Kenosha County criminal defense attorney Michael Cicchini is on a quest to revise what he considers Wisconsin’s deeply flawed jury instruction concerning the presumption of innocence and the burden of proof.Read More »
Whether we practice as litigators or transactional attorneys, we have all dealt with convoluted statutes and regulations which, at times, seem deliberately contorted to frustrate the legal practitioner, or perhaps, penned with the intent of making certain that we will ...Read More »
In an effort to improve well-being in the legal profession, the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs has released a report detailing ways to help lawyers lead healthier, more-fulfilling lives.Read More »
Attorneys should expect no relief in the great game of catchup being played with business clients intent on reducing their legal expenses. From every corner of the country, corporations are finding only more innovative ways to rein in spending on outside counsel.
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Attorney joins Murphy Desmond Murphy Desmond has hired Connor Valentyn to work in its Madison office. The firm made the announcement July 7. Valentyn’s practice centers on business law and helping start-up companies. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin ...Read More »
Daily Reporter and Wisconsin Law Journal Editor-in-Chief Joe Yovino has been promoted to associate publisher/editor position of both publications.Read More »
President Donald Trump has managed to seat a new justice on the U.S. Supreme Court's bench — Neil Gorsuch, formerly a judge in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In doing so, the president once again drew attention to the doctrine which “conservatives” have historically preached from whatever hilltop perch they could find, using words which former D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Robert Bork laid down in his book, “The Tempting of America.”Read More »
In our first installment in the April 12 Wisconsin Law Journal issue, we analyzed the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Wisconsin Pharmacal Co., LLC v. Nebraska Cultures of California, Inc., 2016 WI 14.Read More »
In July, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its panel decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and affirmed a district court’s ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not redress sexual-orientation discrimination in the workplace. 830 F.3d 698.Read More »
Earlier this month the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a lengthy decision in the case of Seifert v. Balink, handing down the court’s first decision on the recently amended Wis. Stat. § 907.02 and, specifically, whether a medical expert’s opinions are reliable under Daubert.Read More »
With high financial stakes, demanding clients and looming deadlines, it’s easy to let our control of our words and actions slip under pressure. Nearly every day we read stories about lawyers being uncivil and doing uncivil things — most of the time, in high-pressure situations.
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As the former president of the Outagamie County Bar Association and the current vice president of the Brown County Bar Association, I was asked to share some of the experiences these leadership positions have brought me.Read More »