April 2015 Print

Special MBA Program

The Wisconsin Court System's New Normal for Funding
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Bar Association

The Milwaukee Bar Association is pleased to host a program over the noon hour on Tuesday, April 28, addressing the Governor’s proposed changes to how the Wisconsin Court System will be funded.  The program will feature the Honorable Jeffrey A. Kremers, Chief Judge of the First Judicial District, and Brian K. Hagedorn, Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Scott Walker.  The speakers will lead a discussion highlighting the significant changes in how the court system would be funded under the proposed changes to the budget, including an examination of both the challenges and opportunities that the proposed changes present. 

The program is open to all MBA members as well as the general public.

Please click here for the full press release

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Law Day 2015

Please click here for Law Day 2015 flyer
Saturday, May 9th, 10am-2pm
Forest Home Library
Central Library
Center Street Library
Brown Deer Library

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Click here to download the 2015 Spring Messenger.

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Proposed Amendments to Wisconsin's Rules of Evidence

The Wisconsin Judicial Council recently completed a comprehensive review and study of Wisconsin’s Rules of Evidence.  Several rules have been recommended for amendment.  Attached please find a draft of the proposed amendments

If members of the MBA have any comments or suggestions regarding the proposed amendments, please submit them to me no later than May 14, 2015.  If you would like to provide input, but are unable to do so by May 14th, please let me know.  The Judicial Council will review the comments with the prospect of formally proposing rule changes in late 2015.  On behalf of the Wisconsin Judicial Council, thank you for your time.  

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information.

April M. Southwick, Attorney
Wisconsin Judicial Council

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