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Wisconsin Judicial Benchbook Vol. II: Civil

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Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-588-8

The general procedures in civil actions will never be a mystery when you have the Civil Benchbook. You’ll have the same guidelines and procedural steps that judges use. It will be your fundamental guide to the most essential issues involved in filing any sort of civil action.

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The general procedures in civil actions will never be a mystery when you have the Civil Benchbook. You’ll have the same guidelines and procedural steps that judges use. It will be your fundamental guide to the most essential issues involved in filing any sort of civil action.

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2162+pp.; 7th ed. 2020-21; 2 Vol. set
(Includes the 2021-22 supplement) 

Volume II

Pretrial

  • Civil Process Flowchart
  • Commencement of Action
  • Substitution and Disqualification
  • Scheduling/Pretrial Conference
  • Pretrial Motions
  • Dispositive Motions
  • Statutes of Limitation/Notices of Claim
  • Discovery
  • Civil Proceedings by Telephone; Videoconferencing; and Use of Fax

Trial

  • Motions Relating to Trial
  • Empaneling of Jury
  • Voir Dire/Selection of Jury
  • Jury Management Problems
  • Opening Statements
  • Trial Evidence
  • Motions at Close of Evidence
  • Closing Argument
  • Jury Instructions
  • Verdicts
  • Motions After Verdict
  • Bench Trial
  • Damages
  • Costs
  • Frivolous Actions
  • Judgments/Relief from Judgment

Volume IIA

Writs

  • Certiorari
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Mandamus/Public Records
  • Prohibition

Administrative Review

  • Judicial Review of Administrative Agency Decisions (Ch 227)
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Zoning
  • Eminent Domain

Special Proceedings

  • Creditor Actions
  • Replevin
  • Garnishment
  • Attachment
  • Foreclosure
  • Settlements for Minors and Incompetent Persons
  • Small Claims
  • Injunctions
  • Contempt
  • Section 1983 Actions in State Court
  • Prisoner Litigation
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Section 102.29 (Third-Party) Actions

Miscellaneous

  • Insurance Questions
  • Bankruptcy Overview
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The 2021-22 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • A new section (added to the book’s bankruptcy chapter), which gives an overview of the various processes for receiverships
  • New references to recently decided appellate opinions on various topics, including pretrial motions, discovery sanctions, public records requests, damages, zoning, declaratory judgments, and judicial review of administrative agency decisions
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court amendments, effective July 1, 2021, to the rules on electronic filing
  • Updated poverty guidelines for use in garnishment proceedings

  

The 2020-2021 revision includes a number of changes such as:

  • New references to recent appellate court decisions on various topics, such as judicial disqualification, motion practice, expert testimony, and the economic loss doctrine
  • Legislative amendments affecting procedures such as service by email, service of a notice of claim on the attorney general, and motions to intervene
  • Updated poverty guidelines for use in garnishment proceedings

For an in depth view of the content in this book, please click to view Table of Contents.

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