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Chad William Koplien

Chad Koplien’s Legal Guides

34 total

  • Military Law: Political Neutrality When in Uniform

    Current Regulations require political neutrality of Servicemembers while in Uniform. This guide summarizes your duty as a Soldier under these rules.

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  • Military Law: Divorce Primer for Soldiers

    One of the dark truths of military service is the stress it places on the marriage. The military has taken great strides to alleviate these pressures. Nonetheless – the dissolution of a marriage is something that can happen to any of us, and if it does, we as Soldiers, need to be prepared.

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  • How to Become a Judge Advocate in the Army National Guard

    Are you prepared for the commitment? This first step requires a gut check. The thought of serving as a "JAG" in the Army National Guard may seem interesting at the onset, however, it will require you

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  • USERRA Compliance Tips for Employers

    Servicemembers are protected under both Wisconsin law and Federal law. The employment rights of Reserve Component Service members are protected under both state and federal law (i.e., the Uniformed S

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  • Tips on Lawyer Marketing

    Embrace marketing as an important part of your practice. Disabuse yourself of the thought that marketing is unimportant or a distraction from your practice. In today's environment, lawyers need to be

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  • How to Collect After Winning a Small Claims Case

    Docket your judgment The second you get your order of judgment -- be it in the mail or from the small claims judge or commissioner, you need to walk back down to the clerk of court's office and ask t

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  • How to subpoena a witness in small claims court

    Determine what witnesses you need Read my guide on how to prepare for trial if you do not have a lawyer -- then determine what facts you need to provide and what witnesses you will need to prove them

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  • Do it yourself discovery in Wisconsin small claims court

    Determine what documents you need If there are important documents which you believe exist, you can draft a written request for production of documents and send it to your opponent. These requests ne

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  • How to Take a Deposition

    Decide who you need to depose The first step is to determine whether a deposition is necessary and who you need to depose. For example, sometimes written interrogatories can be as effective and less

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  • Business Contracts: tips on provisions every contract should have

    Venue and Arbitration clause Litigation costs money. Lots of money. Attorneys are split on whether arbitration is less costly than civil litigation in today's environment, and in my view, it depends

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