John Scott Swimmer’s Guides

John Scott Swimmer

Shorewood Native American Law Attorney.

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  1. How do I choose an attorney to represent me in tribal court

    Written by attorney John Swimmer, over 1 year ago.

    Indian law has come to affect a larger segment of the population both on and off the reservation. This guide will provide tips to help you find an effective attorney to represent you in tribal court.

  2. How to Substitute a Judge in a Wisconsin Criminal Case

    Written by attorney John Swimmer, over 1 year ago.

    Often a defendant for a variety of reason will want to substitute a judge in a criminal case. This is a how to guide with a sample form showing how to substitute a judge in a criminal case.

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  3. Guide to Tribal Courts

    Written by attorney John Swimmer, over 2 years ago.

    This is a guide to provide a better understanding of how to represent yourself in tribal courts throughout the United States. Tribal courts throughout Indian County vary considerably and this guide seeks to provide a few helpful tips to getting justice in tribal court systems.

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  4. How to reopen a default judgment

    Written by attorney John Swimmer, over 2 years ago.

    This guide discusses the basic steps to reopen a case.

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  5. Nine Steps to Follow If You Are Stopped For Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

    Written by attorney John Swimmer, about 3 years ago.

    If you have been stopped by an officer and you have been drinking and driving, you will immediately be suspected of drunk driving. Here are the steps you should follow. First, remain calm. Be polite and courteous at all times. Second, you should have all of your driving, registr...

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  6. Guidelines for using Independent contractors

    Written by attorney John Swimmer, over 3 years ago.

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  7. Wisconsin Judicial Substitution

    Written by attorney John Swimmer, over 3 years ago.

    In Wisconsin in almost every type of case, a party may, if done in a timely manner, file a motion to substitute for a new judge. The right to substitute exists in every type of case and there are statutes which provide for the specific procedure. If the party follows the proper p...

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  8. Tribal Court Property Division Rules Have Changed

    Written by attorney John Swimmer, over 3 years ago.

    Tribal courts are court of general jurisdiction much like State courts, which simply means they probably have the authority to grant a divorce and divide property. The similarities to State courts stop when your talking about splitting a retirement account, 401K, or pension. Bef...

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  9. DIVORCE AND TRIBAL COURTS: How to Split a 401K in a tribal court divorce proceeding

    Written by attorney John Swimmer, over 3 years ago.

    Tribal courts are court of general jurisdiction much like State courts, which simply means they probably have the authority to grant a divorce and divide property. The similarities to State courts stop when your talking about splitting a retirement account, 401K, or pension. Befo...

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  10. Additional Insured Provisions in Contracts

    Written by attorney John Swimmer, over 3 years ago.

    Additional Insured Provisions inContracts May 27, 2011 Beware of Additional Insured Provisions in Contracts. Many contractors and small business owners are forced to sign these agreement for the right to do business or otherwise they are denied the right to provide that servi...

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