Milwaukee Bar Association: Leadership - Service - Innovation

The Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA) has a long and proud tradition of leadership, service, and innovation in the Milwaukee legal community and beyond. As the largest voluntary bar association in the state, the MBA serves as a valuable resource to, and a voice for our members and the Milwaukee legal community as a whole.


Message to Members and Visitors: COVID-19 

To help protect the health and safety of all as we navigate COVID-19 (coronavirus), and in light of significant federal, state, and local restrictions on communal gathering, the MBA is temporarily suspending physical operations. The health and well-being of our members and staff—as well as the entire community—is our highest priority. Read more...


Probate Bench-Bar Committee Meeting: June 8th Key Take-Aways

Notes from the meeting:

• The “in-person” requirement for permanent hearings continues to pose issues for process servers, GAL’s, and others who must visit the ward; the burden will be on the petitioning attorney to confirm that all who must visit the ward in-person are able to do so and to serve as the contact person to arrange the meetings.
• GAL’s may decline appointments.
• The WATTS calendar remains suspended.
• Probate hearings will not be scheduled in-person until further order of the Chief Judge.
• Hearings on objections to claims may be held via Zoom.
• For hearings to be held via Zoom, instructions will be provided with the code and password for the hearing; the Affidavit of Mailing should identify that these instructions have been provided to all interested parties.

Read the full meeting notes here.


Court Updates 

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Special Thanks to the 100% Club Firms

100% Club members are firms of five or more attorneys that enroll all attorneys as MBA members. Each firm receives special acknowledgement in the MBA facility, The Brief e-newsletter, here on the MBA website, and a special events like Judges' Night and State of the Court. Plus, 100% Club firms know their support of the local bar association helps provide meaningful services to both the legal community and the public.

100% Club

Investors in the future!

The Milwaukee Bar Association has been the cornerstone of Milwaukee's legal community since 1858. The MBA is proud to have created a facility in downtown Milwaukee that will serve as a home and a resources for all of Milwaukee County's legal community.

Our facility donors helped create a space with state of the art meeting facilities that can be utilized by all. Donors also provided space for new attorneys to begin their practice with tools to support practice and personal growth. The MBA will be a place you can stop in for a cup of coffee, to catch up with a colleague or meet clients.

Facility Donors