The Ethics Program provides responsive, practical advice and detailed guidance in navigating Wisconsin's Rules for Professional Conduct for Attorneys. Through the ethics hotline, members can informally and confidentially discuss ethics questions by telephone with the State Bar's ethics counsel Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Written guidance is also available through Wisconsin Ethics Opinions. The Ethics Program can also help in other ways by reviewing your fee agreement or providing a speaker for your CLE event.
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State Bar groups consist of Sections, Committees and Divisions. You will also find information about the Board of Governors in this area. 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 offer 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.
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Whether you are an experienced volunteer lawyer or just getting started, we assembled these resources to help you find a way to help. In our Pro Bono resource center, you can look for volunteer opportunities in your area using our searchable directory, learn about benefits for volunteers, find about how to make a donation and much more.
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The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) matches participating attorneys with clients who are pre-screened for legal issue, geographic location, and ability to pay the attorney's regular rates. LRIS also provides information on legal resources statewide. Callers may also be directed to one of our other services: Lawyer Hotline or Modest Means. Lawyer Hotline provides brief answers to basic legal questions. The Modest Means service matches qualified clients with attorneys willing to make alternative fee arrangements for clients whose income is too high to qualify for free legal aid but too low to afford standard legal fees.
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The Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) provides confidential assistance to help lawyers, judges, law students, and their families cope with life's problems. WisLAP is based upon the premise of Lawyers Helping Lawyers and Judges Helping Judges. We have over 150 trained volunteer lawyers and judges, and a licensed clinical manager available to consult with you and to offer support and guidance 24/7. WisLAP does not require callers to disclose their identity, does not keep case records and is exempt from reporting professional misconduct to the Office of Lawyer Regulation or the Judicial Commission.
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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.
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The State Bar of Wisconsin's Fee Arbitration Program was developed to provide an informal and economical alternative to litigation for lawyers and clients who are unable to agree upon a fee charged for legal services.
The Wisconsin Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1981, is designed to provide reimbursement to clients who have incurred financial losses due to the dishonest conduct of their attorneys under Supreme Court Rule 12.04-12.
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