Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Supreme court moves on multijurisdictional practice and gives bar nod to further study unauthorized practice of law petition, among other actions

Our State Bar reports on Wisconsin Supreme Court actions.
The court tentatively adopted a number of amendments to SCR 20:5.5, (Petition 06-06), pertaining to the occasional practice of law in Wisconsin by lawyers who are not licensed to practice here but are licensed in another state. ...

The court unanimously supported a State Bar request to grant the bar more time to analyze two proposals currently before the court that resulted from a March 14 administrative conference on State Bar Petition 07-09. ...

The court unanimously denied State Bar Petition 04-03 to establish a system for licensure and regulation of paralegals in Wisconsin. ...

The court adopted in principle a statute governing the use of videoconferencing in the courts, as requested in Petition 07-12. ...

The court continued its discussion of Rules Petition 08-01: In the matter of the Amendment of Rules of Pleading, Practice and Procedure: Wis. Stat. ch. 756, Juries. ...

Update:

Justices adopt multijurisdiction petition, by Jack Zemlicka, Wisconsin Law Journal, May 1, 2008

Supreme Court will wait before considering UPL exemptions, by Jack Zemlicka, Wisconsin Law Journal, May 1, 2008