Matthew learned today that he received a 2013 Rising Star award from Super Lawyers. The Rising Star honor is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Wisconsin. It is given to the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, and who are recognized as having distinguished themselves in their legal practice.
The firm continues its move to a paperless office. Thanks to the hard work of Caleb F. and Beth S., the firm was able to close its storage unit on May 31st. It is anticipated that all files will be digitized within 30 days. The move to a paperless office has increased efficiency, reduced costs, and improved the overall quality of the firm's advocacy.
On Monday, after 4.5 years, the firm finally moved out of its post office box. With us since the beginning, it was bittersweet to bid farewell to PO Box 11513. But, with all progress comes change; all of the firm's mail will now be delivered to 1200 East Capitol, Ste. 220.
The Law Office started a blog recently. The focus will be on the law in every day life.
OJ Simpson is appealing his Florida robbery conviction, arguing ineffective assistance of counsel. The right to the effective assistance of counsel is guaranteed by the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. It necessitates a showing that (1) the lawyer made a mistake and (2) that mistake calls into question the reliability of the proceeding.
Matthew Pinix will be giving a presentation at Prison Action Milwaukee (PAM) on May 15, 2013. PAM is an advocacy group that fights for the rights of incarcerated individuals in Wisconsin. Atty. Pinix will speak about his practice and what drew him to participate in PAM's mission.