You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.
Turn on more accessible mode
Turn off more accessible mode
Search the Site
Top Link Bar
For Law Students
Wisconsin Law Foundation
Awards and Recognition
Membership & Benefits
Lawyer Referral Programs
Lawyer Assistance (WisLAP)
Research & Reports
Client Protection / Fee Disputes
Books & Books UnBound
Online Forms & e-Products
Law Office Videos
WI Lawyer & CaseLaw Express
Practice Area Resources
Consumer & Educator Resources
News & Publications
News & Pubs Archive
Section & Division Newsletters
I Need a Lawyer
I Have a Dispute with my Lawyer
I Need Information
Help for Legal Professionals
News & Publications
The Official Publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Aug 01, 2011
2010 & Beyond
News & Pubs Search
Alternative Dispute Res.
Social Security/Gov. Benefits/Disability
Guardian ad Litem
Representing Hearing/Vision Impaired Clients
Representing Non-English Speaking Clients
Members Only Announcements
Comment Posting Guidelines
Charles Dunn Author Award
Wisconsin Lawyer Directory
Editorial and Advertising Staff
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!
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. Newly updated 2016 editions are in stock now!
Get a national perspective at the 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute. Hear from the CEO of the American Health Lawyers Association, David Cade. Learn more and register here.
Ensure you're properly citing sources in your legal documents with help from the Wisconsin Guide to Citation. The new 8th edition is now available - and it makes the perfect companion to The Bluebook. Order yours today!
Is real property part of your practice? Then you need the newly revised Wisconsin Law of Easements and Restrictive Covenants. Get definitions, case law, and insight into current issues in one handy volume. Order now!
Repair or Replace? The Economic-Waste Doctrine in Construction Defect Cases
Damages in construction defect cases are generally measured by the cost to repair the defect. But in cases posing economic waste – in which a repair requires significant reconstruction or, despite a high cost, would not improve the property’s value – the measure is the decrease in property value caused by the defect. The inherent vagueness of the economic-waste doctrine often complicates determining which measure should be used in a given case.
Changing the Rules on Rulemaking
2011 Wisconsin Act 21 significantly changes how administrative rules are promulgated. Among other things, it narrows state agencies’ rule-making authority, gives the governor new powers to approve or prevent the adoption of rules, expands the economic-impact-analysis requirement to all agencies, and expands venue in declaratory judgment actions to all counties.
'Catch 22' Ethical Dilemma for Defense Counsel in TPR Litigation
Losing one's parental rights is a serious matter, which is why representation by counsel and appearance and participation by parents is required in termination of parental rights litigation. But defense counsel face an ethical dilemma when a court denies a motion to withdraw because a parent’s conduct makes it impossible for counsel to provide adequate representation. To continue representation violates professional conduct rules. To not continue representation violates statutory law. It's a "Catch 22."
Opinions, Voices & Ideas
Inside the Bar
The State Bar has resources to help you hang out your own shingle.
Mining in Wisconsin
Current mining proposals present opportunities for lawyers in a variety of practice areas. To help members gain the knowledge they need to maximize these opportunities, the State Bar is presenting a mining law symposium on Aug. 25
ADAs Barred from Working on Private Firm Criminal Cases
The State Bar Professional Ethics Committee issued formal Opinion EF-11-02, discussing conflicts in criminal practice arising from working as a part-time assistant district attorney while also working as a private practitioner.
Representing Clients Outside of Wisconsin
A Wisconsin-licensed attorney may provide legal services on an occasional basis in a state in which the lawyer is not licensed and not thereby violate the rules prohibiting the unauthorized practice of law.
Women Lawyers Walking the Tightrope
In part two of this two-part article on women lawyers balancing work and life, the author discusses the advantages to law firms of embracing the move to greater diversity of employees and clients.
Court of Appeals Digest
Supreme Court Orders
Supreme Court Digest
In the News
Advertise With Us
© 2016 State Bar of Wisconsin. All rights reserved.
View Full Site Map
Show/Hide Ext. Navigation
Section & Division Newsletters