Finding a Way Out: Disparate Incarceration in Wisconsin
Wisconsin's legal community must come together if it hopes to tackle mass and disparate incarceration. Panelists from a recent State Bar symposium share ideas for shaping the conversation and collaborating to help solve this critical justice issue.
It’s True: State Bar Committee Service Can Land You a Job
Attorney Nilesh Patel’s career path is a clear example of how involvement with the State Bar – on committees, divisions, and the Board of Governors – provides the expanded experience and opportunities that make a positive impact on your career.
Final Order 16-01: Repealing the "Deadman's Statutes"
The Wisconsin Judicial Council petitioned the supreme court to repeal the so-called “Deadman’s statutes,” Wis. Stat. §§ 885.16 and 885.17, and to amend Wis. Stat. § 906.01 to remove references to the Deadman’s statutes.
Gaining Trial Experience Made Easier
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.