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Wisconsin Attorney's Desk Reference

Product ID: AE0003_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-700-4

The Wisconsin Attorney’s Desk Reference is a uniquely useful collection of actionable information on 11 practice areas and 35 topics grouped by related subject areas. Perfect as a primer, a refresher, or a starting point, the Desk Reference is designed to be an easy-to-use guide for any attorney who needs a quick answer to a question, or an introduction into an area of law.

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The Wisconsin Attorney’s Desk Reference is a uniquely useful collection of actionable information on 11 practice areas and 35 topics grouped by related subject areas. Perfect as a primer, a refresher, or a starting point, the Desk Reference is designed to be an easy-to-use guide for any attorney who needs a quick answer to a question, or an introduction into an area of law.

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1352+ pp.; 2024
Updated Annually

The supplement also reflects the latest developments in the following practice areas:

  • Fair Employment Act
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Family or Medical Leave Act
  • Immigration Law
  • Appellate Procedure
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Organizing a Business
  • Litigation References and Resources
  • Costs Upon Frivolous Claims
  • Notice of Claim/Limitation of Liability
  • Settlement/Subrogation
  • Statutes of Limitation
  • Lemon Law Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditor/Debtor Relations
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Probating an Estate
  • Guardianship
  • Medicaid Divestment
  • Independent Adoption
  • Divorce and Actions Affecting the Family
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Copyright
  • Patent Law
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark Law
  • Construction Lien Law
  • Foreclosing a Land Contract
  • Foreclosing a Mortgage on Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Purchase and Sale of Real Property
  • Mental Health Act
  • Animal Law

The 2024 edition includes a number of changes such as:

  • In 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion about awards of damages for acts committed before the three-year lookback period
  • The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an order to create a new rule of appellate procedure concerning appeals in prejudgment competency proceedings under Wis. Stat. § 971.14
  • The Wisconsin Court of Appeals decided in 2024 that the term arrest record is limited to criminal offenses and does not extend to civil offenses
  • In 2023, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals considered whether Wis. Stat. § 425.102 barred a consumer from bringing an unconscionability claim in a consumer credit transaction case
  • The Wisconsin Court of Appeals addressed the question of whether a lease was void and, if so, whether to apply Wisconsin Consumer Act remedies to refund all rent received by the landlord
  • Numerous unemployment insurance cases were decided by Wisconsin’s Labor and Industry Review Commission in 2023, including topics relating to administrative concealment penalties, good cause for quitting, and fraudulent concealment
  • The new Corporate Transparency Act is discussed

State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® is the premier publisher of practice guides and handbooks for Wisconsin's attorneys, written by Wisconsin's attorneys. PINNACLE relies on the expertise and contributions of volunteers from within the State Bar of Wisconsin membership to help develop and deliver timely, relevant information to assist Wisconsin's attorneys provide the highest-quality representation and service.

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A Generalist's Important Tool

By Karen Riemer on 6/14/2019

Format: Book (Print)

Very good reference for generalists or rural area attorneys who have a variety of cases walking through the door. Good introduction to several practice areas.

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A Generalist's Important Tool

By Karen R on 6/14/2019

Format: Book (Print)

Very good reference for generalists or rural area attorneys who have a variety of cases walking through the door. Good introduction to several practice areas.