So, you want to get involved
Member volunteers are the driving force behind our programs and initiatives. When you get involved, you help shape the future of your Bar and your profession!
As a State Bar volunteer, you serve a vital role in providing member and
public services while gaining the personal and professional satisfaction of
making a difference in the profession and the legal system. At the same time,
you can gain one of the most valuable skills needed today ... leadership. Please
consider contributing your time and expertise.
Lead the way—volunteer today!
Have questions about the leadership opportunities?
Wondering how much time is involved in serving on a committee, or what the term limits are for a specific section board? You can use the searchable database below to find answers to your questions. Wish to speak to someone in person before volunteering? No problem! Contact Customer Service (800-728-7788) and ask to speak to the entity’s liaison.
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The State Bar of Wisconsin is looking for volunteers who wish to develop
their expertise and leadership skills by serving on governance boards,
committees, sections, and divisions. These positions are filled each spring
either by appointment or election, taking effect on July 1.
Committees. You can help shape your profession's future and network with your colleagues by serving on one of the State Bar's standing or special committees. Each year, the incoming State Bar president fills the open spots on standing committees and appoints members of the special committees. If you are interested in volunteering for a committee, please fill out and submit the online Committee Volunteer Interest Form by April 15. If you prefer, you can send a letter of interest or email to org jmarks wisbar Jan Marks. Additional information about State Bar Committees can be found here.
Divisions. The Government Lawyers, Nonresident Lawyers, Senior Lawyers, and Young Lawyers divisions hold annual elections in April. To express an interest in serving on any of the State Bar’s 4 division boards, contact the appropriate division chair.
Sections. To express an interest in serving on a section board for any of
the State Bar’s 26 sections, contact the appropriate section chair.
Board of Governors. To be run for a seat on the Board of Governors, the
State Bar’s policymaking body, submit a petition signed by 10 active members in
your district by March 1.
Officers. The State Bar annually elects a president-elect, treasurer or
secretary, and Judicial Council representative. A Nominating Committee, which
chooses two or more candidates to run for these offices, announces its slate by
Dec. 15. To self-nominate, petitions must be signed by 100 active Bar members
by Feb. 1.