When access to justice is denied, it affects us personally, says Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Richard Sankovitz. He explains why access to justice matters for everyone and how lawyers can get involved in their own communities.
From using technologies in a new way to embracing the changing model of how to practice law, young lawyers are in the best position to drive where the future of the legal system is headed, says Chad Burton, a keynote speaker at the recent 2017 Young Lawyers Conference and Young Lawyers Leadership Summit.
Earn up to 13 CLE and 4 EPR credits from the pre-conference ethics session, the opening plenary session, and dozens of CLE sessions covering top trends, hot topics, and enduring advice for Wisconsin lawyers.
Look in the mail this week for the State Bar of Wisconsin election ballots. Voting in the State Bar elections gives you a chance to have a say in setting the direction and policies of the State Bar. Here’s what you need to know to cast your vote.
Congratulations to the 405 lawyers who are recognized as part of the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society for lawyers providing pro bono legal services in excess of 50 hours in 2016.
Don’t keep your loved ones in the dark about your end-of-life wishes. Download the State Bar’s planning guide, free to download April 16-22.
Guardianship and Protective Placement for the Elderly in Wisconsin contains the statutes, case law, and expert guidance you need to ensure the safety and well-being of older individuals no longer able to live on their own.
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.
Official notices of Wisconsin Supreme Court orders adopting, amending, or repealing rules, statutes, or policies related to Supreme Court rules and State Bar of Wisconsin rules and bylaws.
Madison attorneys Jon Axelrod and Christopher Rogers will square off in an election for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s president-elect post. Learn more about the candidates.
Blogging helps lawyers showcase expertise while marketing to current and potential clients. Check out who is on InsideTrack’s third annual “Wisconsin Law Blogs” list.
Are you apathetic about social media as a way to generate business and gain exposure? You aren’t alone. But Spencer X. Smith, a digital marketing expert, says lawyers who aren’t using social media should consider testing the waters.
With the April elections approaching quickly, now is the time to get to know those candidates who are asking for your vote to lead the State Bar as governors.
The Family Law Section is offering 12 scholarships to its Annual Family Law Workshop in Door County, on Aug. 3-5, 2017, at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay.
Seek counsel to expertly navigate an appeal – from filing a notice of appeal to petitioning for supreme court review – from the latest edition of Appellate Practice and Procedure in Wisconsin.
They are judges, lawyers, law firms, and law students – all recognized for doing something, or many things, out of the ordinary. Join the State Bar in honoring them at the annual Member Recognition Celebration on June 15.
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.
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.