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Wisconsin has the third highest number of natural lakes of U.S. states but keeping these and other water resources clean and equitably available for all users is a challenge that increases by the day. This overview presents the basics of Wisconsin's water laws and the issues that are catalysts for disputes about water use, which we will explore in a series of articles in 2022.
By Paul G. Kent
To better represent clients, criminal defense lawyers should learn about the types of digital evidence that may reside on clients' mobile technology devices and how the evidence can be accessed and preserved.
By Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek & Michael C. Maschke
Like all new lawyers, Jim Shellow needed guidance and support during the early years of his practice. In the nearly six decades since, he has become a formidable criminal defense attorney, thanks to his mentor.
By Joseph A. Bugni

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Your State Bar
  • It's Time to Reconnect: 2022 Annual Meeting & Conference
  • Larry Martin invites you to join other legal professionals, in person, at the State Bar's 2022 Annual Meeting & Conference to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis., June 15-17.
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  • Cryptocurrency & Blockchains: Smart Contracts – Part 2
  • Jeff Glazer looks at some of the ways in which decentralization and automation are putting strains on the legal frameworks that structure property ownership, organization, and securities in this part 2 of a two-part series about digital currency systems.
  • Ethics
  • Conflicts of Interest: Expect All Possibilities
  • Dean Dietrich says asking a colleague for input will help a lawyer thoroughly analyze the potential of current and future conflicts of interest when considering whether to take on a new client.
  • Final Thought
  • It's Never Too Late to Begin Volunteering
  • During April's National Volunteer Month, and throughout the year, lawyers have many opportunities to build toward a better future. Megan Lee says we owe it to our communities and ourselves to give back.

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