A book that follows eight Milwaukee families and their struggle with eviction has won an award from the American Bar Association.
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Leaders in the Wisconsin's legal services community say they still do not know whether any money will be restored into the state's budget to pay for those who need representation for civil cases.Read More »
The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for a different category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.Read More »
Domestic violence groups are showing an interest in a potential state Supreme Court rule that would give judges leeway on how to deal with those representing themselves in court. The rule, if the court adopts it, would permit judges to ...Read More »
With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder called Monday for major changes to the nation's criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.Read More »
In 1991 the American Bar Association adopted Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.17 which affirmed that an entire practice could be bought or sold, and modified the Rule in 2002 to permit the sale of part of a practice.Read More »