Leadership Opportunities

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Leadership Opportunities

​With leadership comes responsibility — along with a wealth of opportunities and benefits. By getting involved, you’ll gain valuable skills, peer recognition, and experience, while helping influence the direction of legal practice in Wisconsin.



Lead the Way – Volunteer Today!

Discover what opportunities are available to you in your State Bar. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Nonresident Lawyers Division (NRLD)

The NRLD helps nonresident members maintain their ties with Wisconsin by promoting greater networking and business opportunities, and overseeing a growing group of 19 State Bar nonresident chapters across the United States. Membership is complimentary and automatic if you qualify. Learn more about NRLD.

Young Lawyers Division (YLD)

The YLD assists both young and new Wisconsin licensed lawyers in the practice of law and involves them in public service. Membership is complimentary and automatic if you qualify. Learn more about YLD.

Government Lawyers Division (GLD)

The GLD represents government lawyers by working together to promote, enrich, and support their professional needs, interests, and expertise. Membership is complimentary but must be requested. Learn more about GLD.

Senior Lawyers Division (SLD)

The SLD focuses on activities and content specifically designed to serve the needs and interests of senior lawyers. The division helps members stay connected with the State Bar of Wisconsin and with each other. Learn more about SLD.

Twenty-Four Sections

From networking to practice-specific insights to helping influence legislation on key policy items, (see * for lobbying sections), there’s a section to fit your needs and interests. Most offer educational and Web resources, newsletters, and e-lists — plus free membership to first-year attorneys. Learn more about Section membership.

Board of Governors

The State Bar’s Board of Governors and its officers play major roles in influencing the future of Wisconsin’s legal profession. Play your own part by running for a two-year term. Bring concerns and ideas to your district governor to get them placed on the Board’s agenda. Learn more about BOG.


Help shape your profession’s future by serving on one of the State Bar’s four standing and numerous special committees. Fill out a Committee Volunteer Interest Form online to get involved. Learn more about committees.

Local and Specialty Bars

Looking to get involved at the local level? Check the list of local, regional, and specialty bar associations the State Bar supports. By working together on special projects, programs, and other initiatives, these partnerships strengthen the legal profession as a whole. Learn more about Local and Specialty Bars.