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How Can You Help?

The State Bar of Wisconsin sponsors a variety of public education programs that range from the High School Mock Trial Tournament to educational programs for adults. These programs offer lawyers and the public unique opportunities to bring law-related education to their local schools and communities.

To register for these programs or to volunteer, see the volunteer forms available on each program's page or email Marsha Varvil-Weld at org PubEdCoordinator wisbar wisbar PubEdCoordinator org; or call (608) 250-6191.

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Volunteer for Public Education Programs

You can download the volunteer interest form and return it by mail to:

Public Education Coordinator
State Bar of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 7158
Madison, WI 53707-7158

Or email it to: org PubEdCoordinator wisbar wisbar PubEdCoordinator org

Be a Mock Trial volunteer!

Each year dozens of judges and attorneys are needed to judge mock trials as part of the Wisconsin Mock Trial Program for high school students.

Mock Trial also utilizes a number of volunteers to pick up score sheets, assist with general organizing and directing, and tabulate scores on the days of the competitions.

Volunteers are needed on February 8 and March 9, 2014, at various locations (to be announced) around the state. The competitions begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at approximately 5:00 p.m. It is suggested that judges volunteer for either the morning or afternoon competitions.

Competition rules and case materials will be provided ahead of time.

Mock Trial judge training is available online and will also be provided the day of the competition.

Volunteer for 2014 National Mock Trial High School Championship

Volunteers are needed for the 2014 National Mock Trial High School Championship. The event will be held May 8-10, 2014, in Madison.



Public Education activities are funded in part by the State Bar of Wisconsin, through its charitable arm, the Wisconsin Law Foundation, with additional significant support through grants and contributions by private donors and foundations.

Each year additional funding is needed to maintain these quality programs. Donations to the National Mock Trial Championship can be made online by visiting this link: