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Updated Feb. 1, 2023
The State Bar's Ongoing Response
The State Bar Center is open for business! We continue to actively monitor COVID-19 and its variants and will make protocol adjustments for our members and staff as the situation warrants. We will keep you informed of any developments on this webpage and in other State Bar communication channels.
Please note that in response to the changing work environment, the State Bar has moved to a hybrid work schedule, where most staff are at the State Bar Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and a core group of staff works in the office five days a week.
If you need to meet with a particular staff member in person regardless of the day, just let them know in advance and they will make themselves available.
In the unlikely event you visit during regular business hours and find the doors locked, simply call the posted number for access.
Whether onsite or working remotely, your dedicated State Bar staff is available and ready to serve.
Questions related to State Bar operations can be directed to customer Service at (608)257-3838 or (800)728-7728 (nationwide), or by email at email@example.com.
About State Bar Meetings and Events
The following protocols are in effect for in-person State Bar meetings, regardless of where they are held.
- The Bar Center is open. This includes hosting meetings for:
- the Board of Governors, sections, divisions, and committees;
- law-related groups; and
- members making use of the State Bar Center meeting rooms for depositions, arbitrations, etc.
- Virtual meetings remain a viable option and may be preferable depending on the meeting type, participants, and budget.
- For meetings held in-person:
- Masking is at the discretion of the participant.
- Attendees who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or who have had a "close contact" as defined by the CDC are expected to follow CDC guidelines related to isolation and quarantine. See the CDC Guidelines for more information and the
Isolation and Exposure Calculator.
Note: State Bar sections and divisions handle meeting and event protocols for vaccination, testing, and masking at the discretion of their respective boards. Please see the individual meeting materials for section- and division-specific protocols.
Contact customer service if you have questions on events and meetings, at (608) 257-3838, (800) 728-7788, or by email at
State Bar PINNACLE CLE Programming on COVID-19 Topics
State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® offers programs and resources that address the topic of COVID-19 and the pandemic. To see what is currently available,
visit the WisBar Marketplace for CLE seminars, PINNPoint Enhanced Course Materials, and other resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic from PINNACLE.
Additional Resources for your Workplace
Ethics, Business Continuity, and Disaster Planning
If you have confidential questions, please direct those to the Ethics Hotline at (800) 254-9154 or Practice411 at (800) 957-4670. For additional resources, turn to the
Wisconsin Law Firm Self-Assessment section on
business continuity and disaster planning.
Wisconsin Court Developments
Wisconsin Court website and the
COVID-19 Orders & Information webpage for up-to-date information.
Federal Court Developments
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Other U.S. Court Orders and Updates
State of Wisconsin Executive Orders Page
State of Wisconsin Press Releases
State of Wisconsin Press Releases Page