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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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Should courts ever grant grandparents’ visitation rights against parents’ wishes?

Gregg Herman

It is rare enough that the Wisconsin Supreme Court decides a family-law case (the last one of any significance was McReath eight years ago) and even more rare when the case involves issues of constitutional law. The court’s recent decision in Michels v. Kelsey, 2019 WI 57 also involves issues of the nature of family in our society and the effect of the legal system on families.

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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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VIEW FROM AROUND THE STATE: Recount of close Supreme Court race makes plenty of sense

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The race for Wisconsin Supreme Court produced one of the closest results in recent state history. With an unofficial count of the more than 1.2 million votes cast in Tuesday's election for the open seat, Judge Brian Hagedorn, a favorite of conservatives, leads Judge Lisa Neubauer, the chief judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals who drew substantial backing from liberals, by roughly 6,000 votes.

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