The State Bar's Government Relations (GR) program works with State Bar members and state government officials (including legislators, executive branch and judicial branch agencies and their staff) to improve the administration of justice and the delivery of legal services in Wisconsin. The GR team is the lobbying arm of the State Bar and some of its practice sections. It is also responsible for tracking Supreme Court Rules and fostering effective communication and relations with the judicial branch.
The State Bar of Wisconsin takes legislative positions on general policy items of importance to the legal profession; these are expressed in the Board of Governor Policy Positions. In addition to positions on behalf of the entire membership, 15 practice sections lobby on behalf of their own members; these are expressed in the State Bar of Wisconsin Practice Section Positions.
For updates from inside the Capitol dome, read the State Bar of Wisconsin's monthly e-newsletter, the Rotunda Report.