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Feb 8, 2018

Board of Governors to discuss bar dues, vote on Keller dues, hear from top court official

The Board of Governors has a full agenda for its meeting Friday. A 52-member body elected by the state’s lawyers, the board oversees the Wisconsin State Bar’s policies and operations. Its meeting scheduled for Friday starts at 10 a.m. at the Wisconsin State Bar Center, 5302 Eastpark Blvd., Madison.

Aug 23, 2016

Paralegal, now homeless woman proves Social Security owes her $100K

For years, Wanda Witter has lived on the streets in Washington, D.C., trying to persuade officials that Social Security owes her more than $100,000. For years, the 80-year-old woman says people dismissed her as crazy.

Jun 22, 2016

State Bar moving forward with voluntary paralegal certification

The Wisconsin State Bar will begin rolling out a system allowing paralegals to get voluntary certifications.

Jun 15, 2016

Board of governors approves voluntary paralegal certification program

The State Bar's Board of Governors on Wednesday approved a proposal to establish and administer a statewide paralegal-certification system.

Apr 27, 2016

BOG to discuss voluntary paralegal certification

Paralegals would be able to obtain official state certifications under a proposal the State Bar plans to consider Friday.

Mar 3, 2016

Group teams with bar in third push for paralegal certification program

More than 20 years ago, the Paralegal Association of Wisconsin started looking into voluntary certification for paralegals.

Jun 16, 2015


It cannot be emphasized too often that disaster and recovery planning is about people. Staff concerns are especially crucial. Valuable staff members are important during normal times and indispensable in dealing with a calamity.

Jan 13, 2012

State Supreme Court considers OLR allegations against attorney

Law firms that grant paralegals performance-based bonuses tied to the amount of money the firm wins for its client could be in violation of Wisconsin’s ethical rules for attorneys.

Oct 26, 2011

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Leveraging the value of paralegals

It is well demonstrated that paralegals improve a firm's bottom line.

Aug 16, 2011

Bar members looking for paralegal continuing ed credit

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.

Jul 1, 2011

Economy prompts lawyers to consider trying paralegal work

Paralegal positions, while less lucrative than starting associate jobs, are becoming an attractive option for unemployed lawyers looking for work.


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