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Delegation from Georgia comes to Wisconsin to learn about US judiciary

A group of women judges from the country of Georgia recently visited Milwaukee to learn more about the U.S. judiciary, particularly about how women support each other in the legal profession and how the law affects the lives of women. (Photo courtesy of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren)

Female judges from the country of Georgia recently visited Milwaukee to learn more about the U.S. judiciary, particularly to learn about how women support each other in the legal profession, to observe courtrooms in action, and to learn about how the law affects the lives of women and how it has advanced or hindered equality in the U.S.

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What to know about document retention policies and electronic filing systems

Kimberly M. Finnigan is a paralegal for Halloin Law Group in Milwaukee. She can be reached at 414-732-2424 or KFinnigan@halloinlawgroup.com.

Most law firms have an established document retention and file destruction policy. They take proactive steps to update and revise their policies in response to the ever-changing laws and regulations that apply to this area. However, resources that offer guidance on document retention and file destruction policies often overlook the nuances of electronic filing systems.

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Constitutional boundaries need enforcement

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On May 15, the Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the legality of the December 2018 “extraordinary session.” The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is one of the plaintiffs in this lawsuit. In recent weeks, there have been some misconceptions perpetuated by those who oppose the merits of our case. Here are some facts of the lawsuit:

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Title VII Claim

Ray Haynes was employed as an assistant professor in the Department of Education at Indiana University. At the end of his six-year probationary contract, he lost his bid for tenure. Haynes, who is black, alleges that the University denied his tenure application because of his race in violation of federal law.

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Finding time for yourself amid demands of lawyering

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It’s 11 a.m. on a due date and I’m procrastinating, staring at my phone instead of my computer. This past month has been a mess, between deadlines and family health issues and summer school, with weddings and day trips and a conference thrown in for good measure. A three-hour hearing turned into six yesterday in a windowless basement room, and my lower back is screaming at me for sitting in the same wobbly government-issue chair in the same position for too long. Still, a stupid phone game is what I’m capable of handling right now.

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