Presidential Swearing-in and Celebration
Wednesday, June 20, 4:30-6 P.M.
Help us celebrate our new leader as Christopher E. Rogers is sworn in as the next State Bar of Wisconsin president. And honor the end of an outstanding term for our outgoing president, Paul G. Swanson.
Conference Kick-Off Party
Wednesday, June 20
It’s party time! Mingle and meet colleagues surrounded by the elegant beauty of the Grand Geneva’s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture. Enjoy great food and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as we toast the beginning of another great Conference.
Marquette/UW Law School Alumni Reception
Wednesday, June 20
Not ready to call it a night? Join members of the Marquette and UW Law Schools for refreshments, drinks, and socializing. Badger or Golden Eagle, everyone is welcome at this relaxed reception.
Luncheon Plenary — Featuring P.J. O'Rourke
Thursday, June 21, 12:30-1:45 P.M.
Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear thoughts from America’s leading political satirist, P.J. O’Rourke. Formerly editor of National Lampoon, he has reported for such publications as Car and Driver, Automobile, American Spectator, Playboy, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone.
O’Rourke has written 16 books on subjects as diverse as politics, cars, etiquette, and economics. His book about Washington, Parliament of Whores, and his book about international conflict and crisis, Give War a Chance, both reached #1 on the New York Times best-seller list.
He is a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard, H. L. Mencken fellow at the Cato Institute, a member of the editorial board of World Affairs, correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, and a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me!
Member Recognition Celebration
Thursday, June 21, 5:30-7:30 P.M.
Every year, we honor the attorneys, judges, law firms, organizations, and students who've made important contributions to Wisconsin and the legal profession. Come celebrate with us! To learn more about these awards and how you can nominate your peers, visit our website.
Judge of the Year
Charles Dunn Wisconsin Lawyer Author
Hotline Attorney of the Year
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Pro Bono Firm/Organization of the Year
WisLAP Volunteer of the Year
Dan Tuchscherer Outstanding Public Interest Law Attorney
Ryan Klesh Public Interest Legal Worker
Outstanding Public Interest Law Students
Gordon Sinykin Award of Excellence
Government Lawyers Division Service Award
Nonresident Lawyers Division Founder's Award
Senior Lawyers Division Leonard L. Loeb Award
Young Lawyers Division Outstanding Young Lawyer
Young Lawyers Division Mentoring Award
Thursday, June 21, 7-10 P.M.
Ahoy there! It’s all hands on deck for this nautical-themed gala. Wear your best leisure apparel and enjoy smooth sailing surrounded by friends. Buoy your spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages. We’re setting a course for fun – anchors aweigh!
Thursday, June 21, 10 P.M.-12 A.M.
Keep the good times rolling at the popular AMC After Party. All AMC attendees are welcome at this late-night gathering after the All-Conference Party. Join your friends and colleagues at our private suite for pizza, beverages, and laughs.