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  • The 2015 Edition of Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial: The Essence of Pretrial Practice

    Since 1996, Wisconsin lawyers have looked to Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial for the best and latest guidance on civil pretrial procedure in Wisconsin courts, now revised, updated, and expanded for 2015.
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    Nov. 4, 2015 – “Procedure,” wrote noted legal educator and jurist Arthur Vanderbilt, “is the prime bread-and-butter subject of the practitioner.” There’s no better recipe for procedural perfection than the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®’s Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial.

    The most comprehensive resource available on all aspects of Wisconsin pretrial civil procedure, Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial features the expertise of more than 40 outstanding Wisconsin attorneys who have contributed thousands of hours writing, reviewing, and revising this two-volume set.

    Everything You Need to Know About Civil Pretrial Process

    Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial covers everything from fee agreements to default judgments, from initial client conferences to pretrial conferences. It addresses conflicts of interest, statutes of limitation, summary judgments, jurisdiction, and venue. It covers pleadings and service of process as well as dispute resolution procedures, discovery, and motion practice, and even case management procedures.

    Practice tips, comments, and queries throughout the volume offer valuable insights drawn from the authors’ collective experience. Careful analysis of the issues saves hours of research time. Whatever your question about civil procedure, you will find an answer that combines accurate substantive information with reliable how-to guidance.

    Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial also includes a table of cases, a table of statutes, regulations and rules, and a subject index.

    New in the 2015 Edition

    The 2015 edition has not only updated all case law and statutory citations, it analyzes the legal developments regarding such issues as:

    • Requirements and disclosures required by the new Wisconsin Supreme Court rule allowing limited scope representation.

    • Whether an attorney who withdraws from a case with client approval is entitled only to a quantum merit recovery for the value of the services provided before the withdrawal.

    • Whether a defendant could waive a state law damages cap by failing to assert it properly in federal court.

    • Whether a defense of lack of subject-matter jurisdiction can be waived.

    • Whether, when, and how a court may “look through” a federal petition based on diversity of citizenship.

    • The nature of a plaintiff’s interest in an action when determining diversity jurisdiction.

    • How to deal with foreign corporations in determining diversity jurisdiction.

    • What may be considered in computing the $75,000 threshold for federal diversity jurisdiction.

    • When a court may deny a motion to amend the pleadings to conform to the evidence.

    Remember, these are only some of many legal developments discussed in the 2015 edition of Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial.

    How to Order

    The print edition of Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial is available to members for $219, plus tax and shipping. Visit the WisBar Marketplace to order the print edition.

    Print purchasers who subscribe to the State Bar’s automatic supplementation service will receive future updates at a 10 percent discount off the regular update price.

    Annual subscriptions to the electronic Books UnBound start at $149 per title and $769 for the full Books UnBound library (single-user prices; call for firm pricing). Visit the WisBar Marketplace to order the Books Unbound edition.

    Current full-library subscribers to Books UnBound automatically receive these updates.

    For more information or to order, contact the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838.




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