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State Bar of Wisconsin
May 2, 2024

Amended complaint filed in federal court against State Bar of Wisconsin seeks punitive damages

Complaint targets other State Bar programs that use race as a deciding factor.

Nov 8, 2023

Wisconsin Assembly to pass Republican bill banning race, diversity factors in financial aid for UW

GOP lawmakers have long accused colleges of suppressing conservative viewpoints.

Oct 27, 2023

Wisconsin Republicans back bill outlawing university financial aid based on race, diversity

Universities of Wisconsin officials would be prohibited from considering race and diversity when awarding state-funded financial aid under a Republican-backed bill debated Thursday at a state Assembly committee hearing.

Aug 24, 2023

Minnesota governor names first Black chief justice of state Supreme Court, Natalie Hudson

Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday promoted Natalie Hudson to become chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court this fall, which will make her the first person of color to lead it.

DOJ
Aug 15, 2023

Continuing to Advance Diversity and Opportunity in Higher Education

Justice officials say they remain firmly committed to equitable educational opportunities for all students.

Dec 14, 2022

Attracting, keeping lawyers of color presents challenges for firms

A continuing dilemma for the Minnesota legal community seems to be making progress, but only in isolated steps.

May 17, 2022

Slow movement on the diversity hiring, ABA study finds

A surveyed conducted by the American Bar Association found minimal rises in diversity hiring among large law firms in 2020 compared to 2019.

Apr 1, 2020

Program exposes students to diversity, possibility in legal profession

On a dreary February day in Madison, Makda Fessahaye and Leakhena Au showed up for class at Madison East High School on internment camps and equal protection.

Mar 3, 2020

Milwaukee County courts, judiciary 10% more diverse over past decade

The Milwaukee County courts and judiciary became 10 percent more diverse in the past decade, according to an audit report from the Milwaukee County Office of the Comptroller.

Nov 14, 2019

Report: Most men think their firms advocate for diversity, women disagree

A new report from the American Bar Association found women are far more likely than men to encounter roadblocks to success in the legal field.

Nov 12, 2019

Evers signs order to promote diversity in state government

Gov. Tony Evers has signed an executive order designed to promote diversity and inclusiveness in Wisconsin state government.

Sep 3, 2019

State seeks to promote diversity with special-counsel contracts

The next time your law firm is enlisted to provide special counsel to the state, you could find yourself having to furnish information on just how diverse your staff is.

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