Young Lawyers: Driving Innovation, Defining Our Future
Young lawyers are the change agents that will help instill the public's confidence in the legal system, help drive innovative solutions for access to justice, and advocate on important issues that impact the legal profession as a whole.
Start Your Engines:
Driverless Vehicles on Wisconsin Roadways
In January 2017, the U.S. DOT designated U.W.-Madison as one of 10 proving grounds for testing AVs and test projects are underway. The authors review the federal regulations and recommendations, and analyze areas for opportunities for Wisconsin lawyers resulting from the emergence of AVs on Wisconsin’s roadways.
Cuba: A Perspective from Wisconsin
Despite its proximity and long history of complicated interactions with the United States, Cuba still is a stranger to many U.S. citizens. A State Bar-sponsored trip in February helps dispel some of the mystery for a group of Wisconsin lawyers.
As I See It
Improve Courthouse Security: Screen All Visitors
Reports from counties in which all courthouse visitors are screened prove that dangerous implements are coming to the doors of Wisconsin’s courthouses, and screening inside is interdicting many of those implements. The author urges screening at all courthouse entrances.
Export Control: Your Client May Be Subject to Regulation
Bethany Nelson explains any time a client has controlled items, technology, or data, proper measures must be taken to ensure that any foreign persons' access is authorized by law. More clients may be subject to regulation than you might expect.
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Supreme Court Digest
In this column, Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer summarize all decisions of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (except those involving lawyer or judicial discipline).
Court of Appeals Digest
In this column, Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are linked below.
The Office of Lawyer Regulation, an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, provides these summaries for educational purposes.
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Preparing for the End of the London Interbank Offered Rate in 2021
In 2021, the London Interbank Offered Rate – the benchmark reference rate that underpinned hundreds of trillions of dollars of finance contracts for three decades – will no longer be used. Patricia Lane and Louis Wahl IV discuss the cessation of what has been called “the world’s most important number,” and offer recommendations for addressing its cessation in credit agreements, securities, and other finance contracts.