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The Nonresident Lawyers Division helps nonresident members maintain their ties with Wisconsin.  The division promotes greater communication and business opportunities among nonresidents, and it organizes and oversees the growing network of local State Bar chapters across the United States.

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  In her swearing in ceremony in June 2019, State Bar Past President Jill Kastner highlighted the role of the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) in providing services that help lawyers prioritize their well-being. WisLAP is only one part of the well-being solution for Wisconsin lawyers. As a self-regulating profession, all Wisconsin lawyers have good reason to promote the well-being of their colleagues to prevent impairment than can cause harm to clients. Well being is increasingly recognized as a core component of attorney professional responsibility. As a result, a diverse group of lawyers and law students were asked to serve on…
Law students all over the country are asking for something that is an anomaly everywhere but Wisconsin: admission to the bar upon graduation without taking the bar exam. Wisconsin’s “diploma privilege” – or automatic admission – allows for law students to be sworn in to the bar almost immediately upon graduation from one of its two law schools, after meeting other requirements, such as the character and fitness review. As someone who went to law school in Massachusetts, I had to sit for the Wisconsin bar exam when preparing to move there in 2012. It wasn’t until later that I…
The Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, sits just west of the Gateway Arch, and only a few blocks north of Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. It is the home of several hearings that led to the Dred Scott Decision and other historic cases in Missouri’s rich legal history. To prepare for the construction of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which is more commonly referred to as the Arch, over 80 acres of prime riverfront real estate in downtown St. Louis were condemned, and the structures located there leveled. One of the few buildings spared was…
At this point you have heard plenty of news and updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19. The updates change daily and even hourly, as city, state, and the federal governments work to contain the spread of the virus, which is highly contagious and can overwhelm the health care system’s ability to cope and treat affected patients. As of March 18, 2020, cases were reported in all 50 U.S. states. The risk of a larger outbreak is heightened by misconceptions that if someone is not showing symptoms, they are not at risk of either contracting the virus or transmitting it to…
The front of the Lumberjack Tavern in Big Bay, Michigan, displays its connection with the 1959 film, Anatomy of a Murder. If you are a fan of legal dramas, one of the all-time best is Anatomy of a Murder, the 1959 Academy Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning movie starring Jimmy Stewart as Paul Biegler, a small town lawyer from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP), pitted against the high-powered government lawyers from downstate. Biegler fought an uphill battle defending an Army lieutenant seen shooting the bartender of a local bar in Big Bay, Michigan, after his wife accused him of raping and…
Statue of John Marshall outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia is an amazing city to visit. There are lots of important historic sites to tour, museums to explore, and plenty of great restaurants to try. But if you want to get off the beaten path and explore a quirky legal attraction, head to the Mütter Museum. Getting to the 40 lb. Colon Hidden deep in the depths of this medical collection and owned by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia are kidney stones pulled from the body of Chief Justice John Marshall. I was first told about the…
The State Bar of Wisconsin Nonresident Lawyers Division (NRLD) keeps over 8,000 nonresident Wisconsin lawyers connected to the state, and provides valuable resources to lawyers as a benefit of membership. If you reside outside of Wisconsin, you are automatically enrolled in the NRLD once you update your address with the State Bar. Though you may not be in Wisconsin, you can still stay connected and take advantage of all the State Bar has for you. com renaen.flowers gmail Renae Flowers, Marquette 2014, is a health care attorney with DLA Piper in Austin, Texas. She represents health care clients in a…
NRLD member J.J. Moore graduated in May 2018 with a JD and an MBA from Marquette University, and has wasted no time in making a positive impact. Moore recently started a position as a staff attorney for the Hampden County Bar Association in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he works on developing and implementing a new Consumer Debt Initiative. Previously, he was a coordinator for the Mobile Legal Clinic in Milwaukee. The clinic, which is a joint project of Marquette University Law School and the Milwaukee Bar Association, brings services provided by the Milwaukee Justice Center out to isolated neighborhoods where it…
February is Black History Month, a month where we recognize the amazing contributions of African Americans who have served as role models, leaders, and activists in our communities. As attorneys, we have a unique opportunity to advance public interest, so we would be remiss if we did not reflect on the trailblazing attorneys who opened the doors for many of us today. This month, we take time to reflect on the inspirational African-American attorneys who overcame obstacles and paved the trails for attorneys in later generations. Notable Attorneys Macon Bolling Allen (1816-94) was the first African-American attorney in the United…
Nonresident lawyers, now is your chance to connect with the State Bar by running for an open board position. Nonresident Lawyers Division (NRLD) President Kathryn Bullon urges division members to run for division officer and board member positions for 2019-20. Open positions for 2019-20 include: president-elect: the president-elect serves a one-year term, followed by a one-year division president term and a one-year past president term; secretary, serving a two-year term; treasurer, serving a two-year term; and directors — there are 5 board of directors’ positions available; board members serve a two-year term. “We hope you will join us,” Bullon said.…
On June 21, 2018, the NRLD Board had yet another successful board meeting at the State Bar of Wisconsin 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference (AMC) in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Board member attendance was excellent. The aroma of coffee and pastries filled the room. Our outgoing NRLD President, David Werwie, was commended for the exceptional job he did over the past year, and the incoming NRLD President, Kathryn Bullon, was warmly welcomed. There was robust discussion about progress made over the past year, including that the NRLD Facebook page is in full operation once again. Be sure to like and follow…