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Jun 14, 2022

‘Set up for failure,’ student debt forgiveness not likely to lighten debt load

As the federal government contemplates $10,000 in student debt forgiveness, lawyers say it won't make much difference to their high loan balances.

Nov 20, 2020

Tips for dealing with pandemic-induced stress levels, mental health

There has been a lot to lose sleep over lately — skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, contested election results, the racial inequality that permeates so many parts of society.

Jun 21, 2017

New rules coming to family law

On paper, the new rule appears simple: Starting July 1, lawyer-mediators will be able to draw up settlement documents in family law cases. In practice, though, it's far from easy.

May 23, 2017

Protecting your cyber data worth the time, expense

When it comes to protecting your online data, assuming the worst may not be going far enough. Just ask anyone whose computer was caught up in the ransomware attack that struck about 150 countries earlier this month.

May 17, 2017

Beware the ransomware: Protecting your data more important than ever

With an unprecedented ransomware attack against hospitals, universities, businesses and others in large swaths across Europe and Asia, there could hardly be a better time to think about security.

Apr 26, 2017

Preparation can help you weather the storm during an economic downturn

Economic winter is coming. Eventually. Probably. Maybe.

Feb 14, 2017

The name game: As law firms grow up, so do their naming conventions

Mark Bartels has one regret about his firm changing names from Stellpflug Law to One Law Group. “I think we should have done it sooner,” said Bartels, president of the 10-attorney firm, which has offices in De Pere and Appleton.

Feb 6, 2017

New ethics rules attempt to keep pace with how lawyers conduct business

The New Year has brought a new turn for the state's ethics rules for the use of technology.

Jan 31, 2017

(Key)stroke of genius: Routine irritation turns into new keyboard for attorneys

It all started with the pesky section symbol.

Jan 17, 2017

Attorneys need to be at peace with the pieces when combining resources

From first-timers to veteran partners, attorneys agree that a good cultural fit is the biggest contributor to the success of firm mergers.

Dec 19, 2016

Counties finding e-filing success as it meanders across the state

More than a dozen counties will adopt electronic-filing requirements in the next few months as the push toward mandatory e-filing continues in Wisconsin.

Dec 7, 2016

IF I KNEW THEN … Family law is much more than a division of assets

When it comes to family law, being a lawyer is only part of the deal.


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