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    • January
      15
      2021
      Children & the Law Section Blog

      On the Continuing CHIPS Ground: The Current State of the Law

      With the April 2018 revision of the termination of parental rights (TPR) ground for continuing need of protection or services, it is still unclear in certain cases which version of the law is applicable to certain cases. Jenni Spies Kara discusses the issue, to be heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in February 2021.

    • January
      13
      2021
      Labor & Employment Blog

      COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Considerations for Wisconsin Employers

      With COVID-19 vaccinations now available, employers may want to implement a mandatory vaccine policy within their organization. Janelle Schlosser reviews the risks for employers related to mandatory vaccine policies in the workplace.

    • January
      12
      2021
      Litigation Section Blog

      Civil Jury Verdicts: The Five-sixths Requirement in Wisconsin

      With the promise of the mass distribution of effective vaccines on the horizon, we hope that jury trials – many canceled due to the pandemic – can be resumed in 2021. In anticipation (and optimism) that we are finally turning the corner on COVID-19, Edward Robinson discusses Wisconsin’s five-sixths rule requirement in civil jury cases.

    • January
      11
      2021
      Business Law Section Blog

      New Year, New Office: Is the Future Virtual for Legal Practice?

      The idea of adapting your legal practice to a virtual format is not a novel idea – and under COVID-19, is now a reality for many of us in the legal profession. But should it be a permanent move, post pandemic? Stephen Hegedus discusses the pros and cons of virtual and traditional offices.

    • December
      22
      2020
      Construction & Public Contract Law Section Blog

      Don't Sleep on the Arbitration Forfeiture Standard

      A recent Court of Appeals decision confirms the high standard for reversing an arbitration decision. Kevin Long discusses the decision’s takeaway – it is important to provide an arbitrator the opportunity to cure.

    • December
      21
      2020
      Health Law Section Blog

      Legal Considerations for Adopting Predictive AI

      Artificial intelligence-based technologies that forecast future medical conditions are coming into mainstream use. Kristin Degeneffe discusses the choices health care organizations face in determining how fully to embrace these trends in 2021 and beyond.

    • December
      21
      2020
      Appellate Practice Section Blog

      Appellate eFiling Petition Filed in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court

      An appellate eFiling petition and rule amendments are now before the Wisconsin Supreme Court for approval. Eric Pearson outlines the petition and proposed changes, where to find more information about the petition, and where to file any comments.

    • December
      21
      2020
      Public Interest Law Section Blog

      A Framework for Considering Privilege

      Conversations around inequality and oppression are difficult and sometimes uncomfortable, but are valuable and necessary, says Joseph Riepenhoff, who explores concepts of identity and power that may help lawyers and the profession to move intentionally toward equality and inclusion.

    • December
      16
      2020
      Dispute Resolution Section Blog

      Mediators & Attorneys: 7 Tips on Practicing with Cultural Humility

      Effective representation – whether a mediator or lawyer – requires understanding not just the parties’ points of view, but how your own biases may impact the process. Lisa Derr offers seven tips for mediators to improve their cultural awareness.

    • December
      14
      2020
      Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

      The Hardest Lesson to Learn in Elder Law

      The medical profession often fails the elderly and those with terminal illness by avoiding honest talk about the choices these patients face. The same problem exists in elder law, says Benjamin Wright, who discusses one of the hardest aspects of elder law – learning to talk honestly with clients in a way that leads to good decisions.

    • December
      14
      2020
      Environmental Law Section Blog

      Developing Flood Resilience in Wisconsin

      Residents and communities around Wisconsin are experiencing more flooding and heavy rainstorms, causing lost homes and lives and significant property damage. Andrea Gelatt explores the challenges from intense flooding and efforts to mitigate those risks.

    • December
      10
      2020
      Family Law Section Blog

      Triage: A More Efficient Family Case Management System

      In this era of doing more with less, triaging family cases could benefit Wisconsin family courts, parties, and lawyers by using scarce resources more efficiently. Paul Stenzel discusses how triage, or differentiated case management, could fit into family court systems.

    • December
      08
      2020
      Agricultural Law and Rural Practice Blog

      Lending a Helping Hand to Wisconsin’s Farming Community

      Farmers are suffering from mental health issues that are compounded by the effects of COVID-19 on their product markets. Eliza Reyes talks about programs designed to help Wisconsin farmers, and how lawyers can help as well.


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