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Admission to the practice of law in Wisconsin

The Supreme Court requires lawyers to be admitted to the Supreme Court and join the State Bar of Wisconsin as a condition of practicing law in the state. There are three ways to apply for admission:

Veterans: On April 19, 2013, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued Order 13-02 creating Supreme Court Rule 40.145, which established a fee waiver program for qualified veterans for admission fees to the Wisconsin bar and for bar examination fees. Eligibility for fee waivers is determined by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Go to (external link) for more information and to apply for an eligibility code.

For questions on admission requirements, including how to use a waiver eligibility code, contact:

Board of Bar Examiners
110 East Main Street, Suite 715
P.O. Box 2748
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2748
Phone: (608) 266-9760