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Nate Cade

Dec 1, 2014

ON ETHICS: Partners face risks along with rewards

Michael Steele, MSNBC commentator and former Republican National Committee chairman, appears to be in some trouble, based on recent reports.

Nov 3, 2014

ON ETHICS: Online reviews test attorneys

There is a “new normal” for attorneys.

Sep 9, 2014

ON ETHICS: The ethics of Candy Crush

The rules of professional responsibility, much like the wheels of justice, are slow to come around.

Aug 26, 2014

How to freelance without going into freefall

When attorney Lynn Walters decided to give up the comfort of a bi-weekly paycheck for a more flexible schedule and a better work-life balance, she knew she had to make a choice between solo practice and freelance.

Aug 13, 2014

Court denies attorney’s request for damages from ex-law partner (UPDATE)

A published opinion from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals seeks to clarify when an attorney is able to collect fees for cases he worked on prior to leaving or breaking up a law practice.

Aug 12, 2014

ON ETHICS: What we should have learned about trust accounts

My dad used to tell me that the older you get, the more you realize what you don’t know.

Jul 16, 2014

ON ETHICS: Know when to ask for help with OLR complaints

I often am amazed at how bad we, as lawyers, are at heeding our own advice.

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 13, 2012

State Bar approves 2013 budget, no plans for increase of dues

The State Bar’s Board of Governors opted Wednesday to delay a dues increase vote another year as they approved a 2013 budget that relies on reserve money instead of additional member contributions to close a budget gap.

Apr 13, 2012

State Bar considers draining reserves with dues increase on horizon

State Bar of Wisconsin leaders are considering approval of a budget that drains reserve money, contingent on a future dues increase, to financially sustain the organization going forward.

Feb 10, 2012

To stream or not to stream? State Bar discusses going online

Live streaming of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors meetings would increase visibility of bar leadership, but some question if anyone would log on to listen.

Jan 20, 2012

Despite cost, court sees value in State Bar audit

As the state Supreme Court inches closer toward a performance audit of the State Bar of Wisconsin, some say the endeavor would be a waste of time and money.

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