May 5, 2021 – More than a year into this pandemic, we need time together – but we also need to stay safe.
The solution? The State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Conference (AMC) – taking place in virtual format June 10-11, 2021.
With no travel time or travel-related expenses needed to attend this year’s AMC, the conference has never been easier to attend. You can get the top-notch content AMC is known for, all from the comfort of your home and office. Everything you can expect from the in-person event will be available to you online.
Choose from Two Dozen CLE Sessions
Everything you can expect from the in-person event will be available to you online. At AMC, you can earn CLE, EPR, LAU, and LPM credits as you choose from two dozen breakout sessions on hot topics like:
Ethics and Data Breaches: Planning, Remediation & Response for Law Firms
Learn how to implement stronger data protection and monitoring safeguards in your firm.
Secondary Trauma in the Judiciary
