Register of Deeds Fees May Increase
Governor Walker has proposed increasing the fee for recording or filing most legal instruments with a county Register of Deeds from $25 to $30 in the 2013-15 biennial budget.
Attorneys Ask Congress to Raise the Bar for Legal Funding
Members of the American Bar Association flocked to Capitol Hill last week for ABA Day, an annual event that gives participants an opportunity to lobby their members of Congress for improved civil legal services and adequate funding of the judiciary.
State Bar Supports Funding to Protect Victims
The State Bar of Wisconsin, along with the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission, is asking the Joint Committee on Finance to reinstate funding for civil legal services in the biennial budget.
Supreme Court Candidates to Debate on March 22
Seats are still available for the only planned debate between the candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court. The incumbent, Justice Patience Roggensack, and her challenger, attorney Ed Fallone, will debate before a live audience at the State Bar Center.
DNR to Survey the General Public on Key Issues
March 6, 2013 – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced that it will be taking steps to amend its program guidance process in an effort to provide the public with more opportunities to weigh in on important agency decisions.