There’s little doubt that this fall’s election is one of the most important in our lifetime. That statement has been said in past years, but with a crucial campaign for President underway and the real opportunity to take back the state Assembly it has never been more accurate.
In Wisconsin there have already been numerous reports and concerns raised regarding potential abnormalities on Election Day. As members of the legal community it is our duty to ensure that November’s elections are carried out in a way that ensures those who are eligible to vote are able to do so without fear and intimidation.
WAJ needs your help as a volunteer for the Wisconsin Election Protection program. Partner organizations and WAJ members are gearing up to provide support for voters throughout Wisconsin and ensure that all voters have access to the polls, free from intimidation and harassment.
The New Lawyers Section has made a commitment to WAJ to help locate and coordinate lawyer-poll watchers. As WAJ members spread the word about volunteer opportunities in your area, please consider taking part. Your legal skills and assistance are invaluable in making certain that voters in Wisconsin are not disenfranchised. With everyone’s combined efforts we can be successful in making sure that every vote counts. Please help us spread the word!
Here’s how you can help:
- If you are able to assist in the metro-Milwaukee area contact WAJ member, email Ann Jacobs for information on how to get involved.
- For members outside the metro-Milwaukee area, click here to get involved in your area.
TrialSmith Offers Free Brief and Document Downloads
TrialSmith provides unique investigative tools and services to help plaintiff lawyers achieve successful outcomes for their clients. In February of 2008, the WAJ site was integrated with TrialSmith and has since grown into a key member resource. A single search at www.WisJustice.org links you to these private documents and databases.
As a WAJ member, it is free to search TrialSmith’s databases. Simply go to www.WisJustice.org and click “Search” on the homepage – choose a database to search on the following page. Subscribing to TrialSmith gives you 12 months of unlimited access, enhanced search features, and reduced document pricing. WAJ members also receive exclusive discounts on TrialSmith subscriptions.
The WAJ Brief Bank helps members exchange Briefs, Pleadings, Motions, Interrogatories and other types of documents. There is no charge to download documents contributed by other WAJ members.
Briefs & Motions will contain a variety of documents contributed by plaintiff attorney members of state trial lawyer associations and litigation groups from all over the country. These typically include briefs, pleadings, motions, CVs, IMEs and so on. Any documents that contain your search terms will appear as matches under the association from which they originated.
Freely exchange or find briefs, pleadings, motions, IMEs, CVs and other documents filed in court proceedings. All you have to do is go to www.WisJustice.org and click the search tab at the top right corner and under the “TrialSmith Search Tools” click “Search Expert Depositions.” On the left hand column under WAJ Documents you can click on “Document Bank” and can either search or upload briefs, pleadings, forms and other documents.
Benefits of Contributing Depositions
Create your own free archive of transcripts at www.WisJustice.org by sending your documents (both paper and electronic) to TrialSmith. They’ll convert all of your transcripts into searchable PDFs for free. As a bonus, you’ll earn a $5 credit for each document you send – use these to purchase any of the 350,000 other depositions available at the WAJ site. Call 800-443-1757 or go to www.TrialSmith.com for more information.