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    July 24, 2018

    Sneak Peek: Kimberley Motley on Practicing in Afghanistan, New Family Relocation Law, Regulating Speech, EU Privacy Law Effects

    Kimberley Motley is the only foreign lawyer practicing in Afghanistan. Why does she do it? A new law affects divorcing parents who want to relocate with children. The new EU Privacy Law affects Wisconsin lawyers and clients, really. The July/August Wisconsin Lawyer looks at these and other matters.

    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.

    Other Columns

    Check out the July/August Wisconsin Lawyer.



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