as filing motions, selecting a jury, and presenting witnesses. Plus, get insight into specialized actions. Order now!
Get an in-depth look at some of the hottest topics in constitutional law at our CLE symposium “With Liberty & Justice.” One of the presenters is Jeff Scott Olson, a lawyer involved in a recent state appeals court decision regarding damages granted to a group of state Capitol protestors. Register now!
After the JD: Careers Seven Years Out of Law School
The experiences of Wisconsin lawyers seem to track those of participants in a national study looking at the careers of more than 5,000 lawyers admitted to the bar in the year 2000. The first two parts of the three-phase study surveyed participants when they were three and seven years into their careers. The third phase will be complete in 2012.
Challenging the Admission of Forensic Evidence
A national study of our nation’s crime labs and the scientific validity of several commonly used forensic science disciplines questions the basis for several different forensic science disciplines. Attorneys must continue to press trial courts to be more active gatekeepers by challenging the underlying premise of forensic evidence, because oftentimes science does not support analysts’ testimony.
Business Records and Self-authentication: Together at Last
Wisconsin’s rules of evidence governing the admission of domestic and foreign business records allow for the admission of certified business records through self-authenticating declarations in certain circumstances. Learn how applying the rules can save parties substantial expense and inconvenience.
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Join hundreds of your peers in any of several State Bar law-related education projects to help educate citizens about how our system of government of works.
Young people give an organization new energy, new ideas, and new technologies, and serve as its future leaders. The State Bar thrives when new and young members get involved.
Determining “Directly Adverse” Representation
The concept of “directly adverse” applies when addressing a concurrent conflict of interest and when a lawyer is considering whether to ask a client for a waiver of a conflict of interest. Whether these interests are directly adverse highly depends on the nature and circumstances of the different representations. The State Bar’s Ethics Hotline can help you determine if a conflict of interest exists.
Sentencing Options: Why restrict judges?
Wisconsin’s criminal justice system and Wisconsin residents would be better served if judges could choose between indeterminate and determinate sentences, depending on the seriousness of the offense and the offender’s history and likely ability to be rehabilitated.
Lawyers Can Get Scammed, Too
Some lawyers have fallen victim to recent email scams. Don’t be the next victim. Learn the warning signs of fraud, practice a healthy skepticism, and verify who you’re dealing with. When in doubt, don’t reply!
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