The Wisconsin Legislature recently enacted 2017 Wis. Act 235. The act, prepared without the input usually provided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Judicial Council for laws affecting civil pro-cedure, makes substantial changes about which all civil litigators must be aware. The authors expect litigants and courts will face uncertainties and chal-lenges as they litigate under the new rules.
What are the considerations lawyers should think about regarding HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act? Turns out, it's not just lawyers in a health law practice who need to be aware of their responsibilities regarding protected health information.
Oregon is addressing an access to justice problem with regulatory rule changes that embrace the virtual legal marketplace, including providers like Avvo. Other states have gone the opposite direction, issuing ethics opinions prohibiting such engagement. Wisconsin has not yet issued a formal position via ethics opinion or otherwise.
The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is a good reminder to Wisconsin lawyers to plan for the unexpected – minimizing the cost to you, your practice, and your clients. Here are Tom Watson's tips to get you started.