These 7 tips describe very practical approaches and attitudes for life challenges. The quoted tip below reminds me of the Supreme Court, and all the confirmation-process talky-talk where Justices are described with labels like "activists" (bad label) or "umpires" (good label).Behind all the labels and analogies, as well as behind the intellectual rationalizations of complex legal decisions, there are concrete benchmarks- actions by the Justices- that are much more predictable and telling than what is said about and by the Justices. Is a Justice an "umpire," as described, or do the Justice's actions on occasion reflect idealism and contradict the umpire ideal? Not to pick on Justices. This is something we all struggle with, to make sure our actions constantly back up our stated intentions.
When I was in law school, a professor discussed an interesting analogy. It involved the invention of cloverleaf-shaped on-ramps. The new on-ramps were self-imposed structures, which- like the self-imposition of new laws- improved safety and prevented us from making human errors.
The WI Public Defender has launched a new blog, which is described as follows:
If you have an important document relating to a dispute with your employer- for example, a termination letter or a pay stub showing underpaid wages- please save that document. (You can read a more detailed post here about all the types of good documentation, and how to preserve it).
On many occasions, employees have called me for advice after they have filed a discrimination complaint with Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development Equal Rights Division (ERD), or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
This article discusses the Chevron case, and the parties' battle between two important principles: (1) journalists' right to confidentiality for their sources/source info; versus (2) litigants' right to access evidence that is important to their litigation.
Interesting article that discusses an increase in U.S. workers' productivity, but questions whether the gains are part of a short-term burnout that will actually hurt us over the long haul.
PBC attorney Amy Risseeuw recently attended the annual meeting and banquet for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region on April 27, 2010.
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PBC attorney Michael Brown gave a spoken presentation, "Spotting Employment Law Rights & Damages of Personal Injury Plaintiffs," at a seminar conducted by the Wisconsin Association of Justice on March 26, 2010.
PBC attorney Dan Cross authored child support calculation spreadsheets, called DCF 150 40 Sheets, which calculate child support under Wisconsin law's child support standards at Ch. DCF 150, Regs.