Young Lawyers: Driving Innovation, Defining Our Future
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.
Guardian ad Litem Work: Analyzing Potential Conflicts
The unique role of guardians ad litem (GAL) pose challenges in applying the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, such as determining whether GAL work may conflict with your other cases. Tim Pierce, State Bar of Wisconsin ethics counsel, provides insight into one particular case that may help.
Ending Uncivil Behavior in Depositions
When the way lawyers comport themselves reflects on the profession, it is important for lawyers to behave with the same civility in depositions as in the courtroom. Tom Donnelly proposes a way to end bad behavior in depositions via courts’ scheduling orders that contain specific provisions on civil behavior.
The Threat of Violence: What Wisconsin Lawyers Experience
A recent survey regarding threats and violence against Wisconsin lawyers and judges reveals that 49.1 percent of respondents said they had been threatened or physically assaulted at least once. This places Wisconsin second for percentage of respondents reporting threats and violence of the 29 statewide surveys conducted by the author.
What's the Buzz? 2018 Farm Bill
The 2018 Farm Bill's reforms, technology investments, and rural-to-urban diversification provisions will stir up new business for strapped farmers and emerging entrepreneurs. The bill also presents opportunity for Wisconsin lawyers who represent such clients.