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Wiesmuellers get their day in court

Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka

The Wisconsin Supreme Court admitted Thursday 105 new attorneys who successfully passed the state bar exam.

Residents of Washington, D.C., Arlington, Va. and Oxford, Miss. were among those lawyers who became fully licensed to practice law in Wisconsin, as well as Breanne Bucher, daughter of former Waukesha County District Attorney Paul E. Bucher.

But the person listed last on the roster of admittees was perhaps the most familiar to many in the legal community.

Corrine Wiesmueller was the named plaintiff in the hot-button federal case challenging Wisconsin’s diploma privilege, which automatically grants graduates of the state’s two ABA accredited law schools admittance to the bar.

The suit settled in March but the Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to review a petition next week which seeks an overhaul of the diploma privilege concept.

The 2008 Oklahoma City University Law School graduate was moved for admission by her husband, attorney Christopher Wiesmueller, who initiated the lawsuit more than three years ago.

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