You can combat racism with steps both large and small, say leaders in Wisconsin's legal community. Find out more about the steps you can take as a lawyer and as an individual, as well as in your firm or organization, to build and maintain momentum toward equal justice.
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.
Despite constitutional, statutory, and case law civil-rights protections, sex discrimination and sexual harassment continue to occur regularly in workplaces. This article discusses the causes of action, remedies, and defenses available for sex discrimination claims in Wisconsin.
Pro bono assistance “is part of what it means to be a member of the bar, to be a part of a profession that has as its chief goal the preservation of justice and the rights and liberties of the people of the state,” says Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly.
Signs, social media, elections, and wedding cakes: all can convey facts or opinions and all have played a role in seminal U.S. Supreme Court First Amendment pronouncements in the 21st century.
The transgender community and the societal challenges it faces have become increasingly visible. Nearly 60,000 transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals live in Wisconsin alone. This article surveys the current and evolving state of constitutional, statutory, and case law, at the federal, state, and local levels, on various issues that uniquely affect transgender individuals.
When access to justice is denied, it affects us personally, says Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Richard Sankovitz. He explains why access to justice matters for everyone and how lawyers can get involved in their own communities.