CLE Schedule

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 WALA Session: The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Session Description:

The legal profession continues to be one of the least diverse professions in the United States, and the challenges of creating a true inclusive environment continue. In this session, Bryan Parker, CEO and co-founder of Legal Innovators, will discuss the significance of data in implementing and enhancing diversity and inclusion in today’s legal industry. Bryan will also explore actions that law firms, corporate legal departments and other organizations in the law must take to achieve a sustainable, diverse workplace.

Bryan will discuss some case studies from both law firms and corporations and showcase the business case for DEI. This session will be of great interest to all legal professionals seeking to implement real and lasting change to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Sponsored By:

WALA

Presented By:

Bryan R. Parker
Legal Innovators, Washington, D.C.


2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 WALA Session: Resilience in a Virtual World

Session Description:

With the blurring of lines between work and home, we all need the tools to manage through dramatic shifts in our lives. Paul Huschilt takes us on an imaginative quest to fight workplace and other stress with humor. We’ll learn positive solutions and tactics to deal with stress and change, and ways to stay resilient and healthy through difficult times. This virtual session is not only helpful – it’s a lot of fun. You will laugh while you learn and you may even find yourself singing at your desk.


Sponsored By:

WALA

Presented By:

Paul Huschilt
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 WALA Session: Answers to Advanced Trust Account Questions: Credit Card Processing, Wire Transfers, Disputes, and Much More...

Session Description:

The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Ethics Counsel and Law Practice Assistance Manager will provide answers to common advanced trust account questions concerning credit card processing, wire transfers, disputes and other common issues relating to accepting electronic transactions. This session will allow you to ensure your firm’s compliance with Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules and resolve any unanswered questions. You will not want to miss this ACE session, so register today for the virtual conference!


Sponsored By:

WALA

Presented By:

Aviva Meridian Kaiser
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison

Christopher Shattuck
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison



Thursday, June 10, 2021


7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Legal Expo Open

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary featuring Professor and Attorney Michele DeStefano

Session Description:

Founder and Director of Law Without Walls, professor at University of Miami Law School, and guest faculty at Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program, Atty. DeStefano has been recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top 20 most innovative lawyers around the intersection of law, business and technology. She’ll help us understand the impact of technology, what the legal profession can expect in the future, what’s here to stay, and what’s necessary for firms to stay competitive.


 

 

Presented By:

Michele DeStefano
Professor of Law, University of Miami Law School, Coral Gables, FL


9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

The “Shareholder Primacy” Debate: What is the Purpose of a Corporation?

Session Description:

Since the early 1970s, the “shareholder primacy” paradigm has dominated corporate governance thinking. In August 2019, the Business Roundtable, an influential group of CEOs from major American companies, issued a controversial new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This program will inform Wisconsin lawyers of the arguments on both sides of the debate, i.e., Should a corporation be focused primarily on maximizing shareholder value, or should a corporation be focused on commitments to various stakeholders when making decisions? Relatedly, panelists will discuss whether there should be more accountability toward achieving Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. You will:

  • Get up-to-speed on the debate over a corporation’s purpose
  • Be able to advise corporate clients and boards of directors on their fiduciary duties

Sponsored By:

Business Law Section

Presented By:

Nadelle E. Grossman (Moderator)
Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee

Paul J. Jones
Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee

Yaron Nili
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, Madison

Proving Up Construction Contract Delay Damages

Session Description:

Construction contract damages arise in many scenarios. This program will focus on establishing, proving up, and collecting damages incurred by prime and subcontractors in an array of scenarios, including unforeseen site conditions, changes in scope of work, delays resulting from utility conflicts, and more. You will:

  • Identify contract clauses limiting recovery
  • Apply damage principles and methods of establishing, calculating, and collecting damages
  • Become aware of potential contract claims, contract terms, and reasonableness of settlement offers

Sponsored By:

Construction and Public Contract Law Section

Presented By:

