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. Publication Requirements for Cities/Publication Requirements for Villages

    November 2022, by Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, Maria Davis, Assistant Legal Counsel and Steven Hawkins, League Law Clerk Access the infographics...
  2. Exercise Caution When Creating Easements on Plats

    Platting 175, October 2022, Derek Punches, Attorney, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP Read the article...
  3. Wisconsin Referendums at a Glance

    Elections 609, September, 2022, Steven Hawkins, Law Clerk, Maria Davis, Assistant Legal Counsel, Curt Witynski, Deputy Executive Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  4. Sign Regulations Post Austin v. Reagan National

    Licensing and Regulation 404, August 2022, Liz Majerus, Assistant City Attorney, Sheboygan Read the article...
  5. Understanding and Complying With Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law

    Governing Bodies 315 R11, Part 2, July 2022, Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  6. Understanding and Complying With Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law

    Governing Bodies 135R11 (Part 1), June 2022, Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  7. Got a Few Minutes for Minute Minutiae?

    Governing Bodies # 373 R2, May 2022, Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  8. Limitations on Federal Grant Conditions

    Miscellaneous 23, April 2022, Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  9. Is Your Website Accessible to People With Disabilities?

    Public Buildings and Property # 229R1, March 2022, Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  10. Suspicionless Drug Testing Subject to Constitutional Constraints

    Employees 302-R1, February 2022, Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  11. Law Enforcement Agencies’ New Recordkeeping and Sharing Obligations

    Police 315, January 2022, by Attorneys Ryan P. Heiden and Audrey R. Merkel, von Briesen & Roper, s.c. Read the article...
  12. Municipal Publication Requirements

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

    Salaries 426 R-2, November 2021, by Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
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