The 2019-2020 Legislative session is rapidly drawing to a close. Learn more about where priority bills for the State Bar and its Sections are at in the last days of the process.
Legislative amendments to "ghostwriting" rules created a problem for attorneys assisting pro se litigants. Assembly Bill 705 would make it worse.
The 2019-2021 budget saw some huge victories for access to justice, while other legislative efforts await further action
The rising cost of legal education is pushing some attorneys away from certain critical fields like private bar public defense. Loan Repayment Programs are one solution to this problem.
High ideals, exemplary personal character, judicial competence, and active involvement in the community are all qualities the State Bar is seeking for the 2020 Judge of the Year and Lifetime Jurist Award recipients.
State Bar of Wisconsin endorses bills for pay progression for State Public Defenders, the creation of a state prosecutor's board, the creation of new circuit courts, and a rural loan repayment pilot program.
A new package of bills aims to address criminal justice system funding, reform, and loan assistance programs that did not make it into the 2019-2021 budget Act.
Recent articles in the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune examine the impacts of cash bail and the shortage of criminal defense attorneys on Wisconsin's criminal justice system.
Rep. Duffy to retire at end of September, Rep. Sensenbrenner will not seek reelection.
The 2019-2021 budget contains a major, historic investment that the State Bar believes will begin to address the systemic issues plaguing our state’s justice system.
What made it, and what didn't, in the final budget headed for Governor Evers' desk.
The bill has 74 co-sponsors in both parties, awaits action in the Senate.
The Joint Finance Committee passed a motion that removed 131 provisions from the Governor's proposed budget, including returning 17-year-olds to the juvenile justice system.
The Advocacy Network is a tool to help amplify the voices and experise of State Bar members with their lawmakers.
A rundown on the status of legislation important to the State Bar of Wisconsin.
The State Bar of Wisconsin will host a debate between the candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday, March 15 at the State Bar Center in Madison.
Evers supports increase to the private bar rate, pay progression, and more ADAs and SPD staff.