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A panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that a former Milwaukee street gang leader was wrongly designated a “career offender” which impacted his 35-year prison sentence, but the error was harmless.
An Oneida County man was convicted of operating while intoxicated (OWI), fourth offense, after police stopped him for riding a lawn mower on a public roadway from a tavern. Recently, a state appeals court upheld the OWI conviction.
A Wisconsin attorney has filed a lawsuit against the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Supreme Court, alleging rules that require mandatory membership in the State Bar association violate a right to not associate.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that the City of West Bend is not constitutionally liable for the tragic drowning death of a six-year-old girl in a public swimming pond the city owned and operated.
At its recent meeting in Delavan, the Board of Governors also voted to oppose a pending petition that would allow law licenses to be permanently revoked with no opportunity for reinstatement, and took other actions.
They come from law schools outside Wisconsin, across the country, and outside the U.S., and have the same goal: Becoming a Wisconsin lawyer. Join the State Bar of Wisconsin in celebrating these 53 new Wisconsin lawyers.
A Louisiana man became paralyzed in 2012 after falling from a defective Trek bicycle he was renting in Texas. Trek’s primary insurer settled the case, then sought indemnification from Taiwanese insurers under products liability policies.
Douglas Kammer, who served as president of the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2009-2010, passed away Sept. 11, 2019.
A state appeals court has ruled that a woman who voluntarily quit her job after she was injured does not qualify for some worker’s compensation benefits.
A state appeals court has ruled that a class action can proceed against a health care provider regarding fees the provider charged to obtain medical records despite fee exemptions that apply when attorneys request records on behalf of clients.
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled that a plaintiff’s debt collection claims against a Wisconsin law firm were properly dismissed since he did not show money owed was consumer debt.
From government regulation to litigation and legislation, from social policy to cultural competency, a major theme of this year’s Health, Labor, and Employment Law (HLE) Institute was the uncertainty of change and future trends.
July 3, 2019 – What you do is important. What you do is profound. You guard the dignity and integrity of the rule of law and advocate for an accessible justice system.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has dismissed a petition asking the court to transition the State Bar of Wisconsin to a voluntary organization, noting the petition is duplicative of a rule petition that the court dismissed last year.
The U.S. Supreme Court today vacated (5-4) a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that upheld the drunk driving conviction, seventh offense, of a Wisconsin man who was unconscious when police directed his blood drawn without a warrant.
A Wisconsin Supreme Court majority has overruled its prior 2016 decision, which struck down a 2011 law that gave the governor power to reject administrative rules promulgated by the state’s superintendent of public schools.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld (4-3) legislation that passed during a December 2018 extraordinary session, as well as 82 gubernatorial appointees who were confirmed, concluding the session did not violate the state constitution.
From prize-winning authors, legal journalists, and law professors to seasoned lawyers and judges, from new lawyers and new friends to Lambeau Field, the three-day 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference closed today with a victory.
Jill Kastner was sworn in as the State Bar of Wisconsin's 64th president last evening in Green Bay at the organization's Annual Meeting and Conference, noting that her presidential year isn't a spotlight for her personal successes as a lawyer-leader.
Judge Randy Koschnick, the Wisconsin Director of State Courts, gave remarks and took questions at the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors (board) meeting today and the board took several actions in its final meeting of the fiscal year.