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Apr 24, 2014

Board of Governors opts to hold attorney hiring discussion behind closed doors (UPDATE)

The State Bar’s Board of Governors is scheduled to hold a discussion in closed session concerning the bar’s decision to hire an attorney to represent the organization in front of the state Supreme Court.

Apr 24, 2014

A second ‘second chance?’

The State Bar spent $219,603.25 on lobbying in 2013. They spent 5,452 hours advocating for their many positions, firmly putting them near the top of the heap in terms of time spent.

Apr 23, 2014

Dues fees, outside counsel on State Bar’s agenda

Wisconsin attorneys will pay $30 more in dues per year if the State Bar’s Board of Governors passes its proposed budget during its meeting Friday and Saturday.

Apr 11, 2014

Ballots go out for State Bar elections

Ballots for this year’s State Bar elections are set to be mailed by Friday.


Apr 10, 2014

Eau Claire attorney facing suspension for fee dispute

An Eau Claire criminal defense attorney is facing a possible suspension after not responding to a State Bar request to resolve a fee dispute between himself and a client, according to a disciplinary complaint filed Monday.

Apr 8, 2014

A year at the top

Serving as president of the State Bar of Wisconsin is like riding a Ferris wheel that goes around only once.

Apr 7, 2014

Who else is running for State Bar positions?

In addition to president-elect, a number of State Bar offices are up for election in April. Ballots will be mailed out by April 11 and must be returned to the bar by April 25.

Apr 4, 2014

Justices strike down 2 State Bar proposals

The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously struck down a State Bar bylaw Friday that would have allowed the Board of Governors to remove one of its own, with one justice saying the rule as written was “insane.”

Mar 18, 2014

Wisconsin Access to Justice president to step down

Gregg Moore, the man who has led the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission since its inception in 2009, plans to step down next month. Moore, a state Supreme Court appointee, said he still will be a member, as he was reappointed last year. But he will not seek the position of president again. Commission member […]

Mar 12, 2014

State Bar governor criticizes money spent defending rule change

The State Bar of Wisconsin paid a high-powered attorney $27,688 to argue for a controversial rule change that would allow its Board of Governors to remove a member.

Mar 5, 2014

Four years later, no progress on filling 7th Circuit seat

Though more than four years have passed since Terence Evans vacated his seat on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a U.S. Senator said he and a nominating committee still need to discuss the nomination procedure before they can begin the process of filling the spot.

Feb 28, 2014

State courts director makes early push for more money

John Voelker paused, intent on choosing his words carefully, before saying that the courts system is “not the sexiest branch” of Wisconsin’s government.


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