Author Archive for Michael Hupy

Social Responsibility and Giving Back

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Category: Legal Ethics, Legal Practice, Public | No Comments »

Years ago, I attended a seminar where the late Attorney Harry M. Philo was one of the speakers. I don’t remember where the seminar was or who the other speakers ... Read more »

The Need for Transparency

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Category: Legal Ethics, Public | 2 Comments »

When there is a culture of secrecy within a closed group, information generated in and by those individuals can be kept within the confines of the group. This behavior may ... Read more »

Restoring Public Confidence in the Judicial System

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Category: Judges & Judicial Process, Legal Ethics, Public, Wisconsin Law & Legal System, Wisconsin Supreme Court | 4 Comments »

“[A] lawyer should further the public’s understanding of and confidence in the rule of law and the justice system because legal institutions in a constitutional democracy depend on popular participation ... Read more »

Why Were the Lawyers Wearing Blinders?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
Category: Criminal Law & Process, Legal Ethics, Public | 1 Comment »

In the September 2009 issue of the ABA Journal, the author of the article “Town Without Pity,” Wendy Davis, asked, “Where Were the Lawyers?”  Judge Mark Ciavarella had been giving ... Read more »