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    • October
      16
      2020
      Dispute Resolution Section Blog

      Early Neutral Evaluation – Is It Time to Use It in Family Law?

      Early neutral evaluation is an available and alternative option for resolving civil cases quickly and efficiently. Marta Meyers discusses the issue, saying that it may be time to attempt early neutral evaluation more earnestly and more often in Wisconsin.

    • October
      16
      2020
      Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

      State Bar Lobbyists: Advocates for the Elder Law and Special Needs Section

      On behalf of members of the State Bar of Wisconsin Elder Law and Special Needs Section, the State Bar lobbying program gives a voice at the capitol on issues of concern in the practice of elder law. Cale Battles, State Bar senior government relations coordinator, discusses the lobbying program and how to stay informed.

    • October
      09
      2020
      Agricultural Law and Rural Practice Blog

      The Changing Face of Farming and Agriculture

      Even before the coronavirus struck, farming has been changing. David Krekeler discusses the changes, over the past century, that have altered the family farm in Wisconsin – and gives an overview of Chapter 12 farm bankruptcies.

    • September
      30
      2020
      Health Law Section Blog

      Drug Manufacturers Cut Off 340B Pricing for Contract Pharmacies

      Early in 2020, the Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Pharmacy Affairs seemed to scale back regulation of the 340B Program, which reduces drug costs for health care facilities that serve vulnerable populations. Richard Davis discusses the issue, which may result in the cost of 340B-covered drugs rising dramatically for contract pharmacies.

    • September
      25
      2020
      Family Law Section Blog

      Is There a Way to Cure Maintenance Arrearages in Wisconsin?

      Section 767.59 greatly limits the trial court's authority to modify maintenance payments or arrears accrued prior to the filing of a motion. David Karp explores other remedies that may be available to cure maintenance arrearages.

    • September
      24
      2020
      Business Law Section Blog

      Legal and Tax Requirements when Selling and Buying on Facebook Live

      Facebook Live and similar platforms provide an easy and convenient way to sell and buy products, but may cause both sellers and buyers to overlook legal and tax requirements. MaiVue K. Xiong discusses the legal and tax requirements involved in selling andbuying in an online market in Wisconsin.

    • September
      23
      2020
      Public Interest Law Section Blog

      Health Insurance Marketplace: What You Need to Know Now

      Health insurance coverage may change for many people this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Christine Huberty discusses key points of the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace in 2020 for both existing and new enrollees.

    • September
      14
      2020
      Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

      Medicaid Issues with COVID-19

      The coronavirus pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives, and Medicaid is no different. Reg Wydeven and Jon Fischer discuss how county caseworkers are processing applications slightly different than during normal times.

    • August
      31
      2020
      Children & the Law Section Blog

      Child Exploitation in the Digital Age

      As social media changes and evolves, so do the ways children can be targeted and abused – and helped. Brooke Houston discusses the ways the internet can be used to exploit and save children.

    • August
      25
      2020
      Environmental Law Section Blog

      DNR Responds to Changes and Challenges in Wisconsin’s Forest Products Industry

      Forests cover nearly half of Wisconsin’s landscape, and forest products play an important role in the state’s economy. Kassie Lang and Sara Fox discuss a history of the state’s forest products industry and legal mechanisms adopted in response to past challenges, and consider responses to the recent idling of one of the state’s largest mills.

    • August
      25
      2020
      Litigation Section Blog

      A Judge's Plea to Litigators: Help Me Resolve the Case

      Civil litigation often involves complex ideas, especially in patent law. Former Judge James Troupis offers a plea on behalf of all judges: As with a jury, consider what the court needs to understand the case.

    • August
      24
      2020
      Public Interest Law Section Blog

      Update: Latest on COVID-19 Loan Relief Order and Public Service Loan Forgiveness

      Language in President Trump’s Aug. 8, 2020, executive order on COVID-19 loan relief is different from that of the CARES Act. Clarification issued by the Department of Education states that, despite the original language, the latest student loan relief order does allow otherwise eligible borrowers to count the deferred payments towards PSLF.

    • August
      19
      2020
      Business Law Section Blog

      Tips for an Effective Business Succession Plan

      A succession plan for a business is an often overlooked, yet essential area of business law. Maureen O’Leary gives tips on setting up a successful plan and getting clients to look ahead.


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