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Money or justice — must we choose?

I firmly believe, and have often written, that a lawyer must make an adequate living at his or her practice before making a meaningful pro bono effort. Two recent articles in California’s legal press set parameters on what this means ...

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Lawsuit against bank raises third-party issues

A lawsuit against Wachovia Bank by a group of defrauded consumers raises some interesting issues related to third-party fraud liability. The question for consumers, investors, and executives is: What is the threshold for liability in fraud cases? What knowledge or ...

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Beware the office Christmas party

To paraphrase Dr. Seuss: Every who in the office liked the Christmas party a lot, but the lawyer who advised on HR matters did not. Yes, I suspect my clients sometimes think of me as a “Grinch.” That’s okay. I ...

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Gregg Herman Bio

Gregg Herman is a shareholder with Loeb & Herman S.C. in Milwaukee, which practices exclusively family law. Herman's column focuses on appellate decisions affecting the practice of family law in Wisconsin.

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Nate Cade Bio

Nate Cade is a partner at Michael Best & Friedrich practicing in litigation where he is a member of the firm's Tort Liability Practice Group. Cade is a member of the State Bar Professional Ethics Committee and has served as ...

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Tracy L. Coenen Bio

Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF is president of Sequence Inc., a forensic accounting firm with offices in Milwaukee and Chicago. She can be reached at 414-727-2361 or tracy@sequenceinc.com.

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Legal Technology Bio

Technology consultants Joseph Ulm and John Wilets of Information Technology Professionals, LLC, in Milwaukee offer their insights on the technology issues facing lawyers today.

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Scott Lewis Bio

Scott Lewis, of the Racine city attorney's office, is a former police legal advisor and former public defender. In addition to his J. D., he holds a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

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Whistleblowers and Sarbanes-Oxley

Tracy L. Coenen One of the major selling points of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was the protection for whistleblowers. The legislation required public companies to put into place “anonymous reporting mechanisms” (like hotlines) so that employees could report suspected ...

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A look at the subprime mortgage problem

Tracy L. Coenen The recent focus on the near-collapse of the subprime mortgage market has raised some interesting issues regarding fraud. Some borrowers are unable to meet their obligations due to legitimate reasons, while other are defaulting because of fraud ...

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Child representation in a perfect world

Gregg Herman This is the last in a series of articles examining the role of representing children in family court actions. In the first article, I discussed the dispute between the ABA Family Law Section and the ABA Litigation Section ...

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