New Form Reduces Burdens on Indigent Persons to Obtain Fee Waivers
A new form available through the Wisconsin Court System website makes it less burdensome for indigent individuals to obtain a waiver of court fees and costs by allowing their pro bono, legal aid, or public defender attorneys to submit a petition requestinng the fee waiver.
A Call for Broader Criminal Justice Reform
The Jacob Blake case in Kenosha highlights the ongoing conflict with racial justice in Wisconsin and nationwide. It is a powerful reminder that Wisconsin needs broader criminal justice reform, and we call for the legal community, elected officials, and law enforcement to act now.
We Stand Against Threats to Wisconsin’s Judiciary
As leaders of the State Bar of Wisconsin, we denounce vicious personal attacks targeting Wisconsin Supreme Court justices and any judge for the decisions they are asked to make while upholding our Constitution and the rule of law.
Neighbor Dispute: Homeowners Can Keep Large ‘Garage’
When homeowners constructed a 36x80x16-foot building on their Fond du Lac property, the neighbors complained that it violated the subdivision’s restrictions on structures other than "garages." Recently, a state appeals court ruled for the homeowners.