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Apr 28, 2022

High court rules to allow Attorney’s Oath to be taken virtually

Beginning July 1, applicants seeking admission to practice law in the state can register to take the Attorney’s Oath virtually instead of in-person.

Jul 10, 2020

Top lawyer for Milwaukee County sees license reinstated after short administrative suspension

The top lawyer for Milwaukee County can practice again. Corporation Counsel Margaret Daun’s law license was suspended on June 16 after she had failed to meet the deadline for certifying she had completed 30 hours of required continuing-legal education in 2018 and 2019. Daun told the Journal Sentinel she had taken enough courses but hadn’t […]

Dec 28, 2018

Justices: BBE properly rejected bar applicant

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.

Dec 24, 2018

High court proposing appeals process for bar-exam accommodations

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.

Oct 26, 2018

Justices to grill lawyers for retired DA, rejected bar applicant

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.

Sep 17, 2018

Bar-application process changing in response to Madison lawyer’s proposal

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.

Nov 29, 2016

High court to discuss proposal to expand online CLE requirements

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide whether to take up a proposal to expand what options attorneys have to complete their continuing legal education requirements.

Nov 17, 2016

Board wants to expand CLE possibilities for lawyers

The Board of Bar Examiners is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to expand lawyers’ options for fulfilling their continuing legal education requirements.

Sep 21, 2016

BBE asking for changes to conditional bar admission rule

The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to consider making some changes to the rules involving conditional bar admission.

Apr 29, 2013

Pass rate drops for state bar exam (UPDATE)

Fewer people took and passed the Wisconsin State Bar Exam in 2012 than in the two past years, according to an annual report released last week by the state Board of Bar Examiners.

May 17, 2012

Court keeps BBE information under wraps

A brief phone call or letter is often all that is needed for people to access arrest records or find out who signed a recall petition.

May 16, 2012

Wis. Supreme Court considers foreign lawyer rules (UPDATE)

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.


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