The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Diversity Outreach Committee and the Association of Corporate Counsel–Wisconsin Chapter are sponsoring a day-long program Friday in Milwaukee, promoting workplace diversity for lawyers. Attorney Sean Carter will be speaking at the program titled “Today’s Diversity: ...Read More »
A member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors is arguing a series of statewide listening sessions is really just a prelude to a dues increase.Read More »
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.Read More »
The names of six of 10 candidates – four requested confidentiality – seeking an open seat on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court bench were released Friday morning by Gov. Scott Walker’s office.Read More »
Anne McIntyre, Northern Illinois 2007 magna cum laude, has joined Nelson, Irvings & Waeffler, SC, Wauwatosa as an associate. She will concentrate her practice in elder law, probate, and disability planning. She was previously with the Legal Aid Society of ...Read More »
As state money for indigent legal services dries up, there is another source that providers argue could be tapped for immediate relief: the thousands of dollars allocated for the State Bar of Wisconsin-sponsored Access to Justice Commission.Read More »
The lack of financial transparency within the State Bar of Wisconsin has already prompted one member of the organization’s Finance Committee to resign. Now past Bar president Doug Kammer said he may approach the state Supreme Court about what he ...Read More »
Litigator Jacob Curtis stopped short of the ethical line during a Facebook conversation with a friend who wanted legal advice. The friend said she was entitled to unpaid wages from her employer, and gave a detailed account of her situation, ...Read More »
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, ...Read More »
Absent spending cuts, the State Bar of Wisconsin is projecting a $360,000 deficit as of June 30, the end of its fiscal year. The lapse is largely due to significant drops in revenue, particularly in the seminars division, which is ...Read More »
Attorneys argue the State Bar of Wisconsin should have proof, rather than theory, when spending mandatory dues on activities that either regulate the legal profession or improve the quality of legal services.Read More »
By Jack Zemlicka Wisconsin Law Journal The buffet of Continuing Legal Education known as the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Convention is being replaced by a more refined menu. Declining attendance prompted bar leadership to abandon the traditional convention format ...Read More »
Attorneys don't pretend that passing the bar exam is easy.
But those who have taken it in Wisconsin, especially during the last four years, make it seem that way. Since February 2007, passage rates in Wisconsin haven't dipped below 85 percent for either the winter or summer exams, including a 10-year high of 92 percent for the July 2010 version.
Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program coordinator Linda Albert has spent a fair amount of time in recent months driving to 10 different locations throughout the state to talk to attorneys and staff with the Wisconsin Public Defender’s Office about “compassion fatigue.”
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