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November 2010 Archives

PBC Atty. John Peterson to Speak at Wisconsin Association for Justice Winter Seminar

PBC Attorney John Peterson will be a speaker at the Wisconsin Association for Justice's 2010 Winter Seminar, which will take place Friday, 12/3/2010 - Saturday, 12/4/2010 at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI. More information about the seminar is available here.

PBC Atty. Avi Berk to Speak at National Business Institute Seminar

PBC Attorney Avi Berk will be a speaker at a December 16, 2010 seminar, "Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish," conducted by the National Business Institute. The live seminar will be in Green Bay, WI.

WI Supreme Court Upholds Decision in Favor of Employees Fired By Employers Looking to Avoid Benefit Payments

This Wisconsin State Bar article describes a recent WI Supreme Court case, US Bank, the outcome of which I think is very helpful for diverse employee benefits situations. The WI SC was split (the even # was due to Justice Annette Ziegler not participating), and the appellate decision in favor of the employee thus stands.

Link to Article By Richard J. Mouw: Conviction and Civility in American Public Discourse

Richard Mouw's article describes, very well, what is arguably problem #1 in America: negative communication. Without positive communication, no problem can be effectively discussed or addressed. An excerpt:
When my book on the subject, Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World, appeared in 1992, I was interviewed frequently by journalists on the subject of civility. At first I was surprised by how often they wanted to talk, not about the "big" incivilities of tribal and international hostilities, but about more mundane displays of anger: road rage on California freeways and rudeness in the aisles of supermarkets. But they were onto something. These less global manifestations of incivility have increasingly become preoccupations for all of us. Kids in middle-class schools are driven to the point of suicide because of bullying by their peers. Campus gossip sites spread salacious stories about students who are identified by name. Bloggers sit daily at their keyboards to spew forth hatred. "Experts" shout at each other on our 24/7 cable news channels.

PBC Atty. Amy Risseeuw Selected As Rising Star By Wisconsin Super Lawyers

PBC attorney Amy Risseeuw has been selected for inclusion as a Rising Star on the 2010 Wisconsin Super Lawyers publication in the November 12, 2010 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

PBC Atty. Dan Cross Selected As Wisconsin Super Lawyer

PBC attorney Dan Cross has been selected for inclusion on the 2010 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list, published in the November 12, 2010 issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Only 5% of attorneys in Wisconsin are chosen each year for inclusion as a Super Lawyer.

PBC Atty. Avi Berk Selected As Wisconsin Super Lawyer

PBC attorney Avi Berk has been selected for inclusion on the 2010 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list, published in the November 12, 2010 issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Only 5% of attorneys in Wisconsin are chosen each year for inclusion as a Super Lawyer.

PBC Atty. John Peterson Selected As Wisconsin Super Lawyer

PBC attorney John Peterson has been selected for inclusion on the 2010 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list, published in the November 12, 2010 issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Only 5% of attorneys in Wisconsin are chosen each year for inclusion as a Super Lawyer.

PBC Atty. Amy Risseeuw Speaks About WI Domestic Partnerships at Outagamie County Bar Lunch

PBC Attorney Amy Risseeuw was a presenter at the recent Outagamie County Bar lunch concerning Domestic Partnerships.

Got Text or Voice Messages From Your Harasser(s) or Employer? Save Them to a Secure Place ASAP.

If you have received text and/or voice messages from someone who has mistreated you- for example, a harassing text message, or a voice message about your job being terminated, from your boss- you shouldsave those messages to a secure place ASAP. Those messages may serve as legal evidence later, so you want to be sure they are saved.

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