Following up on our post last week on Tips on Detecting & Improving AI-generated Text, I discussed a new study that suggests one of the “tells” of AI-generated text is the use of excess, sophisticated-sounding words. Inc discusses that study in more detail, identifying these 7 Words That Suggest a Text Was Written With AI.

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  • As suggested last week, you, the human author, can and should provide specific prompts and
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    Can I Stop My Ex-Spouse From Relocating With My Child?
     Posted on July 13, 2024 in Family LawAfter completing the divorce process, parents establish new routines and do their best to share custody effectively while providing care for their children and maintaining positive parent/child relationships. Maintaining consistent routines and schedules for physical placement is one of the best ways parents can help children become accustomed to the changes they have experienced. However, this consistency can be threatened
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    Navigating the complexities of estate planning can be challenging, especially for those in second marriages or considering a second marriage. Blended families often bring unique dynamics that require careful planning to ensure that all heirs feel valued and treated fairly. This article emphasizes the importance of estate planning in blended families, aiming to minimize potential conflicts and create a lasting legacy of harmony.
    Understanding the Potential for Conflict
    Blended families may have children from previous marriages, stepchildren, and new
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    July 12, 2024 – A mediation term sheet created as a prelude to a final settlement agreement is unenforceable because several of its material terms are indefinite, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals (District I) has ruled in an unpublished opinion Mueller v. TL90108, 2022AP1440 (June 11, 2024).Richard Mueller and Joseph L. Ford once owned a 1938 Talbot Lago.The Talbot Lago is a stylish coupe with sweeping curves, tear-drop-shaped rear wheel covers, and a grille like a fencing mask.
    Continue Reading Mediation Term Sheet Concerning Rare Car is Unenforceable

    July 12, 2024 – A federal district court did not err when it declined to credit a defendant’s acceptance of responsibility after he spent most of his allocution shifting blame and complaining about the prosecution, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held in United States v. Shibilski, No. 23-1410 (June 10, 2024).In 2011, Tom Drake, founder of 5R Processors Ltd. (5R), hired Kevin Shibilski as a consultant to help the company attract new operating
    Continue Reading Seventh Circuit: Credit Denial Justified by Hollow Allocution

    Hon. Jeh Charles Johnson, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and ABA Task Force for American Democracy co-chair, speaks on “The Threat to Democracy.”

    July 11, 2024 – A dozen speakers recently gave sobering presentations on the threat to democracy during a nonpartisan event from the American Bar Association’s Task Force for American Democracy, in partnership with the State Bar of Wisconsin.

    The program, called
    Wisconsin: Elections in the 21st Century (watch now) was held in-person July
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    As attorneys, we should be familiar with our ethical duties to communicate with clients under SCR 20:1.4. However, how are those duties impacted when the client has diminished capacity? When an impaired client has bona fide civil claims, what steps must an attorney take to ensure the client’s best interests are considered? What rules exist in the Wisconsin statutes that offer protection for such clients? Imagine that someone contacts your office and explains a factual scenario that seems likely
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    July 10, 2024 – The State Bar of Wisconsin is holding a special election in October to fill a vacancy at the organization’s president-elect post.

    Electronic voting will begin on Oct. 10 and members will have 15 days to vote, with the election closing at noon, Oct. 25, 2024. Results will be announced Oct. 28, 2024.

    See more information on voting in this election.
    Meet the Candidates
    Dan D. Gartzke of Madison
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    Expert witnesses are key to the success of a case. At an early stage it is necessary to analyze what experts you need and what you want them to teach the jury, by identifying the critical and disputed issues in the case. Identifying these issues is important not only for expert selection, but also for drafting reports and preparing your experts to testify in the most effective manner. It is also necessary to understand the relationship among your experts.
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    The pharmacy field is growing nationally and in Wisconsin, providing various opportunities and roles for pharmacists to expand their scope of practice. This article provides a brief overview of the licensure requirements in Wisconsin for pharmacists to help attorneys advise pharmacists regarding their continuing education requirements, duties, and scope of practice. It also discusses how collaborative practice agreements and standing orders can impact pharmacists’ scope of practice. Pharmacist Licensing and Duties Pharmacists must meet certain criteria to obtain licensure
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    The State Democracy Research Initiative and the Elections Research Center at UW-Madison invite you to join them for the “Year in Review: Democracy Litigation in SCOTUS and the States” on Thursday, July 11th from 3:00-4:15pm, with a reception to follow. The event will take place at the UW School of Education in the Wisconsin Idea Room, with the option to attend virtually. This panel is approved for 1.5 CLE credits.

    The panel will serve as a case law year
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    July 9, 2024 – A circuit court improperly entered an injunction against an anti-abortion protestor who repeatedly made intimidating statements to a nurse who worked at a clinic, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (7-0) in Kindschy v. Aish, 2024 WI 27 (June 27, 2024).Justice Rebecca Dallet wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, Justice Brian Hagedorn, Justice Jill Karofsky, and Justice Janet Protasiewicz. Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley wrote a concurrence, joined by Chief Justice
    Continue Reading First Amendment Protects Intimidating Statements by Protestor

    July 9, 2024 – A circuit court did not err by relying in part on an adoptive parent’s promise when deciding to terminate the parental rights of a birth parent, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (7-0) in State v. B.W., 2024 WI 28 (June 27, 2024), with concurrences.Chief Justice Annette Ziegler wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Rebecca Bradley, Rebecca Dallet, Brian Hagedorn, and Jill Karofsky.Justices Ann Walsh Bradley and Janet Protasiewicz joined all but three
    Continue Reading Reliance on Adoptive Parent’s Promise Not Enough to Withdraw Plea

    On July 3, 2024, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit challenging the FTC’s noncompete ban. Notably, the injunction only applies to those plaintiffs named in the suit. All other employers will still need to comply with the noncompete ban when it takes effect in September. A final decision on the case is expected to be issued by the end of August and could have broader implications.

    Another lawsuit challenging the noncompete ban
    Continue Reading The FTC’s Ban on Noncompetes Remains Imminent for Most Employers as Legal Challenges Continue

    July 3, 2024 – The White House today announced that President Joe Biden will nominate Green Bay attorney Byron B. Conway to a vacant judicial seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

    Conway, who previously served on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors (2013-18), is a personal injury attorney and a shareholder at Habush Habush & Rottier. He graduated from Marquette University Law School in 2002 and holds a B.A. from Santa
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    The ever-changing landscape of state government requires businesses across all industries to stay informed on the happenings in Madison. Welcome to the June 2024 Recap issue of the Capitol Connection.

    Inside this issue

    Vos Recall Denied by Elections Commission

    A months-long back-and-forth between Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and a group seeking to recall the Republican leader ended on June 27th when in a 4-2 decision, the Wisconsin Elections Commission decided that organizers of the effort failed to collect enough
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