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Apr 25, 2019

Diversity program to feature Baird Funds president, Foley managing partner

The State Bar of Wisconsin is hosting an annual diversity program focused on gender diversity in the workplace.

Mar 20, 2019

Proposal would allow electronic voting in State Bar elections

Wisconsin’s mandatory bar association recently filed a rule-change proposal that would allow its members to vote electronically in elections.

Jul 12, 2018

WHO’S DOING WHAT: Hart Powell changes name; new attorneys hired

Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet recently announced that attorney Brian Waterman has rejoined the firm.

Jun 3, 2018

Groups offer free expungement clinic

People convicted of low-level offenses in Wisconsin are getting a chance to expunge their record.

Apr 6, 2018

Court: No pro hac vice fee hike

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently denied a request calling on the court to increase the state’s pro hac vice fee so that a body charged with increasing poor Wisconsin residents' access to the civil legal system can continue operating.

Nov 3, 2017

Justices OK overhaul of state class-action rule, defer decision on bar dues proposal

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to change the state’s class action rule to mirror the federal rule but deferred a decision on whether to adopt new rules for how the Wisconsin State Bar should spend members’ dues.

Nov 1, 2017

Tensions high at hearing on dues proposal

Despite reports of her absence from oral argument last week because of illness, Justice Shirley Abrahamson appeared to be on the mend on Monday, interrupting her colleagues on the court and drilling attorneys on their positions.

Oct 24, 2017

Council may move meetings to State Bar Center

Members of the Judicial Council recently met for the first time since the Wisconsin Supreme Court had pulled the agency's budget, coming together in the War Room of the State Bar Center in Madison.

Jun 14, 2017

Bar fills spots on committees, makes appointments

The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors has voted to fill various positions and committee spots for the coming year.

Jun 12, 2017

Board of Governors to choose new committee members, chairperson

The State Board of Governors will be filling several spots at its next meeting, including selecting a new chairperson, choosing new representatives to the American Bar Association House of delegates and voting on who will be on the executive committee for the new fiscal year.

Apr 30, 2017

Habush attorney to be bar president

A Madison personal injury litigator has won the top leadership spot at the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Apr 26, 2017

Madison attorney wants high court to change how bar spends dues — again

A Madison lawyer is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to further rein in the types of lobbying activities the State Bar can pay for using members' yearly dues.

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