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Whether you deal with worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or fair employment laws, the 2016 Wisconsin Employment Law Codebook is your one-stop-shop for all the statutes and regulations governing employment law in Wisconsin.
Involved in a guardianship, mental health, or probate case? The Judicial Benchbook: Probate contains the procedures, rules, and case law you need to know. Now available as a new 5th edition. Order now!
Quickly find case law to bolster your arguments. Family Law Casenotes and Quotes is a handy compilation of family law cases since 1977. It's updated 3 times a year so you always have the most up-to-date info. The July 2016 supplement includes three new casenotes and two revised casenotes. Order your copy today!
Navigate the complexities of child cases with the newly updated WI 2016 Children's Code and Juvenile Justice Code 2016. Keep the latest statutes at your fingertips - buy your copy today!
Confidently advise your business clients in a variety of situations with Business Litigation in Wisconsin. The newly revised 2nd edition includes the latest court decisions and legal developments impacting your clients. Order now!
The Pendulum Swings: No More Early Release
The pendulum of sentencing policy has swung back again in Wisconsin. 2011 Wisconsin Act 38, which became effective Aug. 3, signals a return to truth-in-sentencing by changing the state's criminal sentencing laws to eliminate or adjust many of the procedures that had allowed early release of certain inmates.
Navigating Conflict-of-Interest Disqualification Motions
By making clear that objections to an attorney’s involvement in a case on conflict grounds can be raised by nonclient parties as well as by clients, a recent Wisconsin decision has increased the burden on lawyers to conduct thorough conflict-of-interest checks.
Who Is a Prospective Client?
Formal Opinion EF-11-03 discusses the definition of and duties owed to prospective clients, including when a lawyer is contacted through a lawyer website or by email.
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WebXtra video: Don't be victim to scammers
Lawyers regularly receive email messages from prospective “clients” whose goal is to trick the lawyers into transmitting funds to the message senders. In this video, Madison attorney Thomas Watson notes business loans, commercial litigation, family law, and real estate appear to be the areas of law most commonly used by scammers. Watson urges, “Be wary of clients who make contact only by email, and be careful with your online banking system, particularly when it comes to your trust accounts.”
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A Lawyers' Marketplace
This month, the State Bar will upgrade WisBar's Marketplace, making it easier and faster to search for and purchase State Bar products and register for seminars and other events.
Urging Pro Bono Help for Immigrants Harmed by UPL
Although the supreme court recently defined the practice of law, it did not establish enforcement authority or remedies for victims of unauthorized practice.
A Call to Reform Wisconsin’s Class-Action Statute
Wisconsin's class-action statute is vague and provides insufficient guidance for the state's courts and attorneys.
Scammers Still Targeting Lawyers
Wisconsin lawyers regularly receive email messages from prospective "clients" whose goal is only to trick the lawyers into transmitting funds to the message senders.
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