Schedule

Thursday, October 22

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Pre-conference Session 1: The Future of Networking and Mentorship in Wisconsin (0.0 CLE)
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Pre-conference Session 2: SOS! How to Manage Law School Debt (1.0 CLE)
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Pre-conference Session 3: If I Knew Then What I Know Now... (x.x CLE)
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Pre-converence Session 4: Advertising/Social Media Ethics and Malpractice Risks (1.0 CLE/EPR)
12:00 p.m. Conference Registration and Exhibit Hall Opens
Session 1
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.
OPENING PLENARY: Golden Nuggets of Communication (1.0 CLE)
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break: Visit the Exhibit Hall and get your passport signed to be entered to win great prizes!
Session 2
2:30 - 3:20 p.m.
Substantive
Track
Working with Indian Tribes (1.0 CLE)
Practice Management
Track
Employment Law Update
Technology
Track
Immigration Law - How Recent Immigration Law Changes Will Impact Employers and What You Need to Know
Quality of Life / Ethics
Track
Immigration Law - How Recent Immigration Law Changes Will Impact Employers and What You Need to Know
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Refreshment Break: Visit the Exhibit Hall and get your passport signed to be entered to win great prizes!
Session 3
4:00 - 4:50 p.m.
Substantive
Dodging Bullets in a Real Estate Transaction (1.0 CLE)
Practice Management
Employee Background Checks: Emerging Issues and Recommended Best Practices
Technology
Litigation Tips
Quality of Life / Ethics
Litigation Tips
4:50 - 6:30 p.m. Attendee Reception: Enjoy beer, wine and soda, plus a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres compliments of WILMIC and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. (Dinner on your own.)

Friday, October 23

7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall is Open: Today is your last chance to meet with companies that can help your practice.
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Deluxe Continental Breakfast compliments of Hupy and Abraham, S.C.
Session 4
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
PLENARY: The Future of the Solo Practice (x.x CLE)
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break: Visit the Exhibit Hall and get your passport signed to be entered to win great prizes!
Session 5
10:30 - 11:20 a.m.
Substantive
Track
Wisconsin Divorce Kit (1.0 CLE)
Practice Management
Track
The NLRB's New Representation Rules and Other Labor Law Odds and Ends
Technology
Track
Responding to Misconduct Investigations by Health Care Licensing Agencies
Quality of Life / Ethics
Track
Responding to Misconduct Investigations by Health Care Licensing Agencies
Session 6
11:20 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch and Lederer Award (0.0 CLE)
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Refreshment Break: Last chance to visit the Exhibit Hall and get your passport signed to be entered to win great prizes!
Session 7
1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
Substantive
Hot Topics in Elder Law after the Budget Bill (1.0 CLE)
Practice Management
A Look at Emerging LGBT Issues & Trends in Employment Law
Technology
Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs
Quality of Life / Ethics
Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs
2:30 - 2:50 p.m. Refreshment Break: Visit the Exhibit Hall and see if you won!
Session 8
2:50 - 3:40 p.m.
Substantive
Can Work For Beer: Starting a Brewery in Wisconsin (x.x CLE)
Practice Management
A Look at Emerging LGBT Issues & Trends in Employment Law
Technology
Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs
Quality of Life / Ethics
Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs
Session 9
3:50 - 4:40 p.m.
Substantive
Estate Planning for Digital Assets (x.x CLE)
Practice Management
A Look at Emerging LGBT Issues & Trends in Employment Law
Technology
Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs
Quality of Life / Ethics
Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs
5:15 - 7:30 p.m. Hospitality Suite: Enjoy wine and refreshments compliments of Lawton & Cates, S.C. and Krekeler Strother S.C. (Dinner on your own.)

Saturday, October 24

Session 10
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Gizmos, Gadgets, and Widgets (1.0 CLE)
Session 11
8:30 - 9:20 a.m.
Substantive
Track
Don't Step In It! Premises Liability Law In Wisconsin: What to look out for including the Statute of Repose, Safe Place Law, and Recreational Immunity (1.0 CLE)
Practice Management
Track
The NLRB's New Representation Rules and Other Labor Law Odds and Ends
Technology
Track
Responding to Misconduct Investigations by Health Care Licensing Agencies
Quality of Life / Ethics
Track
Responding to Misconduct Investigations by Health Care Licensing Agencies
9:20 - 9:50 a.m. Break / Hotel check-out
Session 12
9:50 - 10:40 a.m.
Substantive
Traffic Law Basics: A Ticket Is Not Always Just a Ticket (1.0 CLE)
Practice Management
A Look at Emerging LGBT Issues & Trends in Employment Law
Technology
Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs
Quality of Life / Ethics
Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs
Session 13
11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
CLOSING PLENARY: Ethics Game Show (1.5 CLE/EPR)
12:05 p.m. Institute Concludes

