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Supreme Court calls on lawmakers to study access to counsel in civil matters

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court is calling on state lawmakers to have a specially formed committee study what can be done to make sure that those who cannot afford to hire a lawyer in civil cases can still receive legal representation. The Supreme Court recognizes that thousands of Wisconsinites are unable to afford legal services in ...

State Supreme Court calls on lawmakers to study access to counsel in civil matters

Source: http://wislawjournal.com/?p=110808
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is calling on state lawmakers to have a specially formed committee study what can be done to make sure that those who cannot afford to hire a lawyer in civil cases can still receive legal representation.

Misclassification bill would toughen penalties

Source: http://wislawjournal.com/?p=110793
A bill before lawmakers would ratchet up penalties for those who deliberately misclassify workers in the construction industry.

Plaintiffs in NHL concussion case now count 105 ex-players

Source: http://wislawjournal.com/?p=110785
Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin.
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US Government agency violated federal accounting law, GAO reports

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2016/02/government-watchdog-us-commodity-futures-trading-commission-violated-accounting-law.php
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) [official website] on Thursday found that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) [official website] violated [report, PDF] federal law through its handling of multi-year lease costs for its offices. CFTC was authorized by Congress to enter into multi-year leases, but it was obligated to record an obligation equal to the government's total liability. The report states that, while CFTC included availability of funds clauses in the leases in an attempt to manage its liability,...

Tajikistan court approves constitutional amendments removing limit on presidential term

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2016/02/tajikistan-no-limit-on-presidential-term.php
The Constitutional Court of Tajikistan [official website] has affirmed the legality of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of Tajikistan [text] that would allow the possibility of current President Emomali Rahmon [BBC profile] remaining president for life. The amendments were affirmed in late January and have a special provision naming Rahmon Founder of peace and national unity - Leader of the nation [press release] and excluding him from any stipulations that would be imposed upon his term. This title was...

Federal judge rules UN ambassador not immune from bribery prosecution

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2016/02/federal-judge-rules-un-ambassador-not-immune-from-bribery-prosecution.php
Judge Vernon Broderick for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] ruled on Thursday that suspended Deputy UN Ambassador Francis Lorenzo cannot claim diplomatic immunity on bribery charges. Lorenzo, representing the Dominican Republic, has been facing criminal allegations involving bribery [complaint, PDF] since early October. The judge held that because Lorenzo is a naturalized citizen of the US, his diplomatic status is not afforded immunity from criminal prosecution under any treaty or federal law....

UN urges elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2016/02/un-urges-elimination-of-female-genital-mutilation-by-2030.php
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] in a statement [press release] released on Friday urged all concerned countries to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030, calling it a violent practice scarring girls for life [UN news report], endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential. Ban stated, Never before has it been more urgent - or more possible - to end the practice of female genital mutilation, preventing immeasurable...
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Young Lawyers Start Milwaukee Legal Clinic to Help Homeless Youth

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State Bar to Host First-Ever Biotech & the Law Conference

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New Legal Book Explores Immigration's Impact on Wisconsin Law

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That's a Fine Idea! State Bar Reveals 2015 Top Legal Innovators

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