Laura Skilton Verhoff

State Bar of Wisconsin

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Candidate for Judicial Council Representative

Laura Skilton Verhoff

Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison

Email: com lsverhoff staffordlaw staffordlaw lsverhoff com

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I am grateful for the opportunity to be nominee for the position of State Bar representative to the Judicial Council. I believe I would make an excellent addition to the Council and am excited about the opportunity to participate in their good work. I have spent a good deal of my time in the recent past working on policy and procedure issues in my role as a Governor on the State Bar Board of Governors for District Nine. I also currently serve on the State Bar’s Executive Committee and am vice-chair of the Policy Committee, where we have been undertaking review and revision of the State Bar’s public policy positions. I am a member of the Judicial Election Steering Committee and the Task Force on Bar/Section Relations, and serve as liaison to the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and the LRIS Committee. I have served for several years on the board of the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund and am active in fundraising for that organization.

In my professional life, I spend time working in many different areas which have provided me with the opportunity to practice in all branches of state and federal courts throughout Wisconsin. The perspective I bring is unique and varied. I will undoubtedly be able to draw on my professional experiences to help evaluate the policy and other issues that arise on the Judicial Council if I am elected to serve. I would very much appreciate your support, and thank you for your consideration.

Biography

LAURA SKILTON VERHOFF, Madison. Professional: University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1997. Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison, 1997-present. Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School--Introduction to Estate Planning, 2009-present. Madison Metropolitan School District, Special Education Teacher, LaFollette High School, 1992-1994. Board Member, Stafford Rosenbaum Board of Directors, 2010-present. Estate and Trust Practice Team Leader, Stafford Rosenbaum, 2011-2013. Personal: Married, Timothy R. Verhoff. Three children, John Henry (14), Annika (12) and Theo (8).

Professional Associations: American Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, Dane County Bar Association

State Bar of Wisconsin: Board of Governors (2012-present); Executive Committee (2013-present); Policy Committee, Member (2012-present), Vice-Chair (2013-present); Judicial Election Steering Committee, Member (2013-present); Task Force on Bar/Section Relations, Member (2013-present); State Bar LRIS Committee, Member (2010-present), BOG Liaison (2013-present); Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, BOG Liaison (2013-present).

Dane County Bar: Dane County Bar Courthouse Committee, Member (2007-2009).

Professional/Community Activities:

Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, Board Member and Fundraising Chair (2011-present).

The Arc-Dane County, Board Member (2006-2012).

Madison Public Schools, Volunteer (2005-present).