FILING UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court Passes Final Rule Allowing In-House Pro Bono

ACC Position: 

The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a final order supporting the right of registered in-house counsel to perform pro-bono services beginning on January 1, 2017. Additionally, the Court passed an initiative granting any lawyer practicing in Wisconsin the right to receive CLE credit for authorized pro-bono activities. ACC, in coordination with Corporate Pro Bono, sent a comment letter in March 2016, urging the Court to pass a petition amending Supreme Court Rules Chapter 31 and Chapter 10.03 to expand pro bono opportunities to in-house counsel.

Click here to view the final rule petition.