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Features

    • Top 10 Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions
    • In its 2019-20 term, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued decisions in 25 civil cases and 20 criminal cases. Although all those decisions are important to Wisconsin law, here is a sampling of 10 notable decisions from last term, some of which were decided pre-COVID-19 and some during the pandemic.
    • Top 8 Recent Wisconsin Federal Court Decisions
    • The authors review eight Wisconsin federal court decisions from 2020 interpreting Wisconsin law. The decisions touch on a variety of subjects, including civil procedure, contract law, tort law, consumer law, and trade secrets law.
    • Here Comes the Sun: Solar Development in Wisconsin
    • The amount of solar energy being constructed in Wisconsin is increasing, thanks primarily to two factors: the rapidly declining costs of manufacturing solar panels and the availability of federal tax incentives.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • Rekindling Joy in a Dark Year
  • Kathy Brost says finding passion about work and other activities can help lawyers feel better overall, especially during the first winter holiday season of the pandemic.
  • Marketing
  • SEO 101: How to Drive Website Traffic
  • Christopher Shattuck and Spencer Smith provide tips for building and maintaining traffic to your firm's website, which is more important than ever during the pandemic.
  • Managing Risk
  • Dangers of Dabbling
  • Tom Watson warns that a large number of malpractice claims arise from lawyers taking on matters for which they lack experience or knowledge.
  • Solutions
  • Holiday 2020: 20 Gifts that Keep on Giving
  • During this pandemic, Christopher Shattuck hopes lawyers' gift-giving will support local businesses and nonprofits that are dealing with the financial effects of COVID-19.
  • Ethics
  • Law Firms: Who Can and Can't Be Owners?
  • Dean Dietrich says at least one state – but not Wisconsin – is considering proposals to allow for alternative structures for law firms, in part to increase access to justice.
  • Final Thought
  • In Search of Silver Linings
  • Mark Goldstein believes some COVID-19-era innovations and realizations will serve us for years to come. With them come some interesting new questions.
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