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. Got a Few Minutes for Minute Minutiae?

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

    Miscellaneous 23, April 2022, Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  3. 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...
  4. Suspicionless Drug Testing Subject to Constitutional Constraints

    Employees 302-R1, February 2022, Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  5. 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...
  6. Municipal Publication Requirements

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

    Salaries 426 R-2, November 2021, by Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Read the article...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. The Role of the Municipal Clerk

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

    Powers of Municipalities 941, April 2021 by Matthew Dregne, Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP Read the article...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
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