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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

We review a report filed by Referee John B. Murphy, recommending that the court reinstate, with conditions, Elvis C. Banks' license to practice law in Wisconsin. After careful review of the matter, we agree that Attorney Banks' license should be reinstated and that conditions should be placed upon his practice of law.

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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

Attorney Robert C. Menard has appealed a referee's recommendation that his license to practice law in Wisconsin be revoked; that he be ordered to make restitution to a number of clients; and that he be ordered to pay the full costs of this proceeding, which are $18,191.42 as of October 25, 2019.

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Jury Instructions

This case centers on whether, based on the evidence introduced at trial, a circuit court properly instructed a jury on the "alternative methods" paragraph of Wis JI——Civil 1023 (2019) (the "alternative methods instruction").

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Sentence Credit

We review an unpublished decision of the court of appeals reversing an order of the circuit court that granted sentence credit to Richard H. Harrison, Jr. pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 973.155(1)(a) (2017–18) and remanded with directions to advance the commencement of concurrent terms of extended supervision for Harrison's 2007 and 2008 cases to the date they would have begun but for Harrison's confinement for unrelated convictions that later were set aside.

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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

We review a report filed by Referee James J. Winiarski, accepting a stipulation executed by Attorney Patrick J. Hudec and the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), in which Attorney Hudec pled no contest to four counts of professional misconduct and agreed that the allegations of the OLR's complaint were established by clear, satisfactory, and convincing evidence. Consistent with the terms of the stipulation the referee recommends we suspend Attorney Hudec's law license for 60 days and require Attorney Hudec to attend an OLR trust account seminar within one year.

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Prisoner – Involuntary Commitment

This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals, Winnebago County v. C.S., 2019 WI App 16, 386 Wis. 2d 612, 927 N.W.2d 576 ("C.S. III"), affirming the Winnebago County circuit court's order of extension of commitment, order for involuntary medication and treatment, and order denying C.S.'s postcommitment motion.

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Mootness

J.J.H. petitioned for review of the decision of the court of appeals, Waukesha Cty. v. J.J.H., No. 2018AP168, unpublished order (Wis. Ct. App. Jan. 30, 2019), dismissing her appeal as moot.

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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

Attorney Richard E. Reilly has appealed a report and recommendation filed by Referee John B. Murphy, finding that Attorney Reilly committed five counts of professional misconduct and recommending that his license to practice law in Wisconsin be suspended for 60 days.

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