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Apr 21, 2017

Bar approves $4 dues increase (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Bar Board of Governors has approved a $4 increase in yearly dues for the state’s lawyers.

Apr 21, 2017

Criminal defense lawyers proposing increase of private bar rate (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors has agreed to back a proposal set forth by a group of Wisconsin criminal-defense lawyers that would increase the private bar rate to $100 per hour.

Feb 10, 2017

Bar dues increase could be in offing (UPDATE)

Lawyers throughout the state might see an increase in bar dues starting July 1.

Feb 10, 2017

State Bar weighs in on Trump’s comments about federal judge

The Wisconsin State Bar has posted a statement on its website in support of the judiciary in response to President Donald Trump’s Feb. 4 tweet calling the federal judge who temporarily blocked his immigration executive orders a “so-called judge.” State Bar President Fran Deisinger asked the governors at Friday’s Board of Governors meeting to approve the […]

Feb 9, 2017

High court to tackle business courts, conditional bar admission

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hold public hearings Thursday on proposals to set up business courts and change the rules governing conditional admissions to the State Bar.

Dec 6, 2016

Tribe wants reciprocity for in-house attorneys

A Native American tribe is asking for a rule change that would let legal work for federally recognized tribes count toward admission to practice law in Wisconsin.

Nov 30, 2016

BOG to replace governor, vote on conditional admission petition

The Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors will meet Friday to vote on replacing a governor and decide whether to back changes proposed for conditional-admission policies, among other things.

Oct 20, 2016

High court to hear testimony on repeal of dead mans’ statute, changes to rules of evidence

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear testimony on Monday involving two proposed rule changes.

Sep 19, 2016

BOG focuses on new exec director, possible legislation

The state’s Board of Governors got down to business last weekend by preparing to search for a new executive director of the State Bar, discussing possible legislative proposals and considering proposed Wisconsin Supreme Court rules changes.

Sep 18, 2016

State Bar taps national firm in search for executive director

The State Bar of Wisconsin is teaming up with a national legal recruiting firm in its search for a new executive director.

Sep 14, 2016

Board of Governors to meet Friday

Leaders of the State Bar of Wisconsin will meet Friday to, among other things, consider whether to back certain proposals for court rules changes and whether to change the venue for its 2019 annual meeting.

Aug 3, 2016

CRITIC’S CORNER: All ‘Riled’ Up: SCOW flops on ethics rule 1.9

In two previous columns I’ve discussed my rule 1.9 petition (written with my fellow attorney Terry Rose and supported by the attorneys Rob and Ellen Henak), in which I asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to amend ethics rule 1.9.

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