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Meet these risk takers who are advancing the legal profession and serving the public with perseverance, creative thinking, and big ideas in a year of unusual events. This year we honor Lifetime Innovator Keith Findley and other lawyers whose innovations focus on criminal law, health equity, and a legal app.
By Ed Finkel
The DTSA has provided trade secret owners with a federal private cause of action and enhanced protections that reach beyond state lines. Still, it has fallen short on its promise of national uniformity. This progress report examines whether the DTSA has lived up to its proponents’ aspirations and how it has affected trade secret litigation nationally and in Wisconsin.
By Erin M. Cook, Aaron P. McCann & Emma J. Jewell
Lawyers representing job applicants, employees, or employers in workplace-accommodation claims brought under federal or Wisconsin law need to understand the elements plaintiffs must prove to prevail in claims alleging an employer failed to accommodate an applicant's or employee's disability.
By Storm Larson

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Your State Bar
  • Giving Purpose to Our Presence
  • Larry Martin says the State Bar's presence in Kenosha in September highlighted its commitment to combating racial injustice while promoting equal justice, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Ethics
  • Lawyers' Obligations Regarding Technology
  • As technology continues to evolve, Dean Dietrich says lawyers need not be computer experts, but they must understand the fundamentals of that technology, particularly regarding security.
  • Managing Risk
  • Client Files: What Should I Do With Them?
  • Feeling the urge to clean up your shelves or your computer? Tom Watson says make sure to keep file-retention guidelines in mind when handling client files.
  • Solutions
  • Should You Be a Thought Leader? The Answer May Surprise You
  • For lawyers, being perceived as an expert enhances their ability to attract clients and referrals. It may also accelerate promotion within a law firm. But expertise and thought leadership are not the same thing. Teddy Snyder breaks it down.

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