Steven L. Slawinski
O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee

Brian R. Smigelski
DeWitt LLP, Brookfield

James S. Thiel
Thiel, Vu & Associates, Madison

Update on Wisconsin Criminal Law and Procedure

Session Description:

Without a firm understanding of current legal developments, prosecutors cannot effectively seek justice and defense attorneys cannot be constitutionally effective. This session will focus on recent, significant cases that affect critical areas of criminal practice. You will cover:

  • Case law developments arising from the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • Pertinent federal case law on evidence, substantive criminal law, and criminal procedure

Sponsored By:

Criminal Law Section

Presented By:

Rebecca Coffee
Mastantuono & Coffee S.C., Milwaukee

Susan Happ
Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison

Roy Korte
Retired Criminal Litigation Unit Director (Wisconsin Department of Justice), Madison

Michael O’Hear
Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee


10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Break

11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Treatment of Debts Upon Death and Divorce

Session Description:

Who gets paid when you die? Who is liable for what debts and why, pre-and post-divorce? This presentation will answer these questions and more, providing a 3-dimensional understanding of the issues that attorneys regularly encounter in family law, probate/estate planning, and creditor/debtor practices. While walking through the hypotheticals involving the death and divorce of a debtor, you will:

  • Learn who’s entitled to be paid from what money
  • Pick up strategies for altering who gets paid and from what assets/income
  • Be able to better answer your clients’ questions

Sponsored By:

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights Section

Presented By:

Benjamin P. Payne
Hanson & Payne, LLC, Milwaukee

Christine Wolk
Wolk Law Office, Oshkosh

Ethics and Data Breaches: Planning, Remediation & Response for Law Firms

Session Description:

Do you conduct regular tests to see whether your devices have been compromised? Many attorneys do not adequately plan for data breaches, and in the unfortunate event that breaches occur, few lawyers abide by the proper Wisconsin Supreme Court rules. In this program, you will:

  • Review your ethical obligations regarding a data breach of client information
  • Learn how to implement stronger data protection and monitoring safeguards in your firm
  • Get tips for notifying clients whose information has been compromised

Sponsored By:

State Bar of Wisconsin Ethics Program
State Bar of Wisconsin Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP)

Presented By:

Aviva Meridian Kaiser
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison

James Pearson
The Computer Center, Janesville

Christopher Shattuck
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison

Appellate E-filing in Wisconsin

Session Description:

In April 2019, the Wisconsin Supreme Court authorized a pilot e-filing project and the creation of a work group. To test the new system, a small number of cases were identified to be e-filed in District 4. This program will reveal what the group has learned so far and explain:

  • How the system will work
  • Anticipated changes to appellate procedure
  • How to comply with appellate e-filing

Sponsored By:

Appellate Practice Section

Presented By:

Jennifer D. Andrews
Chief Staff Attorney, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Madison

Jean Bousquet
Chief Information Officer, Wisconsin Court System (CCAP), Madison

Sheila Reiff
Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Madison

Hon. Lisa K. Stark
Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District III, Wausau


12:05 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Changed Genders, Changed Perspectives

Session Description:

In this presentation, Ellen “Ellie” Krug discusses her experience transitioning from male to female, as well as working as a male vs. female attorney. She’ll discuss how changing genders affected her ability to fit in and gave her new perspective on the obstacles that women face in social interactions and in the workplace. As a civil trial attorney, Ellie will give particular attention to gender biases she’s witnessed in the law and legal practice, including by members of the jury, opposing counsel, and clients. Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and will leave with:

  • An awareness of gender biases in day-to-day interactions
  • A better understanding of the obstacles faced by female lawyers and the LGBTQ+ population
  • Tips for being an ally
  • The ability to recognize room for growth in the legal community and community at large

Sponsored By:

Nonresident Lawyers Division
Diversity & Inclusion Oversight Committee

Presented By:

