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Margaret Hickey

Mar 23, 2023

Wisconsin on brink of constitutional crisis as courts face unprecedented DA, public defender shortage

Editors Note: Our Managing Editor, Steve Schuster spoke to Judges, the Office of Lawyer Regulation, Federal Prosecutors, District Attorneys throughout the Midwest, the State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Attorney General, Governor Tony's Evers office, as well as legislatures to determine the full extent of the problem and possible solutions on how to fix Wisconsin's broken criminal justice system.

Sep 28, 2013

State Bar votes in favor of single terms for justices (UPDATE)

A measure designed to reduce the politics associated with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and its elections took a large step forward Saturday when the State Bar elected to support it.

Apr 13, 2012

State Bar considers draining reserves with dues increase on horizon

State Bar of Wisconsin leaders are considering approval of a budget that drains reserve money, contingent on a future dues increase, to financially sustain the organization going forward.

Apr 13, 2012

State Bar’s Board looks at CLE cost bump

While attorneys could pay $35 more per year to remain members of the State Bar of Wisconsin starting in Fiscal Year 2014, the price of continuing legal education through the bar may increase much sooner.

Apr 10, 2012

State Bar explores dues increase (UPDATE)

After enjoying seven years of stagnant dues, Wisconsin attorneys may be on the brink of an increase in their annual membership fee with the State Bar.

Feb 10, 2012

State Bar facing budget deficit decisions

Midway through its fiscal year, the State Bar of Wisconsin is facing another six-figure budget deficit, and leaders foresee potentially drastic changes to close the gap.

Apr 25, 2011

Klein elected as State Bar president

For the third time in the last four years, the State Bar of Wisconsin elected another president-elect who supports a voluntary bar. Phillips attorney Kevin Klein won the election for president-elect, defeating Janesville lawyer Jim Carney, a mandatory bar supporter, by about 500 votes. Klein will serve in that post for one year beginning July […]


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