Wisconsin Attorney's Desk Reference

Product ID: AE0003_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-495-9

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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1212+ pp. 2019 edition

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 2019 edition includes a number of changes such as:

  • The Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 (PAWS Act), which expands federal domestic violence protections, including establishing a grant program for entities that provide shelter and housing assistance for domestic violence survivors and their pets (Domestic Abuse and Animal Law)
  • A new section providing questions to ask at a hearing for a voluntary termination of parental rights (Termination of Parental Rights)
  • A new section discussing emergency outpatient treatment for minors (Mental Health)
  • A 2018 Wisconsin Supreme Court discussing the standard of review of agency conclusions of law (Unemployment Insurance)
  • A change for tax years beginning in 2019 for entities treated as partnerships for Wisconsin income tax purposes (Organizing a Business)

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 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.