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.
Dec. 4, 2013 – Law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies can provide summer employment and valuable legal experience to first-year law students of diverse backgrounds by participating in the 2014 State Bar Diversity Clerkship Program. Employers can enroll through Jan. 22.
Dec.4, 2013 – Please consider an end-of-the-year gift to the Wisconsin Law Foundation (WLF). Your support will help the WLF to continue to fund innovative and creative programs that improve the vision of the American Justice System and will ensure important public service and education projects like Mock Trial and our new Our Courts Wisconsin program continue to grow – even in tough economic times.
Dec. 4, 2013 – 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. West's editorial staff selects a few key Wisconsin cases from Westlaw's® West's Jury Verdicts – Wisconsin Reports to highlight in each issue of WisBar InsideTrack.
Critical thinking. Problem solving. Public speaking. Teamwork. Since 1983, mock trial has helped more than 30,000 Wisconsin students instill leadership skills and lifelong memories. Here are some of their stories.
In this video, appellate lawyer Beth Ermatinger Hanan explains why she believes two cases in particular deserve inclusion in her December 2013 article “Top 9 Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions.” One case deals with surrogacy agreements and the nexus between family law issues and contract principles, the other deals with the standard by which a mental health patient may refuse involuntary medication.
As lawyers, you are a busy group. Today, you get a welcome break. It’s a chance to reflect and give thanks, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. We take this time to say thanks to you, members of the State Bar of Wisconsin, for all the hard work you do.
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.