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Julie Rich

Nov 17, 2014

State Supreme Court to hear to tribal transfer petition

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hold a public hearing on whether to keep, tweak or strike a rule allowing circuit courts to transfer cases to the tribal system, the justices decided Monday.

Jun 25, 2014

Justices consider emails to crank through term load

As the Wisconsin Supreme Court rushes to work through an extensive backlog of cases, the justices are reconsidering their long-standing reluctance to use email to discuss opinions and revisions.

May 27, 2014

State hikes pro hac vice fees

A $200 increase to the fee out-of-state attorneys pay to handle cases in Wisconsin will bring a much-needed boost to the state’s Access to Justice Commission and Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation.

Nov 9, 2011

Justices, attorneys divided on need for State Bar review (UPDATE)

For the first time in 30 years, the Wisconsin Supreme Court is considering the formation of a committee to evaluate the performance and function of the mandatory State Bar.

Sep 16, 2011

State Supreme Court agrees to consider abolishing mandatory bar (UPDATE)

On Thursday, the state Supreme Court breathed life into a contentious petition to abolish mandatory participation in the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Jun 2, 2011

Despite setback, voluntary bar push will continue

A switch to a voluntary State Bar will take more than a few deletions to the current rules governing membership.

Jun 1, 2011

State Supreme Court denies voluntary bar petition

The push to abolish the mandatory State Bar suffered a setback Wednesday when the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a petition to make the organization voluntary. By a 4-3 vote, the court decided that the proposal submitted Feb. 11 by attorneys Steve Levine and Jim Thiel lacked enough detail to warrant a public hearing. “Where are […]


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