July 24, 2018 – Kimberley Motley is the only foreign lawyer practicing in Afghanistan. Read what she does and why. A new law affects divorcing parents who want to relocate with children. What are the limits of speech? Read about four seminal U.S. Supreme Court First Amendment pronouncements in the 21st century. The new EU Privacy Law will affect businesses and their customers far beyond Europe’s shores, including in Wisconsin.
‘Legal Warrior” Disrupting the Status Quo in Afghanistan’s Legal System
Kimberley Motley often describes her career in musical terms (she’s always wanted to be a DJ). In “Kimberley Motley: Spinning Playlists in Afghanistan and Beyond,” she explains she was drawn to the country for what she expected would be a short stint, but has stayed because of her passion for contributing to the country’s justice system and individuals’ human rights. Yes, it’s dangerous. Yes, it’s rewarding. And, yes, she’s continuing to make a difference.
When Divorcing Parents Wish to Relocate with Children
A new family relocation statute provides more clarity for lawyers and for parents who wish to relocate with their children. It applies to divorce and paternity cases commenced, or new modified placement or custody orders issued, on or after April 5, 2018. Among the statute’s most noteworthy provisions is one eliminating the requirement that permission be sought for all moves out of Wisconsin and its replacement with a 100-mile threshold. In “Dissecting the New Family Relocation Statute,” Christopher Krimmer explains which proposed relocations are subject to the new statute and provides a flowchart to help you comply with the law’s procedural provisions.
Understanding Speech Regulation
Signs, social media, elections, and wedding cakes: all can convey facts or opinions and all have played a role in seminal U.S. Supreme Court First Amendment pronouncements in the 21st century. In “Regulating the Limits of Speech,” Douglas Hoffer focuses on four cases from the past decade to examine the current status of governmental regulation of speech. He also provides a broad overview of concepts integral to understanding speech regulation.
Doing Business with European Union Citizens
Many Wisconsin businesses process data about individuals in the context of selling goods or services to citizens in European Union countries. These clients will need legal help to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, a new privacy law for EU citizens that went into effect May 25, 2018. In “New European Privacy Law: Its Effect on Wisconsin Lawyers,” Keith Daniels Jr. helps lawyers understand which of their clients are affected, summarizes penalty and enforcement provisions, and provides a checklist for compliance.
Profile: In “Christopher Rogers: Reluctant Lawyer, Enthusiastic Bar Leader,” you’ll learn what issues will drive Rogers’ year as State Bar president.
Your State Bar: Larry Martin, in “Top 10 Things I’ve Learned,” looks back at his first year as State Bar executive director.
101: Marcia Vandercook and Jean Bousquet, in “Court Official eSignature Format Changes on Sept. 1,” explain the new format and how it lessens confusion for filers and introduces uniformity for courts.
As I See It: In “Please Not So Fast! The Haste to Alter Rules of Civil Procedure,” Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz and William Gleisner say the legislature’s changes to Wisconsin’s civil procedure rules are without precedent in process and speed and unnecessarily hamper litigation in the state’s courts.
Marketing: Larry Bodine, in “’Haven’t We Met?’ How Lawyers Use Retargeting to Attract New Business,” explores how retargeting allows for nearly automatic placement of ads on the computers of visitors to certain websites. State Bar ethics counsel Aviva Kaiser cautions that these ads must comply with the ethics rules on lawyer advertising.
Managing Risk: In “Estate Planning Work – Red Flags & Pitfalls,” Tom Watson says evolving family trees and increased life spans are contributing to estate planning’s position as a risky practice area.
Reflections: In “Molly’s Story: How Does It End?,” Rebecca Rapp is motivated to do pro bono work for people like Molly who can’t afford legal help, because she cares about what might happen if they don’t get that help.
Ethics: Dean Dietrich, in “Disclosing Personal Health Information Not Required,” says lawyers need not disclose a medical condition to clients unless it affects their ability to provide legal services and representation.
Final Thought: In “Email Decorum: No Excuses,” Kristen Hardy says there are only a handful of acceptable excuses for failing to respond, in some way, to an email or text message.
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