Young lawyers are the change agents that will help instill the public's confidence in the legal system, help drive innovative solutions for access to justice, and advocate on important issues that impact the legal profession as a whole.
Cases involving domestic violence, custody, or child abuse may force couples to run around a maze to locate legal counsel in a place where family law attorneys are scarce. The first one to find the attorney wins. Like a game of musical chairs, the second one to the chair is out of luck.
Four lawyers talk about the challenges of recruiting and retaining diverse lawyers. Challenges include getting leadership buy-in and the necessary resources, addressing implicit bias when setting salaries and assigning work, and knowing where and how to recruit the lawyers you want. Read what these lawyers advise.
"Big data" is everywhere, but lawyers may have little idea what it is or how it can help their practice. Barry Blonien discusses what big data is, and offers some thoughts on using it in your practice.
Everyone has a role to play in eliminating sexual harassment from the workplace, and men play an important role as allies in changing the culture, according to panelists at a recent program discussing issues facing women in the legal profession.
Gail Groy, a partner at Axley Brynelson LLP, has leveraged her personal interests and her status as a mother to build a client base of others in similar circles, and she's doing it with much success.
Legal industry experts highlight national trends, including business development, meeting client needs, talent recruitment, succession planning, and technology. Wisconsin lawyers can seize on opportunities and determine where to put their time and energy to build momentum in 2019.
A national legal tech expert highlights the most important developments in 2018, from analytics and artificial intelligence to legal research, the ethics of using technology, and access to justice issues. These developments create the momentum for an interesting year ahead.
In November 2018, Sarah Zylstra warned lawyers filing appellate briefs that the Wisconsin Court of Appeals computer system was reordering the record, making the record identifications in the clerk of circuit court's certification incorrect. The issue has been fixed for records transmitted on or after Dec. 21, 2018, says Zylstra.
Grant Birtch and Kathleen Brost, candidates for State Bar of Wisconsin president-elect post, have a lot in common. Both work in Neenah. Both graduated from U.W. Law School in the 1990s. And both have a lot of solo and/or small-firm experience.
This article looks at nine significant Wisconsin federal court decisions interpreting Wisconsin law in late 2017 and 2018 on a variety of subjects, including tort, contract, corporate, fair dealership, and insurance law and more.