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Ethics

Dec 5, 2013

How to avoid ethics violations at holiday parties

Ah, the holiday party; a time to reconnect, network and, if you’re not careful, commit an ethics violation.

Jun 25, 2013

Tips for staying ethical online

Lawyers must abide by ethical rules in all areas of their practice — including how they market themselves online.

Apr 3, 2013

Applying ethics rules to ‘daily deals’

State ethics committees have struggled for decades with applying traditional ethics rules to new forms of electronic communications.

Mar 7, 2013

Judicial ethics code applies to social networking, ABA panel says

Judges must follow the ethics rules governing social relationships and contacts when engaged in electronic social networking, an American Bar Association committee has made clear in a new ethics opinion.

Sep 17, 2012

Watchdog: Labor board lawyer broke ethics rules

The top lawyer at the National Labor Relations Board violated federal ethics rules by helping investigate a case involving Wal-Mart Stores Inc. despite holding a financial interest in the company, the board's inspector general has found.

Jul 31, 2012

Walker weighs in on Supreme Court justice complaints

Gov. Scott Walker says the process for reviewing complaints against sitting state Supreme Court justices must be one that instills confidence, but he won't say whether changes should be brought.

Jul 8, 2012

Former Prosser aide recommended judicial panel

Three of the five people whom Gov. Scott Walker appointed to a commission to investigate Supreme Court Justice David Prosser were recommended by a former Assembly speaker who once worked for Prosser.

Jul 6, 2012

Court won’t rehear union case without Justice Gableman

The state Supreme Court won't reconsider a lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law without Justice Michael Gableman.

Jun 14, 2012

First vote on Justice Prosser complaint was unanimous

The Wisconsin Judicial Commission unanimously decided in January to file an ethics complaint against Supreme Court Justice David Prosser but split 3-3 a month later on whether to reconsider the decision, according to records released Wednesday.

May 2, 2012

State Supreme Court suspends attorney for one year

A Milwaukee attorney now living in California lost his law license for one year after defaulting on 14 disciplinary charges filed against him by the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation.

Apr 24, 2012

Justice’s recusal requests could end ethics case

Ethics violation accusations against Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser stemming from an argument with a fellow justice may not move forward if his colleagues agree to recuse themselves from the case.

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