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Ultimate Pass

The Ultimate Details

What is the Ultimate Pass?

The PINNACLE Seminars Ultimate Pass is a one-year subscription that allows each subscriber unlimited access to attend any live, video, webcast, webcast replay, telephone, or CLE OnDemand seminar produced by the PINNACLE Seminars Division*. These seminars include annual updates, national speakers, and the Build Your Practice series. 

*The PINNACLE Seminars Ultimate Pass does not include: the Gulf Coast CLE Conference, Practice 411TM seminars, or CLE programs produced by sections, divisions, or committees of the State Bar of Wisconsin unless explicitly stated otherwise in the promotional materials for those programs. These entities may choose to require Ultimate Pass holders to pay an additional fee to register for their programs. Multi-day conferences, institutes, or workshops may require additional tuition charges. These additional tuition charges also apply to Law Student Associates if they choose to attend these programs. WebCredenza telephone seminars are available to Ultimate Pass subscribers and Law Student Associates at 50% off the regular price.

How long does an Ultimate Pass subscription run?

Your subscription to the Ultimate Pass runs for 365 days from the date of purchase, and you can start anytime.

How does it work?

Your subscription is invisible. You won’t see it. You won’t need a card or a special number to register. Once you’ve signed up to become an Ultimate Pass subscriber, when you decide to attend a seminar, you simply log in to WisBar.org and the tuition will automatically show up as $0 upon registration. Or if you are calling or faxing to register, we will check your records and confirm you are an Ultimate Pass subscriber.

How is the Ultimate Pass different than those offered by other providers?

Many passes are restricted to certain formats of seminars, or restrict the number of seminars you may attend. The PINNACLE Ultimate Pass has none of these restrictions. The Ultimate Pass allows UNLIMITED ACCESS to ANY one-day or shorter live, video, webcast, telephone, or webcast replay of a PINNACLE Seminars program*, including more than 135 titles available from PINNACLE's CLE OnDemand library.

*The PINNACLE Seminars Ultimate Pass does not include: the Gulf Coast CLE Conference, Practice 411TM seminars, or CLE programs produced by sections, divisions, or committees of the State Bar of Wisconsin unless explicitly stated otherwise in the promotional materials for those programs. These entities may choose to require Ultimate Pass holders to pay an additional fee to register for their programs. Multi-day conferences, institutes, or workshops may require additional tuition charges. WebCredenza telephone seminars are available to Ultimate Pass subscribers at 50% off the regular price.

You mean I'll have instant access to CLE OnDemand?

Yes, when you purchase an Ultimate Pass, you'll automatically have access to ALL CLE OnDemand titles available or released during your 365-day period. These will be listed on your myStateBar page and be available for the full duration of your membership—with no additional actions needed by you. When you want to watch a CLE OnDemand seminar, or a portion of one, you simply select that seminar from the list of available titles in your myStateBar member profile.

Note: CLE OnDemand products will become available 10 minutes after buying Ultimate Pass online.

How do I buy an Ultimate Pass?

You may purchase an Ultimate Pass by phone, FAX, mail, or Internet. *

  • To purchase an Ultimate Pass by phone, please call (800) 728-7788.
  • To purchase by FAX, please download a product order form, fill it in and fax it to (608) 257-5502.
  • To order by mail, download the product order form, fill it out and mail it with your payment to State Bar CLE Registrations, P.O. Box 7158, Madison WI 53707-7158.
  • To order online, click here. Please note: You need to be logged in to your State Bar account. (If this is your first time logging in, visit here for help.) CLE OnDemand products will become available 10 minutes after buying Ultimate Pass.

*Law Student Associates do not need to purchase an Ultimate Pass, they receive the Ultimate Pass benefits for free.  

Can I take a portion of a program?

Yes, you can fit CLE into your busy schedule! With an Ultimate Pass, if you’re interested in just a specific portion of a program, you register for the program and attend or watch only the part that interests you. No commitment for full price, no commitment of a full day out of the office. You pick only what you want.

Can I access the printed materials for seminars?

Yes, with your Ultimate Pass subscription, you will have access to all course materials that accompany PINNACLE Seminars programs as soon as they are available as CLE OnDemand programs. Hard copy course materials may be available at a reduced rate.

Can I attend PINNACLE Institutes with my Ultimate Pass?

Yes, your Ultimate Pass gets you into PINNACLE Institutes for free. That’s right! Not only does your Ultimate Pass allow you to attend any of the award-winning PINNACLE Seminars programs during the year, you can also attend our institutes for no tuition charges. Ticketed events may have separate charges.

Can I attend the Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference with my Ultimate Pass?

Ultimate Pass subscribers can attend the Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference for a discounted price.*

*This discount also applies to Law Student Associates if they choose to attend this event.

What about WebCredenza telephone seminars?

Ultimate Pass subscribers also have access to WebCredenza’s list of national telephone seminars for 50% off the regular price*; putting federal and multi-state education at your fingertips for a fraction of what you would normally pay!

*This charge also applies to Law Student Associates if they choose to access these events.

Is the Ultimate Pass transferable?

No, the subscription for an Ultimate Pass is for individuals only. It is non-transferable. CLE Passbooks are available if you are interested in a transferable option.

May I simply walk in to a live seminar if I didn't register?

We would prefer that you register in advance. However, space allowing, we will welcome Ultimate Pass subscribers to come to whatever portion of a live seminar they choose, registered or not. Staff will simply ask for photo i.d. and then verify Ultimate Pass status as soon as possible. We encourage Ultimate Pass subscribers to pre-register to ensure enough space and course materials are available for all attendees. For a complete listing of upcoming seminars, click here.

Will annual renewals be automatic?

Initially, renewals will not be automatic.* As a State Bar member, you will be invoiced for the initial renewal of your Ultimate Pass subscription for a reduced price of $549** approximately 60 days prior to your Ultimate Pass expiration. If not paid by that invoice, you will receive two additional statements for renewal at the discounted price prior to the expiration of your Ultimate Pass. If not renewed with any of these notices, on the 366th day after your initial Ultimate Pass purchase, you will lose access to all benefits you received as an Ultimate Pass subscriber. Prior subscribers will no longer be eligible for the discounted renewal price and will need to purchase a new Ultimate Pass at the full, regular price.

*The State Bar of Wisconsin reserves the right to allow purchasers to select automatic renewal in the future.
**The State Bar of Wisconsin reserves the right to adjust the price of renewals with 60-day notice.

Are there discounts for volume purchasers or multi-user purchasers?

Because of the heavily discounted price for the Ultimate Pass, there will be no volume or multi-user discounts available. CLE Passbooks are available if you are interested in volume or multi-user purchases.

Can I cancel my Ultimate Pass?

No, once purchased, an Ultimate Pass subscription is non-returnable and non-refundable. There will be no full or partial refunds.

Why should I get all my CLE from the State Bar of Wisconsin?

PINNACLE Seminars is your ultimate source as the largest provider of continuing legal education in the state. With an emphasis on providing current, relevant, and practical legal information in a convenient and timely manner, PINNACLE Seminars is dedicated to meeting the needs of Wisconsin practitioners for continuing education in the information age.

We offer:

  • A statewide network of video replay sites
  • On-demand availability of nearly all titles within 30 days of a live program
  • Integrated tracking capabilities with registration
  • Webcasting of nearly every seminar
  • Telephone seminars for important ethics credits
  • Extensive library of written materials*
  • Continuously expanding library of on-demand titles for your research purposes

*Downloadable via CLE OnDemand.