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At this time of year, many lawyers think about buying gifts for others … and themselves. This guide to the coolest gifts lists high- and low-tech things you need – or ones you just really, really want.
By Tison H. Rhine
The article highlights nine significant Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions from the 2015-2016 term, during which the court issued more than 40 decisions covering a wide range of subjects.
By Lisa M. Lawless
This article looks at nine significant Wisconsin federal court decisions interpreting Wisconsin law in 2015-2016, encompassing common-law claims and statutory interpretations.
By Michael B. Brennan
To make the most of business development opportunities and drive long-term growth in a changing legal marketplace, law firms need to differentiate themselves and re-envision how their business is constructed – from the services they offer to the clients they serve.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • Off the Beaten Path: Connecting Lawyers with Communities
  • The first Greater Wisconsin Initiative bus tour is over, Fran Deisinger says, but the State Bar’s efforts to bring together lawyers in need of work and clients in need of legal assistance will continue.
  • Your State Bar
  • Demolition by Neglect?
  • George Brown asks if the powers that be are simply unaware of the harm they are causing by underfunding our court system and the consequences that are likely to occur because of it.
  • Managing Risk
  • Family Law Practice – Beware the Danger Signs
  • Tom Watson says family law has become a more hazardous practice area. Learn about the dangers to increase the likelihood of having satisfied clients who understand their cases and willingly pay your fees.
  • Final Thought
  • Proud to Be a Lawyer
  • Michael Zaleski says don’t believe everything you read about lawyers and the legal system: they play a vital role in protecting rights and maintaining order and civility.

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