State Bar Prepares for Busy Legislative Budget Session
Gov. Scott Walker introduced the 2015-17 Biennial Budget in the Assembly Chambers on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The 1,839 page bill draft contains $68 billion in spending over the next two years, and includes a number of issues that will be hotly debated by the Legislature.
Attorney Guide to Decoding the 2015-16 Legislative Session
The ability to follow along and watch the Legislature in action has never been easier. State Bar members and citizens can access information in real time and track any legislative action. This article is meant to be a guide, with links for members to follow state government.
Republicans Ride Election Wave to Sizeable Majorities in Assembly and Senate
Republicans in Wisconsin saw major gains with sweeping wins in races for Governor and Attorney General, and retained sizeable majorities in the State Senate and Assembly. Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General-Elect Brad Schimel rode the wave to comfortable statewide victories in their respective races.
State Bar Honors Two Legislators with Scales of Justice Award
The State Bar of Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Rep. Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) and Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) are the 2013-2014 recipients of the Scales of Justice award for their outstanding efforts toward increasing citizens' access to justice and improving the administration of Wisconsin's judicial system.
First Stop for Our Courts Training: Northeast Wisconsin
As the State Bar of Wisconsin gears up for the impending school year, the organization plans to host several training programs around the state to instruct attorneys and judges on how to be presenters for Our Courts Wisconsin, one of its top public education programs.