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    With fewer cases going to trial, it's harder than ever to get real trial experience. But by volunteering to accept pro bono appointments for prisoner cases, lawyers can get the experience they seek while doing good for society at large, says Judge William Griesbach.
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    With fewer cases going to trial, it's harder than ever to get real trial experience. But by volunteering to accept pro bono appointments for prisoner cases, lawyers can get the experience they seek while doing good for society at large, says Judge William Griesbach, U.S. District Court Eastern District. He shares what lawyers can expect from volunteering and how to get started.

    Griesbach presented at the State Bar of Wisconsin's 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference, http://amc.wisbar.org.

    CLE Credit for Pro Bono

    Did you know that you can earn CLE credit for pro bono work? Wisconsin lawyers can now claim one hour of CLE credit for every five hours of pro bono work in qualified pro bono programs, up to a maximum of six credits per reporting period. Learn more here: "CLE Credit for Pro Bono Begins Jan. 1: One Credit for Every Five Hours."

    Pro bono superstars: Stand up and be recognized!

    If you performed 50+ hours of qualifying pro bono work in 2016, you’re eligible to join the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society

    We are proud to recognize volunteer lawyers who help to provide equal access to justice under law!