Wm. Pharis Horton: A Strong Advocate for the Solo Attorney
At age 83, he’s going strong – practicing as a solo attorney and mentoring the next generation of real estate attorneys. Wm. Pharis Horton is the 2017 recipient of the John Lederer Service Award -- he receives it next week at the Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference.
Final Order 16-09: Amending SCR 40.05 re Admission to Practice Law in Wisconsin
The Stockbridge-Munsee Community petitioned the court to amend SCR 40.05 to allow any legal services with any federally recognized Indian tribe to be “counted” for purposes of SCR 40.05, the rule governing admission to practice law in Wisconsin based on an applicant’s admission to practice law and active practice of law in a qualifying jurisdiction.
Access to Justice: A New Regulatory Approach to the Virtual Legal Marketplace?
Oregon is addressing an access to justice problem with regulatory rule changes that embrace the virtual legal marketplace, including providers like Avvo. Other states have gone the opposite direction, issuing ethics opinions prohibiting such engagement. Wisconsin has not yet issued a formal position via ethics opinion or otherwise.
The End of DACA and How It Affects Individuals
A federal program that protects certain undocumented youth from deportation is in the process of winding down. Immigration attorney Raluca Vais-Ottosen explains how the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will impact individuals.
'Stay Steady': The State of Health Law 2017
The health care industry is undergoing massive changes, regardless of the politics in Washington, D.C. And whether efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are ultimately successful, there are some key trends that won’t likely change in the industry, says David Cade, CEO of the American Health Lawyers Association.