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Due to a change in our inventory system, between 8/19 at 3 p.m. and 8/31, the State Bar will be unable to ship printed books and supplements or fulfill walk-in orders. You may still place orders during this time, which will ship on 9/1. Other product orders will ship normally. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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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!
Study Suggests Causes of and Ways to Prevent False Confessions
Lessons from recent DNA exoneration cases suggest that although false confession-based wrongful convictions often begin with police interrogation, they involve a breakdown of the entire justice system. This article presents an overview of research conducted by the Wisconsin Criminal Justice Study Commission about the causes of false confessions and possible ways to prevent false confession-based wrongful convictions.
Friend of the Court Briefs: What the Curiae Wants in an Amicus
A well-written amicus curiae brief is a valuable aid to a court presented with issues that are novel, technical, or complex or that will have far-reaching effect. The authors examine the role of the amicus and what, from the perspective of Wisconsin appellate courts, makes an amicus brief “good.”
Environmental Insurance: A Business Lawyer's Guide
Contamination legal liability policies represent an important hedging option for environmental contamination risk that business lawyers should consider for their clients that face environmental risk situations. Learn about potential uses of these new insurance policies, legal pitfalls for unwary clients, and areas that lawyers should address in negotiations leading to the purchase of these products.
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A Lot Can Change in 30 Years ...
Joyce Hastings, Communications Director and Wisconsin Lawyer editor, celebrates 30 years with the State Bar of Wisconsin this month. Here's a look at the state of the Bar from the beginning of Joyce's tenure in 1977 through today.
Sun Rising at the BBE
The Board of Bar Examiners is responding to lawyer concerns, as shown by its forward-looking strategic planning, reexamination of BBE rules and policies, a new bar exam grading policy, and working with the State Bar to develop a conditional bar admission rule and a CLE comity rule.
New Rules Clarify Lawyers' Duty to Report Professional Misconduct
Some changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct clarify lawyers' existing duty to report another lawyer's alleged misconduct. Other changes emphasize the duty to consult with an affected client and receive that client's informed consent to release confidential information before reporting lawyer misconduct.
The Business of Law 101
Law school teaches students how to look at things analytically - how to think like a lawyer - but it usually does not teach students about the business of practicing law. Here are some tips to help address basic business issues you should consider if you're planning to open your own law office.
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