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Law as a career

Published: Monday, February 19th, 2024

Occasionally in the law, the irresistible force meets the unmovable object.

A Look Back at 2023’s Debacles in the Law

Published: Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Occasionally in the law, the irresistible force meets the unmovable object.

Court of Appeals punts

Published: Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

Occasionally in the law, the irresistible force meets the unmovable object.

Ties are for losers

Published: Thursday, October 19th, 2023

Sports, being highly sensitive to public opinion, has greatly reduced the number of ties. Football games have overtime. Golf has extra holes. Hockey and soccer (well, some soccer games) have shootouts.

Not playing nice together

Published: Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

While part of me (a large part) would prefer a different topic for this month, avoiding the controversial issues affecting the Wisconsin Supreme Court is not consistent with my role as a columnist on our legal system.

Defining Winning

Published: Monday, August 21st, 2023

Ads for personal injury lawyers (and there sure are a lot of them), use some version of “we don’t get paid unless you get paid”.  One variety is “you don’t pay us, unless we win.”  Which brings up two questions:   First, who is in this “we?”  And second, how do you define “winning?”

Are lawyers more ethical?

Published: Monday, July 24th, 2023

As usual, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a slew of cases in June, clearing the calendar for the end of their term. Of the cases filed, only two were disciplinary cases.

Age isn’t just a number when it comes to mandatory judicial retirement

Published: Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

The judge is the most important role in having a fair and efficient legal system. Properly performed, it requires intelligence, compassion, savvy and patience. All of those attributes may (or may not) deteriorate with age. So, should there be a mandatory retirement age for judges, like there is for airline pilots?

Meditating on mediation

Published: Monday, May 15th, 2023

Much as I like to vary topics in my monthly column, the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court election presents too much fodder for comment and is too important to simply let it go.

The good, bad, worse news to come from the Supreme Court election

Published: Wednesday, April 19th, 2023

Much as I like to vary topics in my monthly column, the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court election presents too much fodder for comment and is too important to simply let it go.

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