Ellen "Ellie" Krug
Human Inspiration Works, LLC, Minneapolis, MN

Tips for Answering a Complaint…And Other Procedural Tricks

Session Description:

Answer practice is too often overlooked as a process of asserting general denials to claims the attorney will evaluate more closely later. During this time, valuable defensive tools can be squandered. This presentation will focus on procedural and strategic tools to maximize a defendant’s leverage in defending a lawsuit from its earliest stage: the answer to the complaint. You’ll cover:

  • Analysis of proper service
  • Which defenses are compulsory in the defendant’s initial pleading
  • Offensive options
  • Whether to file a motion vs. filing an answer

Sponsored By:

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Section
Solo Small Firm & General Practice Section

Presented By:

Sherry Coley
Davis Kuelthau, S.C., Green Bay

Deanne Koll
Bakke Norman Law Offices, S.C., New Richmond

Tips and Trends in Estate Planning & Elder Law

Session Description:

Understand how elder law issues and estate planning go hand in hand with this informative presentation. You’ll explore recent changes and trends that affect the fields of estate planning and elder law, and discuss topics such as:

  • New methods for notarization
  • Insights into future law office practices, possible new legal professionals, and potential online representation
  • Issues that affect health care powers and financial powers of attorney

Sponsored By:

Elder Law and Special Needs Section

Presented By:

Terry L. Campbell
Moertl, Wilkins & Campbell, S.C., Milwaukee

Lawrence J. Glusman
Davis Kuelthau, S.C., Milwaukee

Margaret W. Hickey
Becker, Hickey & Poster, SC, Milwaukee


1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Break

2:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Gray Area Thinking

Session Description:

Humans are naturally wired to group others who are “different” than themselves, which can lead to harmful labels and marginalization. In this inclusivity presentation, Ellen “Ellie” Krug will teach a simple three-part toolset for challenging black and white thinking. Gray Area Thinking© will help attendees:

  • Develop self-awareness of the human tendency to group and label
  • Gain strategies for overcoming fear of the unknown
  • Interact with diverse people in more mindful and compassionate ways

Sponsored By:

Nonresident Lawyers Division
Diversity & Inclusion Oversight Committee

Presented By:

Ellen "Ellie" Krug
Human Inspiration Works, LLC, Minneapolis, MN

A View from the Bench: How the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys Affect Judicial Decision-Making

Session Description:

In this program, a panel of judges and former judges and attorneys will use hypotheticals to explore issues in which the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys may play a role in the court’s decision-making. From situations involving conflicts of interest to the use of materials inadvertently sent to opposing counsel, both attorneys and judges will benefit from the discussion. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify situations in which the Rules of Professional Conduct may be relevant to judicial decision-making
  • Accurately interpret the Rules to resolve issues

Sponsored By:

Professional Ethics Committee

Presented By:

Hon. Michael J. Hanrahan
Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Milwaukee

Aviva Meridian Kaiser
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison

Hon. Mario D. White
Dane County Circuit Court, Madison

Civil Litigation Motion Practice From Start to Finish: A View From the Bench

Session Description:

This program will provide the dos and don’ts of successful motion practice from the standpoint of judges. All civil litigators, regardless of experience level, will benefit from learning the types of motions that are successful, as well as the ones that are received unfavorably. You will gain insight on:

  • When – and when not – to bring a motion
  • What judges are looking for from the movant

Sponsored By:

Litigation Section

Presented By:

Hon. Valarie Bailey-Rihn
Dane County Circuit Court (Branch 3), Madison

Hon. Mark J. McGinnis
Outagamie County Circuit Court, Appleton

Kathy L. Nusslock
Davis Kuelthau, S.C., Milwaukee

Alexander “Sandie” Pendelton
Pendleton Legal, S.C., Milwaukee


3:25 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Break

3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How to Collect from an LLC or Corporation

Session Description:

Trying to collect a claim from a company can feel like traversing through a sunless morass. To avoid payment, companies often create multiple obstacles by employing tactics like “switch and flush” or filing bankruptcy cases and receiverships. This program will focus on increasing the likelihood of recovering on a claim through the use of charging orders, receivers, and garnishments.

