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    Committee service provides the opportunity to influence important issues facing the profession and the legal system, and it’s a great way to meet other lawyers who want to make a difference. You’ll play a role in improving the Bar and the legal system, make important contributions that you’ll look back on with satisfaction, learn significant details about Bar governance, and create meaningful relationships.
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    April 3, 2013 – This spring incoming State Bar President Patrick Fiedler will make appointments to State Bar committees. Take a moment to put your name on the list of volunteers.

    Committees conduct much of the work of the State Bar and often influence policy on critical issues. Committees also have significant input into how the Bar does and should operate as an entity. Appointments to standing committees are for three years; appointments to special committees are for one year.

    “Our organization needs new volunteers to get involved,” said Fiedler. “New volunteers provide new direction and new ideas to an organization. Getting involved is the best way to create a State Bar organization that you can support and be proud of. Whether you are a new lawyer, unsure of how or whether to get involved, or a veteran who for whatever reasons has stayed on the sidelines, perhaps now is the time to begin.”

    Please take a moment to visit the Leadership Opportunities page and let me know which committees and issues facing Wisconsin lawyers you would like to contribute to. Submit interest forms by April 15 to be considered for a 2013 appointment. Together we can make a difference.

    Committee appointments will begin on July 1.

    In this video, incoming State Bar President Patrick Fiedler asks members to get involved in the State Bar.

    Standing Committees

    • Communications
    • Continuing Legal Education
    • Legal Assistance
    • Legislative Oversight
    • Professional Ethics

    Special Committees

    • Bench and Bar
    • Board of Bar Examiners Review
    • Diversity Outreach
    • Insurance and Member Benefits
    • Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) Advisory
    • Lawyer Referral and Information Service
    • Leadership Development
    • Local Bar Relations
    • Professionalism
    • Public Education.
    • Resolution of Fee Disputes
    • Unauthorized Practice of Law
    • Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program
    • Wisconsin Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection