On the theory that there is nothing wrong with "re-blogging," a recent post by my new friend, Jennifer Brandt, a family law attorney from Philadelphia, makes some excellent suggestions on how to survive the holidays if you are going through a divorce. No sense re-inventing the wheel, especially when it is so well made by someone else!
Btw, I met Jennifer at the ABA FLS fall meeting in October in Deer Valley, Utah, when she agreed at the last minute to join me in my presentation on the 10 Commandments on Settlement Negotiations. Not only did this allow me to make my flight back home, but we are planning on working together on other projects. This, again, demonstrates the value of going to these meetings. Besides the information which helps in our practice, you meet the nicest people!
A recent Court of Appeals decision, recommended for publication, deals with the tricky issue of where parents can live with their children before a divorce is granted. The case is Derleth v. Cordova, Nos. 2012AP2018 and 2012AP2802.
While I think that the result is appropriate, the reasoning process creates some problems. While I'll blog further on these issues when I have more time, my article on the case was just published in my column in the Wisconsin Law Journal.
As a blogger, I thank the SC for providing a continuing series of powder puff disciplinary decisions for me to rant about.
As a practicing lawyer, I am embarrassed.
In a decision today, the SC suspended - did not disbar, but suspended - a lawyer's license of three years for committing an armed robbery.
Not a shoplifting or even a petty theft. An armed robbery.
So, in three years, the attorney can petition for reinstatement.
Please remember that the State Bar website does not reflect disciplinary histories. Of course, a potential future client could check CCAP, but who would think to search to see if your lawyer was a felon?
Well, given the disciplinary teeth in Wisconsin, maybe every prospective client should do so.