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Wisconsin Law Foundation Grants

​​As the charitable arm of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Foundation has always supported the Bar’s law-related education programs that impact not only attorneys, but residents throughout the state. These sustainable grants fund long-range programs with statewide impact so that they can grow and adequately plan for the future.


Wisconsin State High School Mock Trial Tournament

The Foundation started the Wisconsin State High School Mock Trial Tournament in 1983 and continues to be its primary source of funding. In the beginning this popular statewide program was managed by the Foundation, but when it grew beyond the capacity of Foundation staff, the State Bar’s Law-related Education Department took it over.  Within twelve years, the Foundation has increased support for the program by 300% (Wisconsin State Mock Trial Tournament) so that every school and every child who wants to take part in the trials can do so. Mock Trial has made an impact on thousands of high school students from every corner of the state, because it brings the court system to life for students, many of which go on to become lawyers or work within the legal system. 

Your generous donations to the Mock Trial designated fund​ help us make a
direct impact on students all around the state 

Truman Q. McNulty Grants

The Foundation annually awards Truman Q. McNulty Grants to charitable or educational programs that promote public understanding of the law, improvement of the administration of justice, or law-related public service projects. Grant amounts increase each year as we see the need for support increase across the state.

If you are interested in applying for a Truman Q. McNulty Grant, please read the guidelines and instructions below before submitting an application.