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