 

About the Programs

Managing Whistleblower Claims Under the FCA

Patrick S. Coffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee

Paul T. Van Den Heuvel, Mercy Health System Corp., Janesville

Stacy Gerber Ward, U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District Civil, Milwaukee

In FY 2014, the Department of Justice recovered $2.3 billion in health care fraud cases, many of which involved whistleblower actions under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. As whistleblowers and the relator bar continue to address perceived or actual fraud through false claims actions, there is little question that hospitals, health systems, and other health care providers will continue to experience these claims. At this presentation you will:

  • Learn the trends in whistleblower cases
  • Understand the relationship between qui tam relators and government health fraud enforcement authorities
  • Gain perspective on the common triggers for these controversies and the effective management of this still growing area of risk

Managing Whistleblower Claims Under the FCA

Patrick S. Coffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee

Paul T. Van Den Heuvel, Mercy Health System Corp., Janesville

Stacy Gerber Ward, U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District Civil, Milwaukee

In FY 2014, the Department of Justice recovered $2.3 billion in health care fraud cases, many of which involved whistleblower actions under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. As whistleblowers and the relator bar continue to address perceived or actual fraud through false claims actions, there is little question that hospitals, health systems, and other health care providers will continue to experience these claims. At this presentation you will:

  • Learn the trends in whistleblower cases
  • Understand the relationship between qui tam relators and government health fraud enforcement authorities
  • Gain perspective on the common triggers for these controversies and the effective management of this still growing area of risk

Managing Whistleblower Claims Under the FCA

Patrick S. Coffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee

Paul T. Van Den Heuvel, Mercy Health System Corp., Janesville

Stacy Gerber Ward, U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District Civil, Milwaukee

In FY 2014, the Department of Justice recovered $2.3 billion in health care fraud cases, many of which involved whistleblower actions under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. As whistleblowers and the relator bar continue to address perceived or actual fraud through false claims actions, there is little question that hospitals, health systems, and other health care providers will continue to experience these claims. At this presentation you will:

  • Learn the trends in whistleblower cases
  • Understand the relationship between qui tam relators and government health fraud enforcement authorities
  • Gain perspective on the common triggers for these controversies and the effective management of this still growing area of risk

Managing Whistleblower Claims Under the FCA

Patrick S. Coffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee

Paul T. Van Den Heuvel, Mercy Health System Corp., Janesville

Stacy Gerber Ward, U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District Civil, Milwaukee

In FY 2014, the Department of Justice recovered $2.3 billion in health care fraud cases, many of which involved whistleblower actions under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. As whistleblowers and the relator bar continue to address perceived or actual fraud through false claims actions, there is little question that hospitals, health systems, and other health care providers will continue to experience these claims. At this presentation you will:

  • Learn the trends in whistleblower cases
  • Understand the relationship between qui tam relators and government health fraud enforcement authorities
  • Gain perspective on the common triggers for these controversies and the effective management of this still growing area of risk

Managing Whistleblower Claims Under the FCA

Patrick S. Coffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee

Paul T. Van Den Heuvel, Mercy Health System Corp., Janesville

Stacy Gerber Ward, U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District Civil, Milwaukee

In FY 2014, the Department of Justice recovered $2.3 billion in health care fraud cases, many of which involved whistleblower actions under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. As whistleblowers and the relator bar continue to address perceived or actual fraud through false claims actions, there is little question that hospitals, health systems, and other health care providers will continue to experience these claims. At this presentation you will:

  • Learn the trends in whistleblower cases
  • Understand the relationship between qui tam relators and government health fraud enforcement authorities
  • Gain perspective on the common triggers for these controversies and the effective management of this still growing area of risk

Session 2

Working with Indian Tribes
1.0 CLE

Sara M. Drescher, Forest County Potawatomi Community, Milwaukee

Dennis Puzz, Forest County Potawatomi Community, Milwaukee

Understand the practical implications of working with Wisconsin Indian Tribes. You’ll address issues of Tribal sovereignty, contracts with Tribes, and activities on Tribal lands.

