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    March 25, 2020

    New Coronavirus & Law Elist Helps You Get Answers

    The State Bar's new Coronavirus & the Law elist provides an open forum for members to discuss the evolving issues related to coronavirus and COVID-19 and its impact on the practice of law in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Learn how to join.
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    March 25, 2020 – A new Coronavirus & the Law electronic list (elist) provides an open forum for State Bar of Wisconsin members to discuss the evolving issues related to coronavirus and COVID-19.

    It allows lawyers to join together in conversation to discuss its impact on the practice of law in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

    This elist is open to all State Bar members across all disciplines and practice areas.

    “The pandemic is affecting most, if not all, practice areas. This is a free resource for State Bar members that will leverage the Wisconsin legal community's expertise and generosity as we all deal with legal issues related to the pandemic,” said Nilesh Patel, one of the facilitators for the elist.

    “Rather than having conversations in different places and within our personal networks, this elist provides an opportunity for all of us to learn from each other’s questions and guidance,” Patel said.

    The elist also provides a continuing forum for discussions after each of the Virtual Town Hall sessions sponsored by State Bar sections through April 3.

    The new Coronavirus & the Law elist is one of several State Bar resources to help you stay on top of the latest practice and court developments. For daily updates, see:

    How to Join the Coronavirus & the Law (covid) Elist

    A few minutes after clicking the button, you will receive an automated email from the elist that provides a link to confirm your subscription. (Please note that the short name of the elist is “covid”).

    Once you confirm your subscription, you will receive a welcome email with user instructions on posting, visiting the elist archives, managing your elists, and how to unsubscribe.

    About State Bar Elists & Posting Rules

    The elists are provided as a service by the State Bar of Wisconsin. The opinions and information posted to these discussion lists are provided by the participants, and the State Bar does not endorse or provide any warranty concerning the information posted to discussions.

    Members can manage their own elists by going to myMemberships tab and scrolling down to the “Elist” area. From here, you can change your subscription's email address, manage holds and how you receive elist messages, and unsubscribe.

    For more information about State Bar elist policies, see the Email List Policy page on

    Participants are required to follow these rules:

    • State Bar email lists are not to be used for commercial purposes and the advertisement or promotion of commercial products or services is prohibited.

    • Solicitations for and endorsements of political candidates on State Bar email lists are prohibited. Requests for financial contributions to any non-State Bar entity are prohibited.

    • Do not post copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright owner.

    • Do not post any defamatory, abusive, threatening, offensive, obscene or otherwise illegal materials.

    • The knowing posting of false or misleading information is prohibited.

    • Postings shall not encourage or facilitate agreements between State Bar members concerning the following as they pertain to legal services: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; selection, rejection or termination of customers or suppliers; or any other term or condition relating to competition.

    • Any attempt to tamper with or interfere with the operation of the email lists is prohibited.

    In the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of the State Bar, the State Bar will take appropriate action to enforce its Email List Policy.​

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