Wisconsin

326 ABA Journal Wisconsin articles.

Judge orders detention of public defender for ‘acting like I’m some kind of idiot’

A Wisconsin judge ordered a short detention for an assistant public defender last Friday, saying he was in contempt for “acting like I’m some kind of idiot.”

Judge David Borowski…

Judge refuses to allow statutory rapist to share in settlement for son’s wrongful death
A Wisconsin judge has ruled that an absentee father whose son was conceived with his 15-year-old cousin is not entitled to share in an $837,000 settlement for the son’s wrongful death.
Federal judge accepts guilty pleas from lawyers in $4M phony billing scheme

Two Michigan lawyers are no longer practicing law at this time after a federal judge accepted their guilty pleas last month in an alleged $4 million phony billing scheme.

Lawyers…

Lawyer set to be recognized for volunteer work loses award over no-contest plea in sex case

The Wisconsin Lawyer’s Assistance Program Committee has rescinded an award recognizing a lawyer’s volunteer work after the state attorney general noted he had been accused of sexual assault in 2005.

Wisconsin law requires all litigation funding arrangements to be disclosed
Legislation signed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker last week requires all third-party litigation funding deals to be disclosed—even if a discovery request has not been made for that information.
Bill toughening penalties for harm and threats to family lawyers heads to Wisconsin governor
A bill that would make it a felony to harm or threaten lawyers for their work in family law cases is heading to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Lawyer is accused of forging judge’s signature to back up his false claim on plea deal

A suspended Wisconsin lawyer has been accused of forging a judge’s signature on a phony document he gave to a client to mislead him about terms of a plea deal.

Teen in Slender Man case is sentenced to 40 years in psychiatric hospital

A Wisconsin teen who pleaded guilty to trying to kill a friend to curry favor with the fictional Slender Man character was sentenced to 40 years in a psychiatric hospital…

Lawyer is suspended partly for bringing toothbrushes and red pepper to prison client

A Wisconsin lawyer has been suspended for four months for bringing toothbrushes to an imprisoned client and for failing to adequately communicate with a drunken driving client.

The Wisconsin Supreme…

Wisconsin considers law school loan repayment for lawyers willing to represent rural clients

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill that would pay up to $20,000 annually toward attorneys’ school loans, providing they practice in remotely populated areas of the state and take court-appointed…

New policy authorizes University of Wisconsin to expel students for repeatedly disrupting speakers

A new policy adopted last week allows the University of Wisconsin to discipline and even expel students who repeatedly disrupt the free expression of others.

The policy adopted by the…

In oral arguments, swing voter Kennedy appears skeptical of partisan gerrymandering
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy appeared skeptical on Tuesday when he questioned lawyers defending a Wisconsin electoral map in a challenge contending the redrawn lines amounted to unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering.
Sexually assaulted woman files civil rights action against city of Houston over rape kit backlog

Houston officials have known about a rape kit testing backlog for years but did not address the problem, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed this week.

Current and…

Gundersen to replace Moeser as leader of National Conference of Bar Examiners

Judith A. Gundersen, director of test operations at the National Conference of Bar Examiners, has been tapped to serve as the organization’s president and chief operating officer.

Gundersen replaces Erica…

Supreme Court allows Wisconsin to enforce fetal protection law pending appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state of Wisconsin to enforce a fetal protection law that resulted in a pregnant woman being sent to jail.

The Supreme Court…

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