What you will learn:

  • Help your clients understand how working with Tribes is different than working with other entities
  • Help your clients understand the fundamental importance of Tribal Sovereignty
  • Help your clients understand the importance of Tribes in Wisconsin

Skill level: This session is appropriate for attorneys with little to no experience working with Indian Tribes.

Employment Law Update

Jill M. Hartley, The Previant Law Firm SC, Milwaukee

Laurie A. Petersen, Lindner & Marsack SC, Milwaukee

Explore current trends and hot topics in employment law including:

  • The surge in retaliation and whistleblower complaints
  • New challenges to confidentiality provisions
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • The change in definition of “spouse” under the FMLA

Immigration Update: How Will Recent Immigration Law Changes Impact Employers and What You Need to Know

Carrie Ziegler Thomas, Grzeca Law Group, S.C., Milwaukee

The recent Executive Actions taken by the Obama administration regarding immigration policies and enforcement will affect millions of undocumented workers, possibly allowing them to stay - and work - in the U.S. These policy changes could have a profound impact on employers as affected employees seek assistance in fixing their status. At this session, you will:

  • Learn how you can help your employer clients protect themselves during these changes
  • Examine the likelihood of additional immigration reforms
  • Review the latest trends in immigration enforcement

Immigration Update: How Will Recent Immigration Law Changes Impact Employers and What You Need to Know

Carrie Ziegler Thomas, Grzeca Law Group, S.C., Milwaukee

The recent Executive Actions taken by the Obama administration regarding immigration policies and enforcement will affect millions of undocumented workers, possibly allowing them to stay - and work - in the U.S. These policy changes could have a profound impact on employers as affected employees seek assistance in fixing their status. At this session, you will:

  • Learn how you can help your employer clients protect themselves during these changes
  • Examine the likelihood of additional immigration reforms
  • Review the latest trends in immigration enforcement

Session 3

Dodging Bullets in a Real Estate Transaction
1.0 CLE

Sara B. Andrew, Andrew Law Offices S.C., Fond Du Lac

Carol E. Krigbaum, Krigbaum Law LLC, Milwaukee

One misstep in a real estate transaction can land everyone in the weeds (read: expensive litigation). It may not be possible to know it all, but at this session you will understand many pitfalls you might encounter in a real estate transaction and learn ways to avoid them. This will be a fast paced bullet point presentation with tips and tricks to avoid missteps.

What you will learn:

  • Avoid common missteps at each step in a residential real estate transaction
  • Customize the offer to purchase to your client's needs
  • Get the benefit of the bargain for your client
  • Know your market

Skill level: For attorneys of all skill levels.

Employee Background Checks: Emerging Issues and Recommended Best Practices

Colin B. Good, Hawks Quindel SC, Madison

Robert K. Sholl, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, Milwaukee

While background checks assist employers in identifying strong candidates, they also expose employers to potential legal liability. Understand the complicated maze of local, state, and federal laws that employers must navigate to avoid trouble. At this session, you will learn:

  • The common mistakes made when conducting background checks in Wisconsin
  • The substance of the local, state, and federal laws that employers must comply with when conducting employee background checks

Litigation Tips

Lester A. Pines, Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP, Madison

Description coming soon...

Litigation Tips

Lester A. Pines, Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP, Madison

Description coming soon...

The Slipperiness of Happiness: Can Attorneys Capture Well-being?

Dr. Gregory J. Van Rybroek, Ph. D., J.D., Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison

 
Are You Happy? Would You Know It?

Everyone wants to be happy, but what does happiness mean, exactly? With stressful jobs, health issues, family obligations, and other concerns, how can lawyers achieve balance in their professional and personal lives?

Happiness is elusive and difficult to explain. Many of us don’t even know how to define what “happiness” means, yet we all want it in our lives. This conundrum is worth serious examination and self-reflection. The question is, “what is in our way if we cannot capture our own happiness?”

Sponsored by Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Session 5

Wisconsin Divorce Kit
1.0 CLE

Katharine A. Neugent, Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee

Sarah C. Whiting, Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee

Gain a greater understanding of the process of divorce in Wisconsin, from scheduling the initial consultation with a potential client to drafting the closing letter after the divorce is finalized. You’ll receive suggestions and tools that you can use to gather necessary information, prepare your client for negotiations, maintain client expectations, address the emotional component of the process, and promote final resolution. You’ll also gain an overview of family law in Wisconsin throughout the presentation.

