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    • July
      10
      2020

      Rotunda Video: Grassroots Advocacy

      Grassroots Outreach Coordinator Devin Martin discusses how attorneys can help make positive reforms happen through grassroots advocacy using the State Bar's "Advocacy Network."

    • July
      10
      2020
      Litigation Section Blog

      Is Your Liability Waiver Enforceable? Probably Not

      Are waivers your clients using worth anything more than the paper it is printed on? Erik Monson discusses liability waivers in Wisconsin, and offers advice on drafting an enforceable liability waiver.

    • July
      10
      2020
      Children & the Law Section Blog

      Preparing for Chapter 48’s New Private Minor Guardianships

      A new private minor guardianship law takes effect Aug. 1, 2020. In this second part of a two-part series, Courtney Roelandts provides tips and suggestions on how to prepare for a smooth transition.

    • July
      09
      2020
      Dispute Resolution Section Blog

      Two Mediators’ Perspectives in the Era of Social Distancing

      Mediating by video conference is not as straightforward as in-person sessions. Lisa Derr and retired Judge Charles Kahn share their perspectives on how they have adapted to technology in the era of social distancing including accessibility, neutrality, and confidentiality.

    • July
      09
      2020

      State Supreme Court Largely Upholds 2018 Lame Duck Legislation

      After former Gov. Scott Walker’s 2018 election defeat, the legislature enacted – and Gov. Walker signed – two major laws impacting the power and authority of the legislative and executive branches. Today, the state supreme court largely upheld them.

    • July
      08
      2020
      Construction & Public Contract Law Section Blog

      101: Wisconsin’s Construction Lien Law

      With the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction lien rights have become more vital than ever to businesses in the construction industry. Steven Slawinski provides a refresher course on the basics of construction liens on privately owned construction projects in Wisconsin.

    • July
      07
      2020
      Appellate Practice Section Blog

      A ‘Monumental’ Decision: U.S. Supreme Court and LGBTQ Discrimination

      The U.S. Supreme Court has now weighed in on sexual-orientation and gender-identity discrimination and protections in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Erin Strohbehn and Max T. Stephenson discuss the recent decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia.

    • July
      07
      2020
      Family Law Section Blog

      Countering Evasion: Securing Notice in a Divorce Action

      What happens when the opposing party in a divorce action evades a Summons and Petition or simply cannot be located? Lauren Otte discusses the required steps to secure service and personal jurisdiction in these circumstances.

    • June
      26
      2020

      Pro Bono in a Pandemic

      In this first video edition of Rotunda Report, Jeff Brown discusses ways attorneys can get involved in much needed pro bono work while remaining safe and practicing social distancing during the pandemic.

    • June
      19
      2020

      'Duty to Act:' 15 Ways to Combat Racism

      You can combat racism with steps both large and small, say leaders in Wisconsin's legal community. Find out more about the steps you can take as a lawyer and as an individual, as well as in your firm or organization, to build and maintain momentum toward equal justice.

    • June
      17
      2020

      Petition Sets Rules for Future Redistricting Litigation

      The Wisconsin Legislature redraws voting district boundaries every 10 years, and litigation usually follows. A recent petition submitted to the Wisconsin Supreme Court would establish the rules for any redistricting litigation in the next cycle.


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