May 20, 2015 – For anyone who needs a refresher on how a case gets to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the author provides a primer on petitions for review and bypass, certification, and original jurisdiction in this state’s highest court.
A day after Wisconsin voters adopted a constitutional amendment to change how the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is selected, current Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and voters filed a lawsuit that would delay the constitutional amendment from taking effect until her term expires or the seat becomes vacant.
Visit the Official Notices page for a quick reference in locating recent official notices of Wisconsin Supreme Court orders setting public hearings and adopting, amending, or repealing rules, statutes, or policies related to Supreme Court Rules and State Bar of Wisconsin rules and bylaws.
he Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is making its way around the state in an effort to gather public opinion on Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-17 biennial budget. These hearings, as well as a state public comment line, give attorneys and the rest of the public an opportunity to weigh in on important budget issues.
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.
Jan. 7, 2015 – The State Bar annually recognizes attorneys, judges, law firms, organizations, and law students who have made outstanding pro bono, public service, or public education contributions. If you know of an individual or organization that should be recognized, contact the State Bar by Jan. 31.
Nov. 19, 2014 – Winning on appeal takes more than hard work and good intentions. It requires knowing the big picture, and the tricky little details. You need to know what the appellate court will consider, and how to get the relevant record before them, the standard of review, and the color of your brief’s cover page. All this information, the subtle and the sublime, can be found in PINNACLE’s Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, newly supplemented for 2014.