WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) Tuesday the Wisconsin State Senate is scheduled to vote on "Sara's Law." The bill is designed to offer more protection to family lawyers.
The bill is named after Sara Quirt-Sann who was killed in the March 22nd shootings because she was representing the shooter's wife in their divorce proceedings.
Stephen Kelson who is an expert with the National Violence Against Lawyers says family lawyers frequently deal with threats to their welfare.
"Primarily the largest areas in the legal practices that receive threats and violence are the areas of criminal law and when you're dealing with family law matters" Kelson said.
After Sara Quirt-Sann was killed in the March 22 shootings, her co-worker pitched the idea that would make threatening a family lawyer a felony. That eventually turned into "Sara's Law"-- which is the first of its kind in the nation.
The bill has already passed the State Assembly. If it passes the Wisconsin State Senate today, it will head to Governor Walker's desk to be signed.