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As State Bar president, Ryan Billings plans to also focus on lawyer wellness and ensure that the State Bar provides good value to its members.
By Jeff M. Brown
The Federal Trade Commission's recent final rule banning the use or enforcement of non-compete clauses and agreements with workers could affect countless businesses, employers, and employees.
By Robert B. Corris
This article provides a background on the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Medicare set-aside arrangements (MSAs) and things that attorneys practicing in worker's compensation law should consider from the time of case opening.
By Aaron Frederickson
Despite many mentions in unpublished opinions and the recent lengthy journey of one case through the Wisconsin court system, crucial issues regarding the burden of proof, if any, at termination-of-parental-rights disposition hearings remain unresolved.
By Hon. Christopher R. Foley
Wisconsin governors have long relied on committees of State Bar of Wisconsin members for advice when making judicial appointments.
By Jeff M. Brown

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Your State Bar
  • Finding, Building & Growing Community
  • Larry Martin says the Center for Black Excellence and Culture, being built in Madison, holds the promise of profound impact for Wisconsin and the legal community.
  • Ethics
  • Panic! At the Hypo
  • Stacie Rosenzweig says a new ABA ethics opinion about lawyers' responsibilities while seeking information and advice about client matters is relevant despite the decades’ old technology underlying electronic lists (listservs).
  • Technology
  • How to Ghost the Bad Guys and Protect Your Privacy
  • Regularly reviewing your online presence can help protect you from various threats, including phishing scams, ransomware, and identity theft. James Pearson gives tips on how to clean up your online data.
  • Women History Makers
  • Tamara B. Packard: When Work Is Advocacy
  • Writers Shannon Green and Jeff Brown profile Tamara Packard who, over 25 years, has represented individuals and entities in employment-related matters and in civil rights and election law litigation.
  • Final Thought
  • A Closing Statement
  • Dean Dietrich reflects on his experience as State Bar of Wisconsin president during his term that ended June 30, 2024.

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