A client's mental illness can complicate a lawyer's ability to represent the client's best interests. Beth Osowski lists 18 tips she's learned from multiple sources – including pertinent ethical rules, precedent, and advice from lawyers and other experts – for lawyers to zealously and successfully advocate for their clients.
Death with Dignity laws allow terminally ill patients to request medication from their physician to voluntarily end their life. Thirty states, including Wisconsin, are considering Death with Dignity legislation.
The health care industry is undergoing massive changes, regardless of the politics in Washington, D.C. And whether efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are ultimately successful, there are some key trends that won’t likely change in the industry, says David Cade, CEO of the American Health Lawyers Association.
The message of the U.W. law students is: put health and wellness first, and the rest will follow. And they want the students to know that they are not the only ones dealing with ongoing stress and occasional panic. They are helping their classmates to stay mentally fit to cope with the stresses of law school – and life.
WisLAP – the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program – has a new manager. Meet Mary Spranger, and learn how this program can help you when you, a colleague, or a loved one is struggling.
Often, old age is accompanied by declines in cognition that can negatively affect an older person’s ability to engage in estate planning. But even when they don’t, beneficiaries might use a testator’s age and normal age-related behavior as reasons to challenge a will or other testamentary document. The growing number of older people with cognitive challenges will bring with it an increase in estate litigation.
Nursing-home residents and their families may, by signing on the dotted line, lose their ability to take care and treatment disputes to court. The authors discuss characteristics of the typical nursing-home admission process and the enforceability of arbitration provisions in nursing-home admission agreements.
Who is responsible for your wellness? The stresses of working in the legal profession can take their toll. In this first installment of her column, Linda Albert, State Bar WisLAP program manager, talks about how to promote a higher level of health and well-being within yourself and within the culture of practicing law.
For players in the ever-expanding food and beverage market, health-related labels, the rise of craft breweries, and new food-safety laws require the assistance of savvy counsel. This article looks at food and beverage laws, giving a glimpse into the challenges and opportunities that face this dynamic industry.