This section publishes a newsletter that provides summaries of noteworthy cases to practitioners. Members also sponsor continuing legal education seminars to ensure that practitioners have the latest knowledge about administrative agencies, commissions and municipal bodies.
Members are attorneys and judges who promote and develop alternative methods of dispute resolution. Their mission is to encourage lawyers, courts and the public to embrace alternative dispute resolution, which is commonly referred to as ADR. Additionally, members train mediators and arbitrators, and teach lawyers how to serve as advocates in ADR proceedings. The section works to develop standards for the growing profession, and coordinates activities with other ADR organizations. Members also assist practitioners in their pursuit of careers in ADR-related professions.
This section encourages communication and exchange of ideas between attorneys practicing in state and federal appellate courts. Members publish a newsletter to address the latest happenings in the field. Members also sponsor the Appellate Practice Workshop, where participants can hone their skills by arguing an appellate case before appellate judges and experienced practitioners.
This section focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors' rights. Specifically, members work on developing the law, increasing communication between practitioners, and improving the standards of the profession.
This section brings together members who work in the fields of corporation, banking, partnership, securities, antitrust, trade regulation, commercial law, employer-employee relations, insurance, intellectual property and other areas of business law. Members are focused on developing and improving the law in their areas of expertise.
Section members include judges, court commissioners, prosecutors, guardians ad litem, agency attorneys and private practice attorneys who represent various parties including children, parents, and grandparents as well as agencies that serve children.
This section is made up of individuals who work in the legal fields of Civil Rights and Constitutional Rights. These fields address issues such as:
- Freedom of Speech
- Religious Liberty
- Personal Liberty
- Due Process
- Equal Protection
- Rights of Women
- Rights of Minorities
- Rights of Persons with Physical and Mental Disabilities
This section is made up of attorneys who specialize in construction law and government contracts.
This section represents more than 600 judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and academics with the purpose of improving the practice of criminal law in Wisconsin and promoting respect and fairness.
Practitioners in this section work to protect the rights of elderly clients and consumers. Their mission is to develop and improve laws that affect the elderly, and promote high standards of performance and expertise for those who practice in the area.
This section promotes communication and cooperation among private, public interest, in-house and government attorneys on issues that affect the environment and related law.
This section is made up of approximately 1,100 attorneys, guardians ad litem, family court commissioners, and judges from throughout Wisconsin who have a special interest in family law. Most members specialize in family law, and work with families involved in separations, divorce, and post-divorce issues. The section also welcomes experts from related fields, such as psychology, counseling, and social work.
This section addresses issues such as health care, bioethics, managed care and risk management.
This section provides support to attorneys in their relations with any individual, group or other entity that is involved with issues of concern to American Indians.
This section is made up of attorneys who specialize in intellectual property law. Members work to keep both intellectual property practitioners and attorneys in other areas up-to-date on the latest developments in the field.
This section’s mission is to:
- promote understanding of and expertise in public and private international law among Wisconsin lawyers and the public
- monitor and respond to relevant legislative and judicial developments
- provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among practitioners, academics and law students interested in international law and practice
This section includes new and experienced attorneys who practice labor and employment law. The section keeps members up-to-date on recent developments in the law. The section also allows members to exchange information and opinions on various labor topics and legal issues in the workplace.
The Litigation Section brings together members who have an interest in civil litigation, insurance law, and tort law.
This section provides a forum for public interest lawyers statewide to discuss and promote public interest issues and concerns. Members are involved in the following areas:
- Issues affecting low-income and underrepresented persons
- Government Benefits
- Consumer Protection
- Disability Rights
- Elder Law
- Access to Health Care
- Constitutional/Civil Rights
- Environmental Justice
- Fair Employment/Labor
- Women's Rights
- Reproductive Health Care
This section is made up of attorneys who work in the field of energy, water, and telecommunications law and regulation. The section presents statewide programs on energy and telecommunications law, monitors developments in the field, and sponsors continuing legal education programs for practitioners.
This section develops and recommends changes to laws pertaining to issues in real property, trusts and probate matters.
This section’s central purpose is to enhance the quality of practice for the solo and small firm lawyer, as well as the lawyer who has interests beyond the bounds of a single professional practice area.
This section brings together attorneys with interests in the growing field of professional and amateur sports, recreation and entertainment law.
This section provides information on federal and state tax issues that directly affect practitioners in Wisconsin.