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Emergency rules allow an agency to implement policies much faster than going through the lengthier permanent rulemaking process, but limits on rule duration and the distinct, truncated nature of the process require careful planning and consideration.
By Mark R. Thompson
The author highlights a few of the major changes made by 2023 Wis. Act 73, an overhaul of Wis. Stat. chapter 125, Wisconsin's alcohol-regulation statutes. Learn more about the act's effects on three-tier restrictions, contract manufacturing, full-service retail privileges, and regulation of venues.
By Collin Schaefer
Public involvement in utility regulation in Wisconsin is expanding in pace with climate change, concerns about traditional energy sources, and increased use of renewable energy. The Citizens Utility Board fights for evidence-based outcomes and for transparency, inclusivity, and the public's right to be informed and involved about Wisconsin utilities.
By Cara Coburn Faris
The author urges lawyers to monitor Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory proposals and submit comments on proposed rules that might have significant effects on business clients.
By Clyde Tinnen

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Your State Bar
  • New Maps Bring New Challenges and Opportunities
  • Wisconsin has new legislative maps. Larry Martin says now is the time to reach out to candidates running in your districts and let them know about issues that matter to you as lawyer constituents.
  • Ethical Dilemma
  • Closing a Solo Practice
  • What are a lawyer's ethical duties when closing a law practice? State Bar of Wisconsin ethics counsel Timothy Pierce and Sarah Peterson offer seven areas of concern for lawyers when closing their practices.
  • Women History Makers
  • Gwendolyn Lindsay Cooley: The Power of 'Yes'
  • Jeff Brown profiles Gwendolyn Lindsay Cooley, assistant attorney general for antitrust with the Wisconsin Department of Justice. For the next several issues, Wisconsin Lawyer will profile women lawyers who continue to make history in the tradition of Lavinia Goodell, the first woman admitted to the Wisconsin bar.
  • Rotunda Report
  • State Bar Advocacy: Creating Good Policy Is Good Politics
  • The Government Relations team explains how the State Bar of Wisconsin, lobbying sections, and individual lawyers help with the vital task of creating legislation that serves the public, the legal profession, and the justice system.
  • Final Thought
  • Continue to Honor Those Who Paved the Way
  • Roy Evans says every day is a good day to remember heroes: the people who came before us who continue to inspire us to persevere and succeed in our personal and professional lives.

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