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    • Wisconsin’s New OWI Law
    • 2009 Wisconsin Act 100, relating to impaired driving, takes effect July 1, 2010. Among several important changes, the law creates new misdemeanor classifications, establishes probation eligibility for all criminal OWI offenders, permits all counties to adopt programs that offer reduced jail sentences on completion of treatment and supervision, expands orders and penalties regarding ignition interlock devices, and affects occupational license eligibility.
    • Divorce Wisconsin Style: Pro Se Trends
    • A recent empirical study in Waukesha County looked at why divorce litigants might choose to represent themselves and whether pro se representation affects the incidence and amount of spousal maintenance in divorce. The results suggest how pro se trends affect family law practitioners in the 21st century.
    • Consequences of Returned Mail: Postage Due
    • Some courts and government agencies will not accept postage-due mail, but a recent survey conducted by the Milwaukee office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service revealed that a surprisingly large amount of mail from Wisconsin lawyers was recorded as underpaid. This article explains current postal rates and pricing to help lawyers avoid missing filing deadlines and upsetting clients, opposing counsel, and the courts.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President’s Message
  • Looking Forward
  • One year later, here’s a look at where we are now.
  • Ethics
  • Social Media Ethics Etiquette
  • Be cautious what you post on social-networking sites. Lawyers risk violating professional conduct rules regarding confidentiality, conflict of interest, and even advertising.
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