The Wisconsin Supreme Court has affirmed the Board of Bar Examiners’ decision not to admit a bar applicant who, among other things, failed to disclose a harassment conviction.Read More »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is proposing a rule change meant to improve the structure of the process that bar applicants with disabilities go through to request special accommodations when they take the state’s bar exam.Read More »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on Monday in three cases, including one challenging the state’s Board of Bar Examiners’ rejection of a man’s application seeking admission to practice in Wisconsin.Read More »
The state’s bar-application process is changing in response to a Madison lawyer’s complaint that it had not complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act.Read More »
The state Supreme Court delayed a decision Wednesday on a proposal to formalize a process in which foreign-educated lawyers would be eligible to take the Wisconsin bar exam, pending further review of the criteria.Read More »
State Bar dues may spike more than 15 percent next year, but assessments imposed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court will drop, albeit slightly.
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The local newspaper disappeared and the Wall Street Journal took its place between the attorney’s face and the bankruptcy presentation at the front of the room.Read More »
Discussion on a series of proposals aimed at improving civility and public trust in the Wisconsin Supreme Court may take place behind closed doors pending a vote by the justices next month to narrow the focus of open administrative conferences.Read More »
More than a dozen State Bar of Wisconsin members are seeking permission from the state’s highest court to earn Continuing Legal Education credit for teaching a legal specialty course in a paralegal program.Read More »
Attorneys don't pretend that passing the bar exam is easy.
But those who have taken it in Wisconsin, especially during the last four years, make it seem that way. Since February 2007, passage rates in Wisconsin haven't dipped below 85 percent for either the winter or summer exams, including a 10-year high of 92 percent for the July 2010 version.