Law Students Would Get Earlier Court Experience under Proposed Rule Change

Under a petition filed with the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission, law students would be allowed to get practical, hands-on experience under supervision earlier than they do now. The Commission has proposed Petition 20-04, to amend Supreme Court Rule (SCR) Chapter 50, which governs the practical training of law students. […]

WILMIC Still Providing Free CLE Risk Management Programs In 2021 Zoom Video Programs Are Being Presented During the Pandemic

Looking for speakers who can deliver real-life examples of practical, use-it-now information? Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual is presenting the same one-hour CLE programs to local bar associations and others during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re just coming to you through Zoom videos, rather than in-person. With gatherings limited or halted altogether, WILMIC is still providing CLE programming […]

Wis. Supreme Court Order Allowing Attorneys To Get 30 CLE Credits On-Demand Is Extended

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on lawyers’ ability to complete mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) credits in order to remain eligible to practice law in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has extended its order allowing attorneys to obtain up to 30 continuing legal education (CLE) credits “on-demand” through Jan. 31, 2022.

Farewell To a Valued WILMIC Friend and Colleague

Patrick McKenna, who has been WILMIC’s website designer and digital marketing media consultant for the past couple years, passed away this past January 7. Pat had a long history with the Wisconsin legal profession, having worked at the State Bar of Wisconsin in the 1990’s and the Wisconsin Law Journal after that. He graduated from […]

The Dangers of Dabbling

A large number of malpractice claims arise from lawyers taking on matters for which they lack experience or knowledge. Here are some things to know about dabbling, with a focus on three practice areas: immigration, bankruptcy and collections, and real estate.

Register for WILMIC’s 2020 Year-end Webinar!

Registration is open for WILMIC’s Year-end Webinar “Client Demands and Expectations: How Have They Changed & How Do You Manage Them?”. The half-day, webcast-only program is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

With COVID Cases Rising in Wisconsin, Courts May Bring Back Restrictions

After recently allowing local courts to return to in-person hearings, trials and normal deadlines, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ordered that state courts can now seek to suspend those plans and return to tighter restrictions set out by the Supreme Court during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic in April and May.

Claims Digest: COVID-19 and Executing Documents

Several of WILMIC’s insured attorneys and others have questioned how to formally execute documents without being in the physical presence of the signatory during the COVID-19 pandemic.