What you will learn:

  • Understand the divorce process options including; litigation, collaborative law, and mediation
  • Know the pros and cons of filing for a temporary hearing
  • Get tips to share with clients of do’s and don’ts during the process
  • What are the custody and placement trends in Wisconsin?

Skill level: For attorneys with little to no experience in divorce law

The Intersection of the ADA, FMLA, and Worker's Compensation Laws

Stephanie M. Brown, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division, Milwaukee

Doug Feldman, Lindner & Marsack, SC, Milwaukee

James A. Walcheske, Walcheske & Luzi LLC, Brookfield

During this interactive and entertaining panel presentation, you will review the ADA, FMLA, and worker's compensation laws and learn how these laws intermingle, affecting employees and employers using real-life scenarios. Attendees are invited to share their own experiences interpreting these laws for their clients.

Finding Immunity in Discipline: National Practitioner Data Bank, Peer Review, and Immunity

Tom O'Day, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Madison

Federal law requires health care entities to report adverse licensure actions against physicians. In return for a peer review process that includes due process rights for the physician, health care entities and individuals participating in the process are provided immunity from damages under any federal or state law. That immunity can be lost, however, if a health care entity fails to properly report adverse actions to the National Practitioner Data Bank. This session will help you:

  • Understand reporting obligations
  • Identify fundamental aspects of a proper peer review process
  • Understand the statutory process of disciplining employed and contract physicians while maintaining legal immunity
  • Discuss common mistakes that can jeopardize immunity

Finding Immunity in Discipline: National Practitioner Data Bank, Peer Review, and Immunity

Tom O'Day, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Madison

Federal law requires health care entities to report adverse licensure actions against physicians. In return for a peer review process that includes due process rights for the physician, health care entities and individuals participating in the process are provided immunity from damages under any federal or state law. That immunity can be lost, however, if a health care entity fails to properly report adverse actions to the National Practitioner Data Bank. This session will help you:

  • Understand reporting obligations
  • Identify fundamental aspects of a proper peer review process
  • Understand the statutory process of disciplining employed and contract physicians while maintaining legal immunity
  • Discuss common mistakes that can jeopardize immunity

The Slipperiness of Happiness: Can Attorneys Capture Well-being?

Dr. Gregory J. Van Rybroek, Ph. D., J.D., Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison

 
Are You Happy? Would You Know It?

Everyone wants to be happy, but what does happiness mean, exactly? With stressful jobs, health issues, family obligations, and other concerns, how can lawyers achieve balance in their professional and personal lives?

Happiness is elusive and difficult to explain. Many of us don’t even know how to define what “happiness” means, yet we all want it in our lives. This conundrum is worth serious examination and self-reflection. The question is, “what is in our way if we cannot capture our own happiness?”

Sponsored by Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Session 7

Hot Topics in Elder Law after the Budget Bill
1.0 CLE

Margaret W. Hickey, Becker, Hickey & Poster S.C., Milwaukee

Heather B. Poster, Becker, Hickey & Poster S.C., Milwaukee

Join Margaret Hickey and Heather Poster to discuss changes to promissory notes, Family Care, IRIS and other elder law issues affected by the Budget Bill.

What you will learn:

  • Will promissory notes still be effective planning devices after the Budget Bill?
  • Will the IRIS program exist for those who wish to self-direct care after the Budget Bill?
  • What will happen to the Family Care program, including expansion to other counties and restriction of benefits after the Budget Bill?

Skill level: For attorneys of all skill levels.

Conducting Wage & Hour Audits - Identifying Policies & Practices that Give Rise to Litigation

James J. Chiolino, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development - Equal Rights Division, Madison

Keith E. Kopplin, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Milwaukee

Summer H. Murshid, Hawks Quindel, S.C., Milwaukee

In 2014, more than 8,000 federal court lawsuits were filed asserting claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In addition to these private enforcement actions, the United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division recovered approximately $250 million in unpaid overtime and minimum wages. During this program, a panel of lawyers from private practice and the DWD will help you understand how to conduct a compliance review of wage and hour policies and practices. You will learn:

  • What policies and practices do employment lawyers review when assessing whether to bring a wage and hour claim?
  • What can employers do to minimize the risk of litigation in this area? What do plaintiff's attorneys look for when analyzing willful violations?
  • What constitutes good faith under the FLSA?
  • What are the latest enforcement trends at the Department of Workforce Development?

