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    • April
      12
      2021

      Working Remotely: What Are Your Ethical Obligations?

      Although lawyers' work locations may have changed as a result of the pandemic, their professional responsibilities have not. Read new State Bar ethics opinion EF-21-02, which addresses the practical and ethical considerations of working remotely.

    • April
      12
      2021

      Battle for the Ballot Box

      In 2020, issues of how elections are conducted riveted public attention. The author summarizes the litigated issues that occurred in Wisconsin in 2020 and early 2021 and identifies key targets of challenges to voting laws and elections going forward.

    • April
      12
      2021

      Managing Risk: Scams and Hacks Version 2021

      One activity not slowing down during the pandemic is online scamming and hacking. Tom Watson says law firms often are targets, but there are ways to reduce the risks.

    • April
      12
      2021

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    • April
      12
      2021

      Briefly

      Interesting facts, trends, tips, bits and bytes in the news.

    • April
      12
      2021

      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).

    • April
      12
      2021

      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.

    • April
      12
      2021

      Members Only

      Who's become a partner, changed firms, received an award, and more.

    • March
      10
      2021

      A Primer: Crowdfunding for Legal Fees

      This article addresses donation-based crowdfunding campaigns, which may provide financial resources for individuals who might otherwise be unable to afford legal services. The ethics rules do not disallow lawyers to crowdfund, but lawyers must proceed cautiously.

    • March
      10
      2021

      The ERA: Where Are We Now?

      Although Wisconsin ratified the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the ERA has never been officially ratified, and many younger Americans might not even know of its existence. The author explores the ERA's history and looks at other efforts to achieve fuller gender equality under the law.

    • March
      10
      2021

      20/20 Hindsight: 20 Legal Tech Trends

      The author lists his top 20 developments in technology and innovation that, especially in legal practice, in our courts, and in our justice system generally, will see us into the future.


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