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Wisconsin State Bar

Jun 14, 2023

State Bar of Wisconsin swears in new President, WisDOJ budget, cybersecurity, and public defender and ADA salaries discussed

Board of Governor's Meeting went into closed session only 31 minutes into the meeting.

Mar 23, 2023

Wisconsin on brink of constitutional crisis as courts face unprecedented DA, public defender shortage

Editors Note: Our Managing Editor, Steve Schuster spoke to Judges, the Office of Lawyer Regulation, Federal Prosecutors, District Attorneys throughout the Midwest, the State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Attorney General, Governor Tony's Evers office, as well as legislatures to determine the full extent of the problem and possible solutions on how to fix Wisconsin's broken criminal justice system.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Annette Ziegler administers the oath to Cheryl Furstace Daniels, the new president of the State Bar of Wisconsin, on Wednesday.
Jun 10, 2021

Daniels sworn in as State Bar president

Cheryl Furstace Daniels has been sworn in as the new president of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Jun 9, 2021

Chief Justice Ziegler gives update on court operations, recognizes Milwaukee County’s Triggiano during MBA meeting

Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Annette Ziegler provided an update on court operations as pandemic-related restrictions lift throughout the state and recognized Milwaukee County Chief Judge Mary Triggiano's leadership during the Milwaukee Bar Association's 2021 annual meeting.

Mar 5, 2021

Court approves changes to emeritus membership status, more practice time for law students

The Wisconsin Supreme Court approved changes to emeritus membership status at the State Bar of Wisconsin and re-established a rule to allow more supervised practice time for law students.

Feb 26, 2021

State Bar defends petition to change emeritus status, offer new Senior Active membership

State Bar of Wisconsin officials are defending a petition that seeks to modify the bar membership status of older members, a proposal opposed by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners.

Feb 5, 2021

State Bar offers free legal advice for small-business owners

The State Bar of Wisconsin is offering free legal advice to small businesses harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 2, 2020

Supreme Court declines to take up lawsuit over State Bar’s mandatory dues

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a lawsuit over the State Bar of Wisconsin's mandatory bar dues.

May 28, 2020

Daniels, new State Bar president-elect, ready to listen, lead (VIDEO)

The Madison attorney Cheryl Daniels is the newest member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s leadership team in what has proved to be a historic election for the organization. Daniels defeated Michael May, Madison city attorney, in the April race for president-elect. Her victory marked the first time in State Bar history that three women […]

Apr 27, 2020

Daniels to serve as State Bar president-elect

Madison attorney Cheryl Daniels has been elected the State Bar of Wisconsin president-elect, marking the first time in State Bar history that three women will serve as the organization’s top leaders. The State Bar announced Daniels’ election on Friday. Daniels, a government lawyer at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection in Madison, […]

Apr 16, 2020

State Bar proposes eliminating $4 dues increase, citing pandemic

The State Bar of Wisconsin is asking its Board of Governors to eliminate the $4 dues increase proposed in its 2021 budget to help lawyers who are struggling with financial hardship amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 6, 2020

State Bar helps lawyers with COVID-19 difficulties

The State Bar of Wisconsin is working to help lawyers with both personal and professional difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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