Wisconsin's Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine: Dead Letter, Trap for the Unwary, or Both?

Adam J. Tutaj, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC, Milwaukee

The “corporate practice of medicine doctrine” prohibits general business corporations and a range of other “non-professional” entities from practicing medicine or employing a physician to do so on its behalf. This prohibition has been explicitly adopted in over twenty states and can be reasonably inferred to apply in over a dozen others. In reality, these laws are rarely enforced by regulators absent an egregious instance of overbilling or fraud. This may be attributable to the complex web of arrangements that have evolved in healthcare delivery systems. However, lack of enforcement should not be mistaken for a repeal. Though largely dormant, the doctrine is still “live”-and has the potential to turn otherwise straightforward transactions into a legal minefield. Learn to spot - and perhaps even defuse - some of these mines.

Wisconsin's Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine: Dead Letter, Trap for the Unwary, or Both?

Adam J. Tutaj, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC, Milwaukee

The “corporate practice of medicine doctrine” prohibits general business corporations and a range of other “non-professional” entities from practicing medicine or employing a physician to do so on its behalf. This prohibition has been explicitly adopted in over twenty states and can be reasonably inferred to apply in over a dozen others. In reality, these laws are rarely enforced by regulators absent an egregious instance of overbilling or fraud. This may be attributable to the complex web of arrangements that have evolved in healthcare delivery systems. However, lack of enforcement should not be mistaken for a repeal. Though largely dormant, the doctrine is still “live”-and has the potential to turn otherwise straightforward transactions into a legal minefield. Learn to spot - and perhaps even defuse - some of these mines.

Session 8

Can Work For Beer: Starting a Brewery in Wisconsin
X.X CLE

Jeffrey M. Glazer, UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Madison

Over the last few years breweries have been proliferating across the state. Breweries are highly regulated and subject to very specific laws and regulations. This session will cover the important aspect of representing breweries.

What you will learn:

  • What is the three-tier system and how does it work?
  • Brands are the most important asset a brewery owns.
  • Negotiating with distributors is both easy and hard.

Skill level: For attorneys with little or no experience in microbrewery law

The NLRB's New Representation Rules and Other Labor Law Odds and Ends

Sara J. Geenen, The Previant Law Firm SC, Milwaukee

Benjamin Mandelman, National Labor Relations Board, Milwaukee

Over the last year, there have been major changes to the labor law landscape, one of the most significant being the newly implemented NLRB election rules. At this session you will:

  • Explore the new election rules in-depth
  • Address Wisconsin's newly enacted right to work law
  • Review restrictive covenants legislation and the NLRB's Purple Communications decision
  • Cover other significant developments in labor law

Responding to Misconduct Investigations by Health Care Licensing Agencies

Tamara B. Packard, Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP, Madison

Amanda K. Reese, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services receives more than 2500 complaints against licensed professionals every year, and many of those complaints result in investigations. Except for self-employed licensees, agency investigations and possible discipline should involve a licensee's employer, and may lead to questions about continuing employment.

At this session you will:

  • Get an overview of agency investigation and disciplinary processes
  • Address the obligations of the licensee and employer in responding to such investigations
  • Identify where employer and employee interests align and diverge
  • Discuss opportunities for and limitations on cooperation during an investigation
  • Learn how employers and employees are affected by the most common varieties of discipline
  • Discuss the involvement of a licensee's co-workers in an investigation
  • Hear suggestions about streamlining communication between employers and investigating agencies
  • Learn how to ensure releases of medical records (by an employer that is also a custodian of medical records) comply with applicable state and federal laws

In addition, you will review the constitutional due process rights of licensees, including unique issues arising from summary suspension, and the benefits of collaboration with the licensee's criminal defense counsel.

Responding to Misconduct Investigations by Health Care Licensing Agencies

Tamara B. Packard, Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP, Madison

Amanda K. Reese, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services receives more than 2500 complaints against licensed professionals every year, and many of those complaints result in investigations. Except for self-employed licensees, agency investigations and possible discipline should involve a licensee's employer, and may lead to questions about continuing employment.

