Health Law Section Blog
HHS’s Proposed Rule on Guidance Documents Would Clarify Agency Expectations
A rule proposed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requires its components to inform the public when issuing a “guidance document” and to clarify the document’s legal impact. James Junger and Heather Mogden discuss the proposed rule and how to petition a review of guidance documents that may go too far.
Spotlight: Kris Havlik on a Decade of Wills for Heroes in Wisconsin
Wisconsin has one of the most active Wills for Heroes programs in the U.S., thanks to Milwaukee attorney Kris Havlik, who has coordinated the program for the past 10 years. Find out more about Havlik and the program, which offers free basic estate planning documents to our first responders, via lawyers doing pro bono work.
Working to Promote Lawyer Well-Being in Wisconsin
The legal profession is stressful. But there are stigmas attached to seeking assistance. The Task Force on Wisconsin Lawyer Well-Being was formed to address this issue. Judge Todd Bjerke is the chair of that task force. He sheds light on the issue and the work ahead to improve the health and well-being of all those in the legal profession.
A Community for Solo & Small Firm Attorneys
Creating opportunities for solo and small firm attorneys to discuss common themes and challenges is as important as ever. The Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference is where lawyers can do just that and learn about evolving tools to help them succeed. Learn why you should attend this year's event from the lawyers who make attendance a priority.
OLR Hearing to Reinstate John Hotvedt
A public hearing will be held before referee Kim Marie Peterson on the petition of John Hotvedt, Burlington, to reinstate his Wisconsin law license. Any interested person may appear at the hearing and be heard in support of or in opposition to the petition.
Neighbor Dispute: Homeowners Can Keep Large ‘Garage’
When homeowners constructed a 36x80x16-foot building on their Fond du Lac property, the neighbors complained that it violated the subdivision’s restrictions on structures other than "garages." Recently, a state appeals court ruled for the homeowners.