After 16 years as executive director of the State Bar of Wisconsin, George Brown retires July 1. Join us as we celebrate his service and his career, at receptions held in his honor in April and May.
As a service to its members, the State Bar of Wisconsin has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on Wisconsin civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations.
New SCR 20:2.4(c), effective on July 1, 2017, allows lawyer-mediators to draft settlement documents in family cases. In the majority of cases, this rule will save time and money for parties, observes the author. However, in complex situations, this rule could create problems.
In the era of cloud-based computing, security must be a paramount concern for lawyers when it comes to client information. Who is responsible when an office staff person inadvertently shares a link to confidential files to the opposing party in discovery?
The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission, charged with making recommendations for vacancies in federal judgeships and U.S. attorney positions, is accepting applications for vacancies on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Congratulations to 198 members who entered the profession in 1967. The State Bar is hosting an event in May to honor their 50-year milestone as Wisconsin lawyers.
Same name, different path. In this article, author Wes Moore dishes on his New York Times bestselling book and the role that lawyers can play towards positive change.
Mass and disparate incarceration continues to plague our communities, especially Milwaukee. What can we do? The State Bar is taking steps to spark the conversation.
Wisconsin's legal community must come together if it hopes to tackle mass and disparate incarceration. Panelists from a recent State Bar symposium share ideas for shaping the conversation and collaborating to help solve this critical justice issue.
Good easements make good neighbors. Restrictive covenants keep them that way. Learn to create and enforce both with Wisconsin Law of Easements and Restrictive Covenants from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®.
Learn how to set up a successful solo law practice at the seventh annual Considerations for Starting a Law Practice, April 8 in Pewaukee.
Grants of up to $2,000 are available for programs to help public understanding of the legal system.
Attorney Nilesh Patel’s career path is a clear example of how involvement with the State Bar – on committees, divisions, and the Board of Governors – provides the expanded experience and opportunities that make a positive impact on your career.
Want the most efficient path to expanding your legal expertise? Online law library research guides help you locate legal information quickly. Here’s what you need to know.
A public hearing will be held on the petition of David V. Moss, Poulsbo, Wash., who formerly practiced law in Galesville, Wis., to reinstate his Wisconsin law license.
The Wisconsin Judicial Council petitioned the supreme court to repeal the so-called “Deadman’s statutes,” Wis. Stat. §§ 885.16 and 885.17, and to amend Wis. Stat. § 906.01 to remove references to the Deadman’s statutes.
On October 14, 2016, the Director of State Courts on behalf of the Planning and Policy Advisory Committee petitioned the supreme court to amend SCR 20:2.4 to create a new sub. (c) to allow lawyer-mediators to draft settlement documents in family cases.
Judge- and attorney-volunteers are needed to serve as presiding judges and scoring judges for the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Semifinal Tournament on March 11.
The proposed biennial state budget includes funds for assistant district attorney and public defender pay progression, judicial pay raises, and $1 million for civil legal needs, among other things. This article highlights some of the major budget proposals.