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​2003 Wis. Act 130 created a rebuttable presumption that when one party engaged in domestic abuse, joint or sole custody to the abusive parent is contrary to the child's best interest. Rather, the safety and well-being of the abused parent and child become paramount concerns when determining custody and placement. Research shows that this has not countered the trend toward joint legal custody and more equalized physical placement.
By Teresa E. Meuer, Tony Gibart & Adrienne Roach
This article highlights 10 significant Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions from the 2017-2018 term, during which the court issued 59 substantive decisions covering a wide range of subjects.
By Lisa M. Lawless & Ketajh M. Brown
This article looks at nine significant Wisconsin federal court decisions interpreting Wisconsin law in late 2017 and 2018 on a variety of subjects, including tort, contract, corporate, fair dealership, and insurance law and more.
By Daniel J. Kennedy

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  • Christopher Rogers thanks you for the unbelievable work you do for clients and the people of this state. He hopes you enjoy your work and the wonders in your life.
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  • Tis the Season …
  • This holiday season, Executive Director Larry Martin urges you to take time off to reconnect with loved ones and recharge your strength and spirit.
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  • The Magnitude of a Mentor
  • Whether you're new to law practice or a seasoned veteran, Stephanie Ziebell says you will benefit from being mentored, as long as you participate whole-heartedly.
  • Ethics
  • Planning for Lawyer Incapacity
  • Dean Dietrich says the State Bar's Succession Planning Registry is a straightforward means to protect clients and avoid violating the ethical duties of competence and diligence.
  • Final Thought
  • Naked and Unafraid
  • Odalo Ohiku confesses his glaring daily struggle. On one hand, fighting blood, sweat, and tears for strangers. On the other, living with his one and only older brother locked in prison.

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