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With an increase in home improvement projects, consumer complaints about contractors have risen. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's code governs the conduct of home improvement contractors. Attorneys for contractors and homeowners should be familiar with the code, because violations invite government investigation, criminal prosecution, and civil liability.
By Mark R. Hinkston
During his nearly 34 years on the bench, Chief Justice Marvin B. Rosenberry left his mark in many areas through the numerous opinions he wrote. Arguably, he made the most lasting impact on the area of administrative law, where his ability to recognize changed circumstances and deal with the realities of change made him a pioneer.

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  • Inside the Bar
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation, through contributors like you, supports a variety of valuable public education and service programs.
  • President's Message
  • The sound management of its finances helps the State Bar meet its core responsibilities and achieve success.
  • Viewpoint
  • Secret Settlements: Do We Need a Sunshine in Litigation Act?
  • Wisconsin has a long history of providing open access to court records and documents, yet it has not specifically prohibited confidential settlements. Does the state's open records law general policy of open access to court records adequately protect the public? Or does Wisconsin need a sunshine in litigation act?
  • Practice Tips - Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet
  • An Update
  • As the courts reach a more uniform approach to determining issues of personal jurisdiction and the Internet, it is easier to predict whether a particular Web site might subject a defendant to personal jurisdiction in a particular state.
  • Managing Risk
  • Office Management Continues to Challenge
  • Despite phenomenal change in the second half of the 20th century, the challenges of managing a modern law office have remained relatively constant since 1950.

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