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Determining which interactions with the criminal justice system can legally be considered in employment and licensing decisions can be a challenge for employers and employees. This article summarizes the status of Wisconsin law regarding arrest and conviction record discrimination. 95 Wis. Law 14 (Sept. 2022)
By Storm Larson
Health care institutions, individual providers, and associated professionals, such as pharmacists, must proceed carefully when considering the effects on their professional duties and responsibilities of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade. 95 Wis. Law. 20 (Sept. 2022)
By Angela Marie Rust
Wisconsin's navigable waters are one of the state's most valuable resources. The public trust doctrine plays a significant role in ensuring that they are managed in the public interest for all state residents and U.S. citizens. 95 Wis. Law. 26 (Sept. 2022)
By Larry A. Konopacki

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • Help Others Learn the Ropes: Become a Mentor
  • The first years of being a lawyer are often confusing. Margaret Hickey urges experienced attorneys to help demystify the profession by providing formal or informal mentoring. 95 Wis. Law. 4 (Sept. 2022)
  • Your State Bar
  • Mock Trial: A Call for Volunteers
  • Larry Martin says a few hours of your time will have an invaluable and long-term effect on students who compete in the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial program. 95 Wis. Law. 9 (Sept. 2022)
  • Ethics
  • Lawyers Have Duties to Prospective Clients
  • A lawyer who does not create a lawyer-client relationship with respect to a matter still owes some ethical duties to the prospective client. Dean Dietrich advises performing a conflict check before engaging in a detailed discussion with a prospective client about the need for representation. 95 Wis. Law. 41 (Sept. 2022)
  • Solutions
  • Water Law: Public Trust Doctrine Resources
  • Elana Olson points to legal resources about the public trust doctrine, which arises from language that has been in the Wisconsin Constitution since statehood in 1848. 95 Wis. Law. 47 (Sept. 2022)
  • Final Thought
  • El Poder de Ser Latina: My Experience Becoming a Latina Lawyer
  • Pursuing a legal career can be a lonely experience as a first-generation American and Latina. Nancy Cruz says thinking about supporters and newer attorneys can help lawyers get through the difficult days. 95 Wis. Law. 80 (Sept. 2022)

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