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    • SOS: Defendants' Right to Counsel
    • In Montejo, the U.S. Supreme Court ruptured long-settled law concerning interrogation of criminal defendants. The Wisconsin Supreme Court extended a lifeline to a defendant affected by the change but left unclear the durability of this means of legal recourse for future accused individuals.
    • Pace of Change: Are Law Schools Keeping Up?
    • Lawyers operate in an increasingly complex, fast-changing world, as do the educational institutions that prepare law students to become practicing attorneys. Are law schools keeping up?
    • New Law Eases Requirements: Navigable Waterway Permits
    • 2011 Wisconsin Act 167 changes the DNR’s permitting authority and requirements for navigable waterway permits. Effective Sept. 1, 2012, the new law eases requirements for private entities seeking to fill navigable waterways by shortening timelines, removing public participation requirements, and creating presumptive approvals. The changes have significant implications for the state’s administration of the public trust doctrine.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Inside the Bar
  • If You Build It...
  • The State Bar is poised to help local bars statewide emulate the successful Dane County Bar Association's model mentoring program.
  • President's Message
  • Your Participation - A Key
  • Participate in your local bar to help shape our profession and improve State Bar service to members through direct, in-depth communication.
  • Viewpoint
  • "'Happy Lawyer': Not an Oxymoron"
  • I spent many years enduring the practice of law before I finally learned how to actually enjoy it. Here are some lessons learned over 30 years that might help other lawyers enjoy their practices, too.
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