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Reinstituting programs that allow prison inmates to be released early for good behavior is a cost-effective and safe way to reduce prison populations and decrease the likelihood that former inmates will commit more crimes once released.
Dramatically changing electric-rate designs and unprecedented expansions of the state’s transmission system underscore the importance of understanding the Public Service Commission’s workings and of knowing how to help your clients be heard in matters it oversees.
Nothing can take the adversariness out of litigation but you can avoid the cat-and-mouse tactics of burying a party in discovery requests. Preparing and using an e-discovery plan can help keep the focus on the underlying legal dispute instead of on wading through unnecessary bytes of data.

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Reinstituting programs that allow prison inmates to be released early for good behavior is a cost-effective and safe way to reduce prison populations and decrease the likelihood that former inmates will commit more crimes once released, says Marquette University Law Professor Michael O'Hear.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • Two (or More) for the Price of One
  • Bob Gagan says member involvement in the State Bar has many rewards, not only for the profession and the public but also for the member.
  • Your State Bar
  • More than Scotch and Cigars
  • If you haven’t attended a State Bar Annual Meeting and Conference because you think it’s just for a bunch of old guys, George Brown says you are in for a surprise.
  • On Balance
  • Rethinking Lawyer Motivation and Well-being
  • Research points to very specific ways that lawyers and law students can build their well-being and stay motivated to practice at high levels. Paula Davis-Laack provides some strategies for doing just that.
  • Ethics
  • Rude Behavior at Depositions
  • The fact that certain actions do not violate the Rules of Professional Conduct does not make that behavior appropriate in professional situations, says Dean Dietrich.

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