School Accountability After “No Child Left Behind”
Most federal and state lawmakers agree that U.S. schools need to better serve all students, especially ones from disadvantaged backgrounds, but controversy continues over how to meet that goal. Learn what the federal Department of Education and Wisconsin’s elected officials are doing to reform K-12 public schools.
Sounding the Depths of Wisconsin’s Mediation Privilege
The primary goal of mediation is to reach a settlement; nearly as important is conveying information during mediation in such a way that Wisconsin’s mediation privilege protects the communications. This article discusses the privilege and its three general exceptions.
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Go Rural, New Lawyer
George Brown invites new lawyers to hop on the Greater Wisconsin Initiative Bus Tour, Oct. 7-8, to experience the opportunities of practicing in rural areas.
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Supreme Court Digest
In this column, Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer summarize all decisions of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (except those involving lawyer or judicial discipline).
Court of Appeals Digest
In this column, Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are linked below.
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Wisconsin Lawyer Trains Liberian Lawyers to Counter Human Trafficking
Wisconsin lawyer Cynthia Hirsch recently traveled to Monrovia, Liberia, with Lawyers Without Borders to participate as a trainer in a workshop designed to help Liberian prosecutors, defenders, and judges sharpen their litigation skills to better implementLiberia’s new anti-human trafficking law.