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    Long-time Lawyer-to-Lawyer Directory participants have this to say …

    The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Directory is a way I can share my expertise with less experienced lawyers and also enable lawyers to bounce ideas off another lawyer who has knowledge about a topic but is not personally involved in a case.

    I am most often contacted by family matters, particularly when a lawyer has not handled a particular issue or procedural matter and is looking for some guidance in a specific case. 

    – Marsha Mansfield, Madison

    The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Directory is an excellent service for fellow professionals. It allows us to seek and share information with other lawyers not involved in specific cases and to provide assistance to other lawyers across the state.

    There have been a number of times when I have been able to provide assistance to others.  In instances where I do not know the answer, I have often been able to recommend someone else who may have the answer.  I do not hesitate to do that. I have found that other lawyers treat it as I do – providing assistance when they are able to; recommending another resource when they are not. 

    – Margadette Demet, Milwaukee

    Sept. 21, 2011 – Join a network of attorneys who share their knowledge in particular areas of law with other lawyers through free, brief telephone consultations. This 500-plus attorney network helps increase competence within the profession, reduce malpractice, and provide better delivery of legal services to the public. Sign up for the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Directory by Sept. 30.

    Lawyers who need a colleague’s advice can readily identify other lawyers who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise in specific areas of law. The directory also includes an alphabetical listing, and a topical listing that is broken into nearly 50 topics – from administrative/government law to worker’s compensation. The easy-to-use out-of-state listing facilitates finding Wisconsin-licensed lawyers who practice in other states.

    Being listed in the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Directory not only benefits other lawyers – and their clients – it can also lead to referrals. The directory is a great resource for newer attorneys and those venturing into unfamiliar areas of law.

    • Who can be listed? To be listed in this free directory, you must be an active member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, have experience in a particular field of law, and be willing to conduct brief 10-minute telephone consultations, free of charge, with other attorneys having less experience in that area of practice.

    • What if I am listed in the current edition? Those who are listed in the current directory will receive renewal forms in the mail the week of Aug. 22. To be listed in the 2012-13 directory, verify or update your information, and return the signed form to the State Bar by Sept. 30.

    • What if I want to be listed in the next directory? To join this network, download a fillable PDF registration form or a print-only version of the form. To submit electronically, save the PDF on your computer and email it as an attachment to org Lawyer2Lawyer wisbar wisbar Lawyer2Lawyer org. To submit via U.S. mail, send to Lawyer-to-Lawyer Directory, State Bar of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 7158, Madison, WI 53708-7158; or fax to (608) 257-5502. Return form to the State Bar by Sept. 30 to be included in the 2012-13 directory.

    The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Directory is revised every two years and is published in the annual Wisconsin Lawyer Directory™ and is accessible through WisBar. Every Wisconsin-licensed lawyer automatically is eligible to receive one free Wisconsin Lawyer Directory™ in January, which also is available through WisBar.