Legal Articles

The information you obtain on the League’s website is general in nature and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as and should not be construed as legal advice. Moreover, it is not a substitute for legal advice. While the League’s attorneys are a general resource for our member municipalities, we do not represent any municipalities. Please consult your municipal attorney for matters specifically pertaining to your municipality.

The Legal Articles are published in the League's The Municipality magazine as indicated. 

  1. Municipal Publication Requirements

    Publications 125R2, December 2021, Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  2. Governing Body Member Salaries

    Salaries 426 R-2, November 2021, by Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  3. First Amendment Protects Objectionable Content

    Powers of Municipalities 942, September 2021, by Sherri Russell, City Attorney, Lake Jackson, Texas, reprinted with permission from IMLA’s Municipal Lawyer Read the article...
  4. Enforcement of Wisconsin’s Sunshine Laws

    Governing Bodies 411, Public Records 152, August 2021, by Assistant Attorney General Paul Ferguson, DOJ Office of Open Government Read the article...
  5. Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Part 3: The Incompatibility Doctrine and Miscellaneous Conduct...

    Compatibility of Office 609, Pecuniary Interest 396, August 2021 by Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  6. Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Part 2: Private Interest in Public Contracts*

    Pecuniary Interest 395, July 2021 by Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  7. Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Part 1: The State Ethics Code*

    Pecuniary Interest 394, June 2021 by Maria Davis, Assistant Legal Counsel and Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  8. The Role of the Municipal Clerk

    Officers 772 R, May 2021 by Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  9. Land Use Decisions and the Rule Of Law

    Powers of Municipalities 941, April 2021 by Matthew Dregne, Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP Read the article...
  10. Zoning or Subdivision Regulation? It Can Matter!

    Platting 174 Zoning 526, April 2021 by Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  11. Ten Tips for Using Your Municipal Attorney More Effectively

    Officers 763R1, March 2021 by Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  12. Discretionary Immunity in Slip and Fall Case

    Liability 439, February 2021 by Attorneys Ted Waskowski and Kyle W. Engelke, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP Read the article...
  13. Qualified Immunity Acknowledges Legal Realities

    Liability 438, January 2021 by Kail Decker, City Attorney and Patrick Mitchell, Chief of Police, City of West Allis Read the article...
  14. Enforcing Seasonal Weight Limitation Ordinances

    Traffic Regulation 432, December 2020 by Attorneys E. Joseph Kershek and Kimberly Kershek Read the article...
  15. “This Is Not My Beautiful House…” (Strategies for Dealing with Dilapidated Properties)

    Nuisances 161, December 2020 by Attorney Nathan Bayer, Crivello Carlson s.c. Read the article...
  16. Garbage Collection and Recycling FAQs

    Sanitation 30, December 2020 by Curt Witynski, Deputy Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
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