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State Bar of Wisconsin
Apr 4, 2024

WILL: State Bar of Wisconsin to end DEI practices; State Bar: No changes other than diversity definition

Both sides have very different interpretations of what the settlement means.

State Bar of Wisconsin
Mar 22, 2024

State Bar of Wisconsin Board candidates silent on issues

Two State Bar of Wisconsin board president-elect candidates canceled their interviews with the Wisconsin Law Journal on Wednesday after reviewing questions sent via email. Two other secretary candidates declined to be interviewed.

State Bar of Wisconsin
Dec 20, 2023

State Bar of Wisconsin sued over diversity program in new federal lawsuit (UPDATE)

Plaintiffs also take issue with State Bar of Wisconsin mandatory membership.

Wisconsin Abortion
May 4, 2023

Wis. Attorney General Kaul: State Bar has good process in place when lawyers face criminal charges

The State Bar of Wisconsin doesn't "want to generally move forward with administrative proceedings while criminal proceedings are pending," Kaul said.

Apr 19, 2022

Citing Wisconsin case, SCOTUS declines challenge against Mich. State Bar

After a Michigan lawyer failed in her challenge to the requirement that she join the State Bar of Michigan and pay dues supporting advocacy activities with which she disagreed, she vowed to appeal to the highest court in the land.

Apr 27, 2021

Hickey to serve as State Bar president-elect

Milwaukee lawyer Margaret Wrenn Hickey will serve as the State Bar of Wisconsin's next president-elect.

Feb 22, 2021

Briggs committed to increasing diversity of Wisconsin’s legal profession

Dr. Jeneise Briggs, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s diversity and inclusion specialist, is passionate about doing the work to make the legal community more welcoming for all.

Nov 19, 2020

State Bar launches Pro Bono Opportunity Portal

The State Bar of Wisconsin launched a new Pro Bono Opportunity Portal to help connect low-income Wisconsinites with free legal help.

Oct 6, 2020

Supreme Court holds public hearings for client protection fund fee increase, judicial code updates

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is considering petitions to increase to the annual assessment for the Wisconsin Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection and update the state's Code of Judicial Conduct.

Aug 13, 2020

2020 law school graduates, students cope with unprecedented pandemic fallout

For some of the newest lawyers in Wisconsin, graduation didn’t come with the pomp and circumstance one might expect.

Jul 15, 2019

Quarles & Brady’s Greane elected to Public Utilities board of State Bar

Quarles & Brady's Rikaela Greane, an associate in the firm’s Madison office, has been elected to the Public Utilities Section Board of the Wisconsin State Bar.

Apr 29, 2019

Lawyers mount challenge to Wisconsin’s mandatory bar dues

The same week that the Wisconsin State Bar’s Board of Governors approved a $2 increase in mandatory bar dues, two attorneys filed a lawsuit against the bar challenging the constitutionality of those same dues.

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