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Sections, Divisions, Committees

​State Bar groups consist of Sections, Committees and Divisions. In addition, this is where you will find information about the Board of Governors and the Wisconsin Law Foundation. Together these groups provide a wide range of opportunities for professional development while also helping to improve the administration of justice and the practice of law in Wisconsin. They are a great way to get involved with your State Bar. Please note that some content may only be open to members of a particular group.



The State Bar offers its members the opportunity to network with other lawyers who share a common interest through its 24 sections. Section membership includes access to newsletters, email lists to facilitate information sharing, and other resources. Section membership is free for first-year attorneys.


You can help shape your profession's future and network with your colleagues by serving on one of the State Bar's standing or special committees. Standing committees are governed by the State Bar's bylaws. Special committees are created and approved by the Board of Governors. The President of the State Bar appoints the members and leadership of all committees.


The State Bar offers its members the opportunity to meet and work with other attorneys who share important characteristics through participation in the Bar's four divisions. Unlike sections, which focus on specific professional areas or legal issues, divisions are organized under broad categories that reflect the location or experience of Bar members.


In this area, you will find information about the State Bar's governing bodies The Board of Governors manages and directs the affairs and activities of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Board members also make up the Executive, Finance, Audit and Strategic Planning Committees.

Wisconsin Law Foundation 

The Wisconsin Law Foundation is a charitable and educational organization that serves to promote public understanding of the law, improvement of the administration of justice and other law-related public service through funding of innovative and creative programs that improve the vision of the American justice system.