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Watch your step with unpublished opinions

You've got a thorny legal issue for which there is no published Wisconsin appellate decision. Or, you've got a relatively simple legal issue, but a unique set of facts which no published Wisconsin appellate decision has addressed.

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Dressed for success

College undergraduates can be lectured on the philosophy behind the The Simpsons, the University of Baltimore offers a media class that focuses on zombies in pop culture and now law students can enroll in a course that broadens their fashion sense.

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FCC License View

On September 14th, the FCC announced the launch of “license view.” The online tool is designed to make license information more accessible to the public.

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Good nicknames can quickly go bad

What's really in a name? A bit of family history, a way to distinguish ourselves and perhaps a reflection of trends in popular culture. What about legal liability?

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Bridge for no one a costly mistake

Good bridges make good neighbors. We’re blessed with some great bridges here in Wisconsin. The bridge that connects downtown Milwaukee to Walker’s Point (that’s the historic Fifth Ward to you younger attorneys) is a masterpiece.

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No mercy for poorly written opinions

One good thing about writing about legal writing is that you are never at a loss for a bad example. Advance sheets come every week. Below, I picked a random case and extracted three paragraphs - not the worst, just three random paragraphs.

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Real Phonebook Online

Do you love the convenience of an online telephone directory search, but miss the actual phonebook? Well, AT&T offers the Real Pages Live. The Real Pages is a searchable .pdf of the yellow and white pages for several states.

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Bucky doesn’t sit out Sept. 8

It’s no secret that the rivalry between Marquette and UW-Madison runs both deep and wide, although the most public competition tends to take place on the basketball court each year.

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Google Chat a good call as phone option

I’ve written before about lawyers’ increasingly common use of Gmail. I’ve also written about the cost-effectiveness and ease-of-use of Skype, for lawyers and everybody else.

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