A lawyer's powers of observation and note-taking, record-keeping, and organizational skills can go far to identify and help older clients who are vulnerable to abuse. Learn appropriate techniques to screen older clients for fraud and abuse.
This article looks at eight significant Wisconsin federal court decisions from 2019 interpreting Wisconsin law on a variety of subjects, including tort, health care, employment law, and more.
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.
Farmers understand long-term investment in community, and in choosing a lawyer they can trust, they may evaluate how invested a lawyer is in their community. Kate Knowlton offers tips to strengthen long-term relationships in a local rural community and tobuild mutually beneficial and lasting partnerships with family farmers. “By understanding and participating in the local community, lawyers can establish confidence in farmers to seek legal advice,” she writes.
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.