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Wisconsin Association for Justice

May 6, 2022

Wisconsin Association for Justice is on the move

The Wisconsin Association for Justice has moved locations.

Dec 9, 2021

Axley’s Straka receives 2021 President’s Award

The Wisconsin Association for Justice has presented Axley Attorney Heath Straka with the 2021 President’s Award at their annual meeting and dinner event on Dec. 3.

Nov 15, 2021

Murphy & Prachthauser’s Hockers named Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer

Murphy & Prachthauser Attorney Michelle Hockers has been named the 2021 Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer by the New Lawyers Section of the Wisconsin Association for Justice.

Dec 4, 2020

Trecek named WAJ Trial Lawyer of the Year; MacGillis, Kunda honored

The Wisconsin Association for Justice has named Timothy Trecek as its 2020 Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year.

Apr 5, 2019

Debate heating up over proposed changes to Wisconsin’s court-reporting rules

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will be hearing dueling perspectives on Monday on a proposal to spread the use of digital audio recording as an alternative to standard court reporting.

Aug 31, 2015

Freshman year 2.0: Year 1 in the real world

The nightmare is finally over. You know the one: It's the first day of law-school exams, and you realize that not only have you have slept through your alarm, you have also forgotten to attend class — throughout the entire semester. You wake up as you burst into the exam room, where your classmates have just finished typing their final answers. You have failed. You'll never be an attorney.

Apr 1, 2015

Changing order in the court

As fewer cases make it to trial and social-science research undermines old notions of how jurors make decisions, lawyers are finding that they are spending less time in endeavors once deemed essential to their profession.

Feb 18, 2014

‘I’m sorry’ bill gets Assembly approval (UPDATE)

The state Assembly approved on a voice vote Tuesday on a bill that would let doctors and other medical providers apologize or express fault for botched medical procedures without having to worry their words would be used against them in court.

Dec 27, 2013

Who’s Doing What: Michael Best gives back to the community; new hires

Eric Farnsworth received the Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Association for Justice at its annual dinner in Milwaukee.

Dec 19, 2013

Legal listservs offer affordable resource, but know the rules

Want to be a better lawyer, for cheap? Join a listserv.

Oct 10, 2013

Trial lawyers not happy with ‘informed consent’ amendment

In amending a bill concerning what doctors must tell patients about alternatives to prescribed medical treatments, lawmakers have missed the mark, says the president of Wisconsin’s trial lawyers association.

Jul 29, 2013

Woman challenges cap on malpractice damages (UPDATE)

A Verona woman is mounting what's believed to be the first challenge to a 1979 state law that caps malpractice damages against University of Wisconsin doctors at $250,000.

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