Second Chance Bill Gains Momentum, Links Former Governors
A State Bar of Wisconsin-backed bill that would return nonviolent 17-year-olds to juvenile court jurisdiction is making headway in the legislature and the political sphere with newly announced supporters and a unanimous vote of passage out of a senate committee.
Give Back, Volunteer to Judge at National Mock Trial Championship
Want to refine your courtroom skills and delivery? Looking at procedure and performance from a different perspective, like that of a judge, can be very helpful, and the State Bar of Wisconsin has a perfect opportunity to do just that. You can take the bench while volunteering as a judge at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Madison from May 8 to 10.
State Bar Prepares for 2014 Mock Trial Season, Encourages Teams to Sign Up
Winter in Wisconsin typically means one thing to its residents: snow – and lots of it. But to high school mock trial teams, it means that it’s time to begin developing arguments and pouring over a true-to-life court case in an effort to prepare for the regional high school mock trial competition, which is just a few, cold months away.
Fiedler Goes 'On the Record' About Juvenile Justice
In this video, State Bar of Wisconsin President Patrick J. Fiedler talks to WISC-TV’s “For the Record” host Neil Heinen about juvenile justice and a bill that would return nonviolent, first-time juvenile offenders to juvenile court jurisdiction.
Donate Today to Help State Bar Reach National Mock Trial Fundraising Goal
After a strong start, the State Bar of Wisconsin's fundraising thermometer for the 2014 National Mock Trial Championship rests at $83,000, which is less than 50 percent of the necessary $200,000. Despite the stagnant funds, Wisconsin's National Mock Trial Executive Committee remains hopeful that they will reach their goal.
2013 Golden Gavel Award Nomination Deadline EXTENDED
Did you broadcast or post a story that enhanced the public’s understanding of the justice system between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013? If you did, you’re invited to enter it in the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Golden Gavel Awards competition.
National Mock Trial Event Planning Underway As Championship Approaches
The State Bar of Wisconsin is hitting the ground running as it prepares to host the National High School Mock Trial Championship this spring. The Bar’s special event planning committee set the tone this month with a visit from the National Board, which toured prospective event sites and provided planners with a good idea of just how much work needs to be done.