At this session you will:

  • Get an overview of agency investigation and disciplinary processes
  • Address the obligations of the licensee and employer in responding to such investigations
  • Identify where employer and employee interests align and diverge
  • Discuss opportunities for and limitations on cooperation during an investigation
  • Learn how employers and employees are affected by the most common varieties of discipline
  • Discuss the involvement of a licensee's co-workers in an investigation
  • Hear suggestions about streamlining communication between employers and investigating agencies
  • Learn how to ensure releases of medical records (by an employer that is also a custodian of medical records) comply with applicable state and federal laws

In addition, you will review the constitutional due process rights of licensees, including unique issues arising from summary suspension, and the benefits of collaboration with the licensee's criminal defense counsel.

Session 9

Estate Planning for Digital Assets
X.X CLE

Mark J. Andres, J Peterman Legal Group Ltd., Brookfield

Ever wonder what to do with digital assets in your client’s estate planning? This session will help you to understand how to identify digital assets and the common issues encountered with digital asset management and administration. You will learn the current legal framework you need to address digital assets, as well as strategies for planning, drafting, and estate administration.

What you will learn:

  • How to inventory digital assets
  • How to assign value to digital assets
  • How to provide access to digital assets
  • How to provide instruction and authority to heirs

Skill level: For attorneys with little to no experience in planning for digital assets

A Look at Emerging LGBT Issues & Trends in Employment Law

Danielle Bailey, Cross Law Firm SC, Milwaukee

Jennifer S. Mirus, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison

Some of the most significant and quickly evolving issues in employment law are those of LGBT employees. Following the rapid legalization of same-sex marriage in several states, and with the Supreme Court primed to rule on the issue nationally this summer, LGBT employee issues will remain at the forefront of employment litigation. In addition, we are seeing major developments in protections for transgender and gender non-conforming employees under state and federal law. This presentation will address the development of law on LGBT issues, including:

  • Anti-discrimination protections
  • Benefits
  • The interaction of state and federal laws, including the FMLA

In examining the emerging trends, the speakers will provide information to help practitioners spot key issues and to effectively advise and represent their clients on these important and developing issues.

Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs

Julie A. Lewis, Nowlan & Mouat LLP, Janesville

Now that the Affordable Care Act has delineated a national basic health plan, employers and individuals are seeing the “ripple effect” within their employee benefit plans. This program will evaluate the first operative year of the ACA's employer mandate including:

  • Optimized payment arrangements
  • IRS Forms 1094 and 1095
  • Customized coverage
  • Quality paths
  • Employee remedies update

Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs

Julie A. Lewis, Nowlan & Mouat LLP, Janesville

Now that the Affordable Care Act has delineated a national basic health plan, employers and individuals are seeing the “ripple effect” within their employee benefit plans. This program will evaluate the first operative year of the ACA's employer mandate including:

  • Optimized payment arrangements
  • IRS Forms 1094 and 1095
  • Customized coverage
  • Quality paths
  • Employee remedies update

Session 10

Gizmos, Gadgets, & Widgets
1.0 CLE

Dr. Gregory J. Van Rybroek, Ph. D., J.D., Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison

 
Are You Happy? Would You Know It?

Everyone wants to be happy, but what does happiness mean, exactly? With stressful jobs, health issues, family obligations, and other concerns, how can lawyers achieve balance in their professional and personal lives?

Happiness is elusive and difficult to explain. Many of us don’t even know how to define what “happiness” means, yet we all want it in our lives. This conundrum is worth serious examination and self-reflection. The question is, “what is in our way if we cannot capture our own happiness?”

Sponsored by Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Session 11

Don't Step In It! Premises Liability Law In Wisconsin: What to look out for including the Statute of Repose, Safe Place Law, and Recreational Immunity
1.0 CLE

Jonathan P. Groth, Groth Law Firm S.C., Brookfield

What’s "new" with premises liability law in Wisconsin? Be ready to discuss your cases and hear about fact specific examples of wins and losses involving premise liability law.