You will:

  • Learn cost-effective, productive tools for collecting a claim against a company or against the individual owner of a company
  • Improve your ability to obtain recoveries on claims
  • Understand why certain strategies are ineffective

Sponsored By:

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Section
Solo Small Firm & General Practice Section

Presented By:

James V. Block
Krautkramer & Block LLC, Wausau

J. David Krekeler
Krekeler Strother, S.C., Madison

Brittany S. Ogden
Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison

Making the Business Case for Lawyer Well-Being

Session Description:

Law is a notoriously stressful profession, and the pandemic hasn’t helped to change the status quo. The constant changes and complexities inherent in law practice coupled with working from home challenges and the 24/7 “always on” pace of the industry have left attorneys more stressed than ever. With an urgent need to prioritize attorney well-being in the workplace, this program will explore:

  • How well-being skills can enable higher performance and engagement, more cohesive relationships and teams, and more effective problem solving
  • How changing the way services are performed and billed may have a net positive effect economically
  • How modernizing practices to prioritize well-being can be used as an effective recruitment and retention tool

Sponsored By:

Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP)
Young Lawyers Division

Presented By:

Paula M. Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP
The Davis Laack Stress & Resilience Institute, Milwaukee

Emily L. Stedman
Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee

From the 2020 Election to Redistricting: Lawyers at Work

Session Description:

A pandemic, record absentee and early voting, slowdowns in mail delivery, political polarization – the 2020 presidential election was particularly historic. In this two-part program, attorneys and experienced state government journalists will share what it was like “in the trenches,” how they dealt with unprecedented challenges, and what to expect in the upcoming battle over Wisconsin redistricting.

You will:

  • Learn about elections law and administration from attorneys who helped to manage the 2020 election
  • Get tips for litigating high-stakes, high-visibility cases from private attorneys on both sides of the aisle
  • Review Wisconsin’s current law on redistricting
  • Understand how the 2021-22 redistricting process is expected to play out

Sponsored By:

Government Lawyers Division

Presented By:

Hon. JoAnne F. Kloppenburg (Moderator)
Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV, Madison

Rick Eisenberg
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee

Michael Haas
City Attorney, City of Madison, Madison

Jeffrey A. Mandell
President & Lead Counsel, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison

Tyrone M. St. Junior II
Assistant City Attorney, City of Milwaukee

Dr. Alisa Von Hagel
University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior


4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Transfer

4:40 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Reaching our Maximum Potential: Findings from the Task Force on Wisconsin Lawyer Well-Being

Session Description:

For the first time, Wisconsin is experiencing a statewide movement to improve the well-being of judges, lawyers, and law students. The Task Force on Wisconsin Lawyer Well-Being, a group 40+ members strong, is actively working to reduce the stigma of substance abuse and mental health issues. In this program, attendees will receive an update on the Task Force’s work and learn:

  • How the Task Force has catalyzed the movement
  • The group’s findings to date
  • Their <professional> recommendations for improving lawyer well-being

Sponsored By:

Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP)

Presented By:

Hon. Todd W. Bjerke
La Crosse County Circuit Court, La Crosse

Lindsey D. Draper
Institute for Well-Being in Law, Wauwatosa

Mary S. Spranger
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison

Impact of Methamphetamine on the Law: From Criminal to Civil Litigation

Session Description:

In certain areas of Wisconsin, methamphetamine use is increasing. From disputes between neighbors to addicted parents in divorce and custody cases, the societal impact of methamphetamine use is widespread and affects multiple legal practice areas. This session will give attorneys tools and strategies that they can apply directly to their cases and clients. You’ll be able to:

  • Spot direct and indirect effects of methamphetamine use
  • Identify agencies impacted by growing meth use
  • Know which agencies are best equipped to assist individuals with addiction
  • Navigate the effects of addiction issues in and out of the courtroom

Sponsored By:

Young Lawyers Division

Presented By:

Elizabeth Gebert
Langlade County District Attorney, Antigo

Treaty Rights, Environmental Regulation, and Taxation in Indian Country

Session Description:

Within and outside of reservations, thorny legal issues can arise around which government has regulatory authority and over what. This program will cover many interrelated topics around treaty rights, environmental protection, and taxation – topics all related to reservations and territories ceded by Ojibwe tribes through treaties in 1837 and 1842, which paved the way for Wisconsin statehood in 1848.

Attorneys who navigate government regulation at any level in the areas of tribal-state relations, taxation, and land tenure will benefit from discussions on:

  • Taxation of fee lands and energy infrastructure
  • Food gathering
  • Tribal environmental regulation

Sponsored By:

Indian Law Section
Environmental Law Section

Presented By:

Colette Routel
Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN

Philomena Kebec
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Odanah

Dyllan Linehan
Assistant Attorney General, Lac Courte Oreilles Office of the Attorney General, Hayward


Friday, June 11, 2021


7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Legal Expo Open

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Using Legal Design Thinking to Solve Ethical Dilemmas

Session Description:

In this interactive session, you’ll discover how legal design thinking can transform how in-house legal teams respond to clients’ concerns. After hearing a hypothetical case, the group will be tasked with finding a creative solution that uses the legal design thinking approach. Discover how this new and innovative way of solving ethical dilemmas can help:

  • Make your communications and documents clearer
  • Increase collaboration, innovation, and productivity across your team
  • Improve client services at all levels
  • Deliver value that your clients demand

Sponsored By:

International Practice Section

Presented By:

Ngosong Fonkem
Page Fura, P.C., Milwaukee

Kristen Hardy
Briggs & Stratton, Milwaukee

Jeffrey Perzan
MWH Law Group, LLP, Milwaukee

Bethany Wilson
Palmersheim Dettmann, S.C., Middleton

Risk! 2021 Legal Ethics Edition

Session Description:

Rapid changes in technology have challenged the applicability of the Rules of Professional Conduct in areas like advertising and solicitation, communication with clients, and the delivery of legal services. As a result, there aren’t always clear cut answers to modern ethical questions. In this memorable session – featuring multiple choice answers and interactive polling – attorneys can practice evaluating risk when the answer may not be so straightforward.

You will:

  • Explore ethical considerations in hypothetical situations
  • Understand new developments and decisions in ethics
  • Pick up new methods for evaluating risk in future cases

Sponsored By:

Professional Ethics Committee

Presented By:

Thomas J. Watson (Moderator)
Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co., Madison

Dean R. Dietrich
Dietrich VanderWaal, S.C., Wausau

Aviva Meridian Kaiser
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison

Stacie Rosenzweig
Halling & Cayo S.C., Milwaukee

Understanding the Role and Reliability of Forensic Sciences in the Courtroom

Session Description:

Can you spot testimony that isn’t supported by science? Or more importantly, do you know the best strategies for responding in those cases? Legal innovators from the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences (CIFS) are on a mission to keep bad science out of the courtroom, and they’ll share their best strategies for challenging faulty, outdated forensic science

Attendees will leave with an understanding of:

  • What is considered “junk science”
  • Why the way the legal system engages with forensic science needs to be reform
  • What CIFS is doing to strengthen the integrity of the American criminal justice system

Sponsored By:

Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences

Presented By:

Jerome F. Buting
Buting, Williams & Stilling, S.C., Brookfield

Prof. Keith A. Findley
University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison

Katherine H. Judson
Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences, Madison

Dean A. Strang
Strang Bradley, LLC, Madison


9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Break

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Social Media in Family Law

Session Description:

