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Steve Levine

May 16, 2012

State Supreme Court denies request to release bar exam participants’ info (UPDATE)

Campaign contributions, arrest records and recall petition signatures are all available for public view in Wisconsin, but the state's Board of Bars Examiners is not subject to the same visibility when it comes to supplying information on bar exam applicants.

May 16, 2012

State justices seek rewrite on bylaw change for dues challenges (UPDATE)

The State Bar will have to do some rewriting in order to get Wisconsin Supreme Court approval of a proposed bylaw change altering the path for challenges to dues spending.

Apr 10, 2012

State Bar explores dues increase (UPDATE)

After enjoying seven years of stagnant dues, Wisconsin attorneys may be on the brink of an increase in their annual membership fee with the State Bar.

Mar 6, 2012

State Supreme Court considers changes to rules hearing process

In the wake of limiting administrative matters held in public, the Wisconsin Supreme Court is considering alternatives to how it reviews rules petitions.

Feb 10, 2012

To stream or not to stream? State Bar discusses going online

Live streaming of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors meetings would increase visibility of bar leadership, but some question if anyone would log on to listen.

Jan 30, 2012

State Supreme Court to consider restricting items discussed at open conference

Discussion on a series of proposals aimed at improving civility and public trust in the Wisconsin Supreme Court may take place behind closed doors pending a vote by the justices next month to narrow the focus of open administrative conferences.

Jan 12, 2012

Attorney petitions court for bar exam contacts

A Madison attorney who was denied access to the names and addresses of people who took the Wisconsin bar exam in July is arguing the information should be public record.

Jan 9, 2012

Madison attorney looking for compromise on mandatory bar

With the Wisconsin Supreme Court scheduled to revisit a proposal to abolish the mandatory bar, petitioner Steve Levine is looking for a compromise.

Nov 8, 2011

Supreme Court dismisses voluntary State Bar proposal

For the second time in less than a year, the Wisconsin Supreme Court shot down a proposal to create a voluntary State Bar.

Sep 23, 2011

State Bar cuts back on meetings outside of Madison

In the face of a six-figure deficit, the State Bar of Wisconsin is juggling cutting costs with outreach efforts to its members statewide.

Sep 22, 2011

State Bar listening sessions prompt prediction of dues increase

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.

Sep 16, 2011

State Supreme Court agrees to consider abolishing mandatory bar (UPDATE)

On Thursday, the state Supreme Court breathed life into a contentious petition to abolish mandatory participation in the State Bar of Wisconsin.


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