What you will learn:

  • At intake, what questions should you ask to know whether there is or is not a case?
  • Within a few weeks after intake you should be able to tell the client whether you can or cannot prevail
  • Should you get an expert to get past the Statute of Repose?
  • Let's discuss how "safe" is "safe" using the "Safe Place Statute"

Skill level: For attorneys with some experience in premises liability

A Look at Emerging LGBT Issues & Trends in Employment Law

Danielle Bailey, Cross Law Firm SC, Milwaukee

Jennifer S. Mirus, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison

Some of the most significant and quickly evolving issues in employment law are those of LGBT employees. Following the rapid legalization of same-sex marriage in several states, and with the Supreme Court primed to rule on the issue nationally this summer, LGBT employee issues will remain at the forefront of employment litigation. In addition, we are seeing major developments in protections for transgender and gender non-conforming employees under state and federal law. This presentation will address the development of law on LGBT issues, including:

  • Anti-discrimination protections
  • Benefits
  • The interaction of state and federal laws, including the FMLA

In examining the emerging trends, the speakers will provide information to help practitioners spot key issues and to effectively advise and represent their clients on these important and developing issues.

Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs

Julie A. Lewis, Nowlan & Mouat LLP, Janesville

Now that the Affordable Care Act has delineated a national basic health plan, employers and individuals are seeing the “ripple effect” within their employee benefit plans. This program will evaluate the first operative year of the ACA's employer mandate including:

  • Optimized payment arrangements
  • IRS Forms 1094 and 1095
  • Customized coverage
  • Quality paths
  • Employee remedies update

Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs

Julie A. Lewis, Nowlan & Mouat LLP, Janesville

Now that the Affordable Care Act has delineated a national basic health plan, employers and individuals are seeing the “ripple effect” within their employee benefit plans. This program will evaluate the first operative year of the ACA's employer mandate including:

  • Optimized payment arrangements
  • IRS Forms 1094 and 1095
  • Customized coverage
  • Quality paths
  • Employee remedies update

Session 12

Traffic Law Basics: A Ticket Is Not Always Just a Ticket
1.0 CLE

Michael C. Witt, Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation LLC, Jefferson

Learn about traffic law basics including intake screening to identify goals and collateral consequences, forms and other resources, and practice tips.

Skill level: For all attorneys.

A Look at Emerging LGBT Issues & Trends in Employment Law

Danielle Bailey, Cross Law Firm SC, Milwaukee

Jennifer S. Mirus, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison

Some of the most significant and quickly evolving issues in employment law are those of LGBT employees. Following the rapid legalization of same-sex marriage in several states, and with the Supreme Court primed to rule on the issue nationally this summer, LGBT employee issues will remain at the forefront of employment litigation. In addition, we are seeing major developments in protections for transgender and gender non-conforming employees under state and federal law. This presentation will address the development of law on LGBT issues, including:

  • Anti-discrimination protections
  • Benefits
  • The interaction of state and federal laws, including the FMLA

In examining the emerging trends, the speakers will provide information to help practitioners spot key issues and to effectively advise and represent their clients on these important and developing issues.

Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs

Julie A. Lewis, Nowlan & Mouat LLP, Janesville

Now that the Affordable Care Act has delineated a national basic health plan, employers and individuals are seeing the “ripple effect” within their employee benefit plans. This program will evaluate the first operative year of the ACA's employer mandate including:

  • Optimized payment arrangements
  • IRS Forms 1094 and 1095
  • Customized coverage
  • Quality paths
  • Employee remedies update

Employee Benefits Update - The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefits Programs

Julie A. Lewis, Nowlan & Mouat LLP, Janesville

Now that the Affordable Care Act has delineated a national basic health plan, employers and individuals are seeing the “ripple effect” within their employee benefit plans. This program will evaluate the first operative year of the ACA's employer mandate including:

  • Optimized payment arrangements
  • IRS Forms 1094 and 1095
  • Customized coverage
  • Quality paths
  • Employee remedies update

When Disaster Strikes! How to Ensure Compliance in Crisis Management from a Health and Employment Law Perspective

Daniel J. Finerty, Lindner & Marsack S.C., Milwaukee

Tom O'Day, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Madison

David Laatsch, Senior Director of Strategic Planning, Aurora Healthcare, Milwaukee

Crisis-level events such as Hurricane Katrina and the EBOLA and SARS pandemics have shown that effective management during and through a crisis is critical to an employer's survival. Taking the discussion a few steps beyond “survival,” hospitals, like other employers, are not exempted from compliance with HIPAA, OSHA, the ADA or other legal mandates during crisis management. Our speakers will provide perspective on how practitioners can take steps to better prepare for and manage legal compliance during events that may take your hospital by storm!

Last Modified: Monday June 29 2015

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