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    July 14, 2015

    Register Now for the Best Rates at the 2015 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute in August

    Early-bird tuition and special room rates expire soon for the August Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute in Wisconsin Dells.

    HLE buttonJuly 15, 2015 – Now’s the time to register, with early-bird tuition and special room rates expiring this month for the Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute (HLE Institute) from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®.

    The HLE Institute, Aug. 20-21 at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells, will have all the latest topics in health law, labor, and employment law.

    Get your registration’s worth with three simultaneous CLE tracks, not to mention two free webcast days for additional CLE following the HLE Institute.

    The best rates will expire soon, so register today.

    Save on Tuition – Register by July 31

    Register by Friday, July 31, to save up to $40, or become an Ultimate Pass Gold subscriber and get free tuition. Or, save 50 percent off tuition as an Ultimate Pass Silver subscriber.

    To register, go online to WisBar’s Marketplace or call Customer Service at (608) 257-3838 or (800) 728-7788.

    Take Advantage by July 20 of the Special Room Rates at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort

    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort for institute attendees.

    To reserve a room at the discounted cost for institute attendees, register by July 20 by calling (800) 867-9453. Mention you are with the State Bar of Wisconsin Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute, Block #430734, to receive the discount.

    Earn More CLE with Free Webcasts after the Institute

    There’s no need to worry if you are having trouble deciding between two sessions scheduled at the same time: select breakout sessions will be recorded and webcast for later viewing by institute attendees – all at no extra cost.

    HLE Institute attendees can attend the first two webcast days absolutely free. Catch the sessions that didn’t fit into your schedule, check out one in another area of interest, and earn additional CLE.

    Earn CLE and EPR credits as you select the combination of topics to best fit your practice needs, then kick back and relax with your friends and colleagues during the cocktail reception. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to find your happiness with an optional CLE luncheon on Thursday that will help you find and identify your perfect work-life balance.

    Here’s a look at a few of the sessions you’ll find in the full schedule.

    • The Opening Plenary: Managing Whistleblower Claims Under the FCA –Learn the trends in whistleblower cases involving health care fraud under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act and understand the relationship between qui tam relators and government health fraud enforcement authorities in this session with Patrick S. Coffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee; Paul T. Van Den Heuvel, Mercy Health System Corp., Janesville; and Stacy Gerber Ward, U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District Civil, Milwaukee.

    • Plenary: Technology Used in the Practice of Law – What are your Benefits and Risks? – Technology is now a big aspect of every lawyer’s practice. Find out the best ways to maintain client confidentiality in the age of clouds, virtual law offices, and blogs. Review the common and emerging technologies in the practice of law, and their benefits and pitfalls in this session with Dean R. Dietrich, Ruder Ware LLSC, Wausau, and Timothy J. Pierce, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison.

    • Health Law Update – 2015 is a blockbuster year for health lawyers. Review this year’s highlights and look ahead for new developments involving the effects of King v. Burwell, the Anthem Health, Inc., data breach and resulting litigation, and Telehealth – mobile health and consumer-focused changes in the health care industry. Join the discussion with Guy J. Du Beau and Tyler K. Wilkinson of Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison.

    • Conducting Wage & Hour Audits – Identifying Policies & Practices that Give Rise to Litigation – With more than 8,000 federal court lawsuits filed in 2014 under the Fair Labor Standards Act, learn the latest for conducting a compliance review of wage and hour policies and practices. Learn the latest enforcement trends with the Department of Workforce Development in this session with James J. Chiolino, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development - Equal Rights Division, Madison; Keith E. Kopplin, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Milwaukee; and Summer H. Murshid, Hawks Quindel, S.C., Milwaukee.

    CLE and EPR Credits

    The institute’s CLE sessions will be submitted for general program approval by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for up to 12 CLE credits including up to 1 EPR credits. It will also be submitted for Minnesota CLE credit.

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