The Legal Domino Effect: COVID-19 & Contracts
Businesses negatively affected by COVID-19 might attempt to avoid contractual obligations, but not every contract can or should be negated. Clients should consider both the relevant contract-law issues and the potential harm to future business relationships.
SECURE Act: Ensure Safety of Retirement Accounts
The SECURE Act, enacted in late 2019, made significant changes to treatment of certain retirement accounts. Lawyers should become familiar with the Act now so as to advise clients to make appropriate changes to retirement and estate plans.
Knock it Off! Harassment & Bullying in the Workplace
Whether or not mistreatment of an employee is unlawful, such conduct can have negative effects in the workplace. Taking action to prevent bullying and harassment promotes a positive work environment that benefits employers, staff, customers, and clients.
Meet Our Top 2019 Authors
Here are the Communications Committee's annual top 2019 articles, recognizing writing excellence in Wisconsin Lawyer articles. The top article receives the Hon. Charles Dunn Author Award.
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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, Prof. Daniel D. Blinka and Prof. Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
The Office of Lawyer Regulation, an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, provides discipline summaries for educational purposes.
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Due Process in the Time of Coronavirus
A day does not go by without new, often menacing, developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. State and federal governments have strong tools to attempt to counter the pandemic, but individuals retain some due-process protections against potential overreach by elected and appointed officials.