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This article addresses donation-based crowdfunding campaigns, which may provide financial resources for individuals who might otherwise be unable to afford legal services. The ethics rules do not disallow lawyers to crowdfund, but lawyers must proceed cautiously.
By Aviva Meridian Kaiser
Although Wisconsin ratified the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the ERA has never been officially ratified, and many younger Americans might not even know of its existence. The author explores the ERA's history and looks at other efforts to achieve fuller gender equality under the law.
By Storm Larson
The author lists his top 20 developments in technology and innovation that, especially in legal practice, in our courts, and in our justice system generally, will see us into the future.
By Robert J. Ambrogi

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • Helping Small Businesses Survive
  • Kathy Brost spotlights a program that gives corporate and business law attorneys a way to deliver pro bono legal assistance to qualifying small businesses in Wisconsin.
  • Your State Bar
  • Vel Phillips: Statue Is a Fitting Honor
  • Larry Martin encourages you to join the State Bar and the Wisconsin Law Foundation to support the siting of a statue of Vel Phillips on the State Capitol grounds.
  • 101
  • Estate Planning: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Diem Nguyen says it's never too early to engage in estate planning. But it can be too late if some or all of the five types of details discussed here fall through the cracks.
  • Ethics
  • Using Client Testimonials on Websites
  • Dean Dietrich says lawyers must comply with professional ethics rules when deciding which information, such as client testimonials, to put on their websites.
  • Final Thought
  • Gender Equity: Is this Progress?
  • Women now represent 35 percent of the State Bar's membership. But Susan Steingass says this growth doesn't ensure gender equity or productive inclusion in the legal profession.

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