The Wisconsin State Bar’s Board of Governors ("Board") met April 8-9 in Green Bay to discuss a several issues, including an amendment to the State Bar's policy on paralegal supervision.The State Bar’s current policy on paralegal supervision states: “The State Bar of Wisconsin supports attorney supervision of paralegals licensed under the authority of the Supreme Court.”
The Supreme Court does not currently license of regulate paralegals, nor does any other entity in Wisconsin.Gov. William Curran asked the board to strike the words “under the authority of the supreme court” and add “pursuant to law” instead so the State Bar could promote its policy regardless of the licensing body.
The Board approved new policy language that will read: “The State Bar of Wisconsin supports attorney supervision of paralegals licensed pursuant to law.”
Source: State Bar of Wisconsin