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Law Journal recognizes Unsung Heroes

For the second year in a row, the Wisconsin Law Journal celebrated the efforts of law firm and court support staff during its Unsung Heroes awards luncheon. The newspaper recognized the contributions of 61 honorees from law firms and courts ...

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New Supreme Court Cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept four new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin are listed below. 2006AP2254-CR State v. Doss In this ...

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Plan gives lawyers flexibility

The state Supreme Court has tentatively approved a plan that would give lawyers some flexibility in deciding how to allocate the annual $50 assessment to support civil legal services to the poor. Responding to a request from the State Bar, ...

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Reversal of Fortune

As it did last year, the Milwaukee County Board voted to restore aspects of the county budget which would have severely cut personnel and funding for the circuit court. By a 17-2 vote at its Nov. 5 meeting, the board ...

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Scott Jensen to get new trial

Former state Assembly Speaker Scott R. Jensen and legislative aide Sherry L. Schultz were awarded new trials by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Nov. 8, because the court concluded that the jury was improperly instructed on the elements of ...

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Cannon’s career comes full circle

Since Thomas G. Cannon retired from private practice in 2000, he has been catching up with his past. Or perhaps his past has been catching up with him. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969, Cannon ...

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Interference with custody interpreted

Where a man convinced two children to accompany him to his home, he violated sec. 948.31(2) — interfering with child custody, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals held on Oct. 31. The very strange facts of the case are as follows: ...

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New Supreme Court Cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept seven new cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin are listed below. 2006AP291 Hornback v. Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Diocese of Madison This case examines the statute of limitations as ...

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