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Soon after passing concealed-carry legislation, the Wisconsin Legislature enacted two other laws to clarify state residents’ right to use weapons in self-defense and land possessors’ responsibility to trespassers. Although the castle doctrine law and the castle doctrine law and the trespasser liability act became effective Dec. 21, 2011, questions remain as to their provisions.
The operation began with a Wisconsin judgment for past due legal fees, but serving the former client in Honduras quickly became an adventure for an intrepid lawyer and legal team. Read how the author tried to recover a judgment from a former tax client who skipped out on his family, his business, his creditors, and his lawyer.
The State Bar’s Law Office Management advisor reviews four PDF products with law-firm-appropriate features and describes their highlights and drawbacks. Don’t miss the helpful chart ranking the products in different categories.

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June 5, 2013 – Lawyers face unique document production challenges, from the filing requirement of courts and other governmental agencies to the need to maintain confidentiality of client information and prevent unauthorized changes to documents. In this video, Nerino Petro, State Bar practice management advisor, talks about the basic PDF features all lawyers should have in their offices.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • A Progression
  • In his “long and short” year, Kevin Klein looks at accomplishments achieved and work yet to be done.
  • Your State Bar
  • Restoring Confidence
  • The Wisconsin Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection helps restore and maintain confidence in the state’s lawyers, says George Brown.
  • 101
  • Writing a Professional Letter
  • Gretchen Viney observes that most lawyers write professional letters, but few lawyers have specific training for doing so. Her tips fill that gap.
  • 10 Questions
  • Scott Thompson: On the Air at WEKZ, 93.7 FM
  • With five radio stations, independent owner Scott Thompson likes the dynamic that radio brings to the crowded media landscape. Oh, and he practices elder law, too.
  • Final Thought
  • Involvement Adds to Practice
  • Michelle Behnke gets involved in Bar and community projects because it feels good to solve problems – and it helps her make sense of what she does each day.

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