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ATJ commission asking high court to increase pro hac vice application fee

A body that works to ensure poorer Wisconsin residents have access to the civil-justice system is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to help it continue to operate. The Access to Justice Commission is a 17-person body established by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2009. The commission’s work has ranged from supporting a rule change to let unclaimed money from class-action lawsuits ...

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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.

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High court issues order on changes to evidence rules

The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday formally adopting several changes to the state’s rules of evidence. The justices decided to: Change Wisconsin’s rule for allowing past criminal convictions to be introduced to impeach witnesses. Wis. Stat. 906.09 will now conform with state case law and courtroom practice. In its current form, the rule mirrors its federal counterpart, FRE ...

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Report: High court disciplines fewer lawyers

Fewer lawyers were disciplined in the state's most recent fiscal year and grievances were less common than in the year before, even as the allegations that state regulators were most likely to hear about continued to involve attorneys practicing family and criminal law.

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Disciplinary Proceedings

We review Referee James R. Erickson's report recommending, consistent with a stipulation executed by the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) and Attorney Michael M. Rajek, that we dismiss a pending disciplinary complaint against Attorney Rajek.

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Justices issue order changing reciprocity rules

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has officially amended its reciprocity rules to let attorneys whose out-of-state licenses are in good standing and who have practiced exclusively for a federally recognized Indian tribe be waived from having to take the Wisconsin bar exam. The justices released the order changing the language of the rule on Wednesday. It took effect immediately. The proposal ...

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Supreme Court candidate calls Trump ‘unhinged’

A state Supreme Court candidate called President Donald Trump an "unhinged billionaire" and labeled Gov. Scott Walker's signature public union restrictions an attack on democracy during a candidate forum Friday, playing up his liberal stances in what's supposed to be a nonpartisan race.

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