ERIC Number: ED187611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Laws Are Yours.
Lawyers' Wives of Wisconsin, Racine.
The pamphlet briefly describes various facets of the law and legal system in Wisconsin, and defines many legal terms. The objective is to further public understanding of the law and of the legal profession, particularly in Wisconsin. No attempt is made to answer specific legal questions. Sections cover civil and criminal law; the federal court system including the Supreme Court, the Circuit Court of Appeals, and district courts; the state court system including the state Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, county judges, and municipal judges; the juvenile court; delinquency; how a decision is reached in court; the adult criminal court; eight possible consequences of a criminal record; civil law relating to buying a home or renting; wills, estates, and property; the purpose of laws relating to marriage, divorce, and adoption and where to find specifics in the Wisconsin Statutes; a definition and examples of torts; the lawyer's role in personal injury cases; and reasons for having a lawyer. The address of the Wisconsin Bar Foundation concludes the pamphlet. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lawyers' Wives of Wisconsin, Racine.