Today is Healthcare Decisions Day in Wisconsin
Governor Walker has officially proclaimed April 16 as Healthcare Decisions Day in Wisconsin. Healthcare Decisions Day reminds folks to complete an advance directive documenting their preferences about issues surrounding end-of-life decisions.
Time is Running Out, 200 Volunteers Still Needed for National Mock Trial
The State Bar of Wisconsin National Mock Trial planning team is calling on attorneys, judges and experienced teachers and coaches from around the state to step up to the bench and volunteer to serve on a judging panel during the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Championship on May 9 and 10 in Madison.
Criminal Procedure Code Rewrite: Seeking Input for 2015 Bill
Assembly Bill 383 represents the 20-year-plus project of the Wisconsin Judicial Council to rewrite the state's criminal procedure code. Drafters are reaching out to key stakeholders in the criminal justice system to develop a revised version of the bill.
The Verdict is In: Rhinelander Mock Trial Team Advances to Nationals
Rhinelander High School captured its 17th high school mock trial state title yesterday after defeating Shorewood High School in a very close final round judged by six members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The team will now advance to the National High School Mock Trial Tournament, May 8-10 in Madison.
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.