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    • Legal ghostwriting: What lawyers should know about drafting documents without disclosure
    • Jan. 5, 2011 – Wisconsin has not dealt specifically with the issue of legal ghostwriting — the drafting of pleadings or other documents for pro se litigants without disclosure to the court. Several federal jurisdictions are opposed to ghostwriting. Other jurisdictions allow ghostwriting so long as a lawyer is not making misrepresentations or deliberate concealments. In this article, State Bar Ethics Counsel Tim Pierce provides guidance for Wisconsin lawyers.
    • Attorneys must take steps to ensure exemption from new federal mortgage relief rule
    • Jan. 5, 2011 — The Federal Trade Commission has issued a final rule to help shield consumers from mortgage assistance relief scams, which have increased over the past three years. Lawyers who provide mortgage services can take steps to become fully exempt from the rule. But the FTC warns of mortgage service providers that attempt to circumvent federal and state law by associating with or employing attorneys.

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  • Know an exceptional judge? Justice Bradley calls for nominations for jurist awards
  • Jan. 5, 2010 — In this video, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley calls for nominations for two outstanding jurists to honor with annual judicial awards. The State Bar's Bench and Bar Committee is seeking nominations for the 2010 Judge of the Year and Lifetime Jurist Achievement awards. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 21, 2011.