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Twenty-five Wisconsin lawyers and others in the legal profession weigh in on trends in 17 practice areas as well as law firm marketing, office management, legal research, and employment.
By Joe Forward
Two primary goals of the justice system are to protect individuals' rights and resolve disputes. Threats and violence to court system employees pose a special danger to society at large. The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s task force on court security will study and make recommendations about improving security in county courthouses and for active and reserve judges.
By Jeff M. Brown
Two opinions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2022, Dobbs and Bruen, were notable because they signaled that a majority of the justices are ready to change the path of judicial lawmaking in the United States.
By Dr. Howard Schweber

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • Less Formality Can Be a Loss to the Profession
  • Margaret Hickey says attending a court hearing or other legal proceeding via videoconference is a convenience, but it should not be treated as an opportunity to appear wearing informal clothes and from inappropriate settings.
  • Your State Bar
  • Serving the Court, the Public, and Our Members
  • Larry Martin recently presented to the Wisconsin Supreme Court an annual report describing activities that help the State Bar fulfill its court-mandated responsibilities.
  • On Balance
  • The State of Our Well-Being
  • Julie Bonasso says a revolution is underway in terms of lawyer well-being, and members of Generation Z will demand that the legal profession operate in accordance with a new economy and modern workforce by leading from a place of people first.
  • Technology
  • ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence: Will It Replace Lawyers and Legal Staff?
  • Practice management advisor Christopher Shattuck explains the technology behind ChatGPT, what it can and cannot do, and why he thinks the tool will not replace human lawyers. Ethics counsel Aviva Kaiser discusses the professional ethics rules implicated by use of the ChatGPT tool.

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