Virtual DNA: Whole Device Authentication
In the 21st century, figuring out "who done it" often necessitates determining the identity of the person who most often used a particular electronic device. Learn the basics here.
Pros & Cons: A Review of Child Placement and Support Proposals
In 2018 the Legislative Council established a study committee to address potential changes to child support and the notion of presumed equal placement. Twelve measures are moving forward. Here is a summary of each measure, and the case for or against the action.
Jill Kastner: Let's Get to Work
Access to justice, leadership development, and inclusion in all forms are top priorities of the State Bar of Wisconsin and new President Jill Kastner. None of these themes will surprise those who know her – they've been touchstones throughout her career as a public-interest attorney.
As I See It
A Profession on Edge
Wood Foster discusses rapid changes in the legal profession that are affecting every practicing (and would-be) lawyer in the United States, and what legal professionals collectively might think about as they move into the future.
Hazards of Social Media Activity
Dean Dietrich advises lawyers, clients, and judges to take care in how they engage on social media platforms given the narrow lines between acceptable and unacceptable use.
Don't Forget About Women Lawyers of Color
When probing the legal profession's diversity and inclusion crisis, race and gender are almost always discussed as if they are mutually exclusive. Kristen Hardy says this is a mistake. Women lawyers of color experience bias on two fronts – gender and race.
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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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The Threat of Violence: What Wisconsin Lawyers Experience
A recent survey regarding threats and violence against Wisconsin lawyers and judges reveals that 49.1 percent of respondents said they had been threatened or physically assaulted at least once. This places Wisconsin second for percentage of respondents reporting threats and violence of the 29 statewide surveys conducted by the author.