State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE is the largest provider of continuing legal education in the state. With an emphasis on providing current, relevant, and practical legal information in a convenient and timely manner, State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE is dedicated to meeting the needs of Wisconsin practitioners for continuing education in the information age.
Using the skill and expertise of volunteer lawyers, PINNACLE staff plans and presents 70-80 live seminars annually. PINNACLE seminars address new legislation and developments in case law, practice management, litigation, negotiation, cutting-edge technology, and in-depth coverage of substantive areas of law. Through a Build Your Practice (BYP) series for newer attorneys or attorneys interested in expanding their practices, the annual updates series, and courses covering specialty practice areas, PINNACLE provides the CLE that attorneys value.
Service over Profit
As part of a nonprofit organization, the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE concentrates on providing high-quality seminars on a broad range of topics at a fair and reasonable price.
PINNACLE is financially self-supporting. All of PINNACLE’s operating expenses and allocated support expenses are paid with revenue PINNACLE generates, including revenue from seminar registrations, sponsorships, and sales of seminar written materials and audio CDs. No State Bar membership dues are to pay PINNACLE’s operating expenses.
The contribution of our volunteers and your strong support as customers make it possible for us to remain financially self-supporting. Our focus continues to be providing high-quality and timely continuing legal education. We have a commitment to meeting the professional development needs of Wisconsin attorneys, not to turning a profit.
Learning Options that Meet Your Needs
PINNACLE staff knows how the legal profession works. We understand the challenges and pressures faced by Wisconsin lawyers, whether they are time pressures, financial pressures, or the inability to be two places at once. We keep these demands in mind when we plan and deliver our seminars.
Our goal is to make CLE affordable and convenient for you. We offer many alternatives for you to participate in CLE programs. Institutes and conferences, live seminars, video replays in locations statewide, telephone and webcast seminars give lawyers scheduling and location flexibility. PINNACLE continues to explore alternative delivery systems to ensure that Wisconsin practitioners are getting the CLE information they need, when and where they need it.
Additional Links of interest:
SCR 31 (CLE rules)