At noon on Jan. 9, 1878, leading lawyers from across the state assembled in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Chambers in the old Capitol in Madison to found a statewide organization of lawyers — the Wisconsin Bar Association. In celebration of its 125th anniversary, the Wisconsin Lawyer, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s magazine, published a series of articles on the history of the organized bar in Wisconsin.
"From the Archives," provides historical snippets of Wisconsin’s legal profession published as part of a celebration of the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine’s 75th anniversary.
Attorney Philip S. Habermann, Madison, was the first full-time executive of the organized bar in Wisconsin, serving from 1948 through 1974. Attorney Habermann wrote his recollections in A History of the Organized Bar in Wisconsin.
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