The legal environment is being transformed by society’s ubiquitous use of communication technologies. This session will identify and resolve key ethical questions regarding the use of technology in family court, including the use of social media platforms, practice management systems, website, email, and texting. A few of the issues to be discussed include:

  • Privacy/confidentiality and duties owed to clients, opposing counsel, and the court
  • Attorney/client privilege and privilege waivers
  • Potentially prejudicial evidence or improperly obtained evidence
  • Independent searches of social network sites
  • Client communication and keeping client info secure
  • Ethical duties when mining metadata or electronically-stored information
  • Personal privacy and security concerns arising from database searches

Sponsored By:

Family Law Section

Presented By:

Comm. Sally Danner
Family Court Commissioner, Fond du Lac

Hon. Michael R. Fitzpatrick
Wisconsin Court of Appeals - District IV, Madison

Comm. Mark Fremgen
Dane County Circuit Court, Madison

David B. Karp
Karp& Iancu, S.C., Milwaukee

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison

Women in the Law

Session Description:

Attorneys of all genders, experience levels, and practice areas will appreciate this session on the issues faced by female attorneys. Meant to be an interactive conversation between the panelists and the audience, this session will cover topics related to:

  • Where women work
  • Evaluation and promotion
  • Leadership and mentoring
  • Why law firms need women
  • Tips for retention

Attendees will gain practical tips for addressing each issue and come away with a better understanding of why increased female representation in the workplace benefits law firms and results in stronger representation for clients.


Sponsored By:

Solo Small Firm & General Practice Section
Association of Women Lawyers

Presented By:

Stephanie L. Melnick (Moderator)
Melnick & Melnick, S.C., Milwaukee

Hon. Kori Ashley
Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Milwaukee

Ann S. Jacobs
Jacobs Injury Law, S.C., Milwaukee

Hon. Nancy Joseph
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Hon. JoAnne F. Kloppenburg
Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV, Madison

Krista Rosolino
Warshafsky, Rotter, Tarnoff & Bloch S.C., Milwaukee

Secondary Trauma in the Judiciary

Session Description:

Due to their exposure to graphic and potentially disturbing evidence and testimony, judges and legal professionals are at risk for secondary trauma. Nevertheless, judges are often excluded from stress debriefing exercises and support systems that other front-line professionals have access to. This program emphasizes the need for better treatment and support options for judges to decrease career dissatisfaction and impairment. You will:

  • Discuss the causes and symptoms of secondary trauma
  • Understand the potential effects of unrecognized/untreated secondary trauma and stress
  • Learn about the concept of trauma-informed decision-making in the courtroom
  • Review current efforts underway in Wisconsin to improve judges’ and lawyers’ well-being

Sponsored By:

Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP)

Presented By:

Hon. Carl Ashley
Milwaukee Circuit Court, Branch 33, Milwaukee

Tim Grove
SaintA, Milwaukee

Hon. Mary Triggiano
First Judicial Administrative District, Milwaukee County


10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closing Plenary featuring Author and Attorney Jarrett Adams

Session Description:

Atty. Jarrett Adams shares a powerful story of a wrongful conviction as a 17 year old and an exoneration with the assistance of the Wisconsin Innocence Project after 10 years in prison and multiple appeals. After completing law school, he become a licensed attorney in IL, NY and WI devoting his practice to criminal defense and civil rights cases in state and federal court. He remains committed to righting his clients’ wrongs and, based on his own experience, highlighting the systemic issues that create racial inequalities in our criminal justice system.


 

 

Presented By:

Jarrett Adams
Law Office of Jarrett Adams, PLLC


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Contact Us

General Info:
Tim Clark
tclark@wisbar.org
(800) 444-9404 ext. 6110
(608) 250-6110
 
Sponsors & Exhibitors:
Karen Richter
krichter@wisbar.org
(800) 444-9404 ext. 6132
(608) 250-6132
State Bar of Wisconsin