It takes bravery and a pioneer spirit to hang out your shingle and take control of your own destiny. But you don’t have to fly solo on your course to success. Refuel yourself with your fellow attorneys at the 2017 Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference in Wisconsin Dells, Oct. 26-28.
Mandatory e-filing will begin Sept. 1 in Milwaukee County. Attorneys and high-volume filing agents will be required to e-file court documents in civil, small claims, family, paternity, criminal, traffic, and ordinance-forfeiture cases.
What happens when your clients divorce? Must a lawyer surrender a client file of a former joint representation when one party does not consent to providing the file to the other party? Who owns a client’s file?
The Dane County Circuit Court has an exhibit storage area that is bursting at the seams. To make room for current case exhibits, the Clerk of Court is giving notice that it will follow the procedure in SCR 72.01(46) to destroy criminal case exhibits after Oct. 1, 2017.
Lawyers can make a big impact on the quality of life in their communities. Milwaukee lawyer Odalo Ohiku and his staff are energizing the students in their community for the new school year – with a donation of 300 backpacks filled with school supplies.
New Richmond’s celebration of the life of one of Wisconsin’s most famous lawyers is a unique and rare opportunity to hear stories directly from prominent figures who fought for civil rights in the 1960s and members of the legal team that impeached President Nixon. Join in the community celebration Aug. 24-26.
Hearing Order 16-02A: Amendments to Evidence Rules Pertaining to Witness Bias, Conduct, Testimony, and Impeachment
Hearing Order 16-09: Admission of Members of Indian Tribes to Wisconsin Bar
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently wrapped up its 2016-17 term, publishing 50 decisions. This article provides some insight on where the chips fell, with analysis from Michael B. Brennan, a trial and appellate lawyer and a former circuit court judge.
In this Q&A, Tommy Thompson talks about current health care politics and his experience as HHS secretary under President George W. Bush.
The health insurance environment continues to be filled with uncertainty. Whether you're considering a health plan for your own firm or assisting your clients, Corrine Bultman shares some basic considerations.
The State Bar of Wisconsin Diversity Program matches first-year law students with employers to help students build legal practice skills. Now in its 25th year, the program has placed 453 law students with 74 law firms, corporations, and government offices.
Wisconsin Law Foundation awards provide $2,000 each to three recent law school graduates who represent underserved populations – people who have difficulty affording legal services and those in rural areas with limited access to legal services.
Leadership isn't just managing a business or serving on a nonprofit board. Leadership is also stepping up to make a difference when life turns for the worst for those around you.
In Georgia, it can cost more than $1,000 to read the state’s statutes. When do you have to pay, and when can you freely use the wording of laws and their annotations? Turns out, it depends on which state’s statutes you need.
Looking for an opportunity? There are jobs – and a fulfilling life and career – for lawyers in rural Wisconsin. The second Greater Wisconsin Initiative Bus Tour opens the door for you – sign up by Aug. 23.
As a service to its members, the State Bar of Wisconsin has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on Wisconsin civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations.
You’ve worked within the system – here’s your chance to be heard. Take 10 minutes to let the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Planning and Policy Advisory Committee know what you think are the most critical issues within the court system.
Acclaimed author, veteran, Rhodes Scholar, and CEO, Wes Moore says lawyers have a large role to play when it comes to fixing cycles of poverty.
A defendant challenged the use, at sentencing, of software that measures a defendant’s risk of recidivism. The case raises interesting questions about such algorithmic tools.