WAJ Application for Membership 

Join or renew your membership in the largest organization of trial lawyers representing injured consumers in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ), formerly the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, is a dynamic, pro-active and membership driven organization dedicated to helping our members build their practice, better represent their clients and strengthen our profession. 

WAJ Members Receive: Use of WAJ's Madison meeting room, Discussion Forums, our association listservers providing immediate electronic access to the best trial lawyer minds in the state – your WAJ colleagues; reduced registration fees to WAJ’s prestigious quarterly seminars; complete access to the WAJ website including a self-reporting verdicts & settlements database; The Verdict, a quarterly update on civil practice in Wisconsin containing legislative alerts, CLE information, updates on significant legislation and Wisconsin case law, and more; access to TrialSmith (see fees here), the nation’s largest on-line deposition bank exclusively for plaintiff lawyers, a single search can connect you to more than 3.5 million referenced items on your expert. Watch for an email within 7 days after we receive your membership payment with a promotional code that allows your first year of TrialSmith free at the Basis Plus Plan and offers a $350 Discount on the Economy Plan and a $499 discount on the Professional Plan.

Member Services Include: Seminars on diverse topics that aid trial lawyers in their practice, auto brochures that inform consumers how to protect themselves in case of an accident, Case Evaluation Clinics to assist you with your cases, filing of amicus briefs in significant cases, and much more.

Legislation Services: Our lobbyists and public relations staff monitor legislation, develop strategies and effectively present our position to legislators and policy-makers. We educate and mobilize our members, their clients, allied groups and the general public to support consumer rights and family safety.


Member Benefits

“WAJ makes me a better lawyer. The seminars and exchange of ideas to advance our shared interest in helping injured people is invaluable.”

Kristen S. Scheuerman, Appleton, Member since 2010

“The importance of a strong WAJ cannot be overstated. WAJ epitomizes the saying, ‘the whole is greater than the sum of the part.’ Join the fight – join WAJ."

Noah D. Domnitz, Milwaukee, Member since 2008

“As a new attorney, my first stop when researching ANY issue is the WAJ archive. I’ve found countless helpful briefs. When a new issue comes up my first stop is the listserv and the responses have been priceless.”

Scott M. Butler, La Crosse, Member since 2010

As a trial attorney, you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.

The Wisconsin Association for Justice has the tools to help lighten the load.

  • WAJ Listservers: We maintain email discussion group allowing trial attorneys to reach out statewide to other practitioners to seek solutions to difficult issues.
  • CLE Seminars: Our continuing legal education seminars have been rated the best in the state, with incredibly talented and insightful faculty covering the most current legal issues.  As a member you will receive discounted registration fees, and opportunities to participate in our seminars online.
  • Case Evaluation Clinics: Our case evaluation clinics provide member attorneys with a unique opportunity to have their case reviewed by a groups of their peers. These clinics are held in conjunction with our CLE seminars.
  • Amicus Curiae: WAJ runs a highly trained committee of trial attorneys who draft and present Amicus Curiae briefs in appropriate cases before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
  • Research: Our talented research team help you with answers to difficult legal questions.
  • Legislative Representation/Public Relations: Our profession and the civil justice system have been the subject of countless attacks for decades.  The Wisconsin Association for Justice has forged new partnerships to reverse this dangerous trend.  These relationships are already making strides in the Capitol as well as with the press and the public.
  • TrialSmith: TrialSmith is a comprehensive resource for litigation documents and investigative tools including the largest online deposition and expert witness bank in the world. New WAJ members can sign up for a free one-year subscription, a $449 value.
  • The Verdict: WAJ members receive this quarterly publication free with their membership.  The Verdict has detailed information on some of the latest legal questions, as well as articles covering issues ranging from news inside the Capitol to WAJ services and events.
  • New Lawyers Section, Women's Section, Paralegal/Support Staff Meetings: Held regularly throughout the state these meetings are a great place for members to discuss issues, and network with colleagues.


Additional Information for Membership Sections:

Membership Application Options:

  • Online: Please complete and submit the online application below, or
  • Print/paper: Click here to download a printable application

To request more information, click here or call 608-210-3392.  

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