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      • The Toll of Trauma
      • A groundbreaking study of Wisconsin State Public Defender attorneys examines the effects of " This article discusses the significance of compassion fatigue's effects, factors contributing to the risk any lawyer may face of experiencing its symptoms, and what can be done to mitigate it.
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      • Enhancing Animal Welfare Laws
      • – the cumulative physical, emotional, and psychological effects resulting from continual exposure to others' traumatic experiences.
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      • Choosing Our Judges: Wisconsin's Longstanding Debate
      • Lawyers need to understand the effects of the 2010 Health-care Reform Law as they seek health-care coverage for themselves, their families, and their employees, and as they counsel their business clients.; 2009 Wisconsin Act 90 bolsters Wisconsin's animal abuse and neglect laws by requiring dog breeders, animal shelters, rescues, and others involved in the care and custody of animals to obtain a license and meet state guidelines on animal treatment.; Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court election campaigns have focused attention on the methods by which the state's ultimate judicial arbiters are selected; but the debate is not a modern phenomenon.

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      • Webxtra: The Toll of Trauma
      • The cumulative physical, emotional, and psychological effects resulting from continual exposure to others' traumatic experience – compassion fatigue – can put lawyers at risk. In this video, Deb Smith, SPD director of assigned counsel, and Linda Albert, State Bar WisLAP coordinator, discuss a groundbreaking study of State Public Defender attorneys. This study examines the impact of secondary trauma on lawyers who are continually exposed to others' traumatic experiences.