Out of Wisconsin (12/17/08):
WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT votes to create a nonprofit corporation designed to increase access to justice.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson recommended that the court look into forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, similar to the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (WisTAF), so that a board could operate independently, but still coordinate its efforts with the court.
The State Bar of Wisconsin requested that the court draft a Supreme Court Rule to permanently establish a 17-member commission to be staffed by the bar.
The South Carolina Access to Justice Commission welcomes Wisconsin to the Access to Justice Community and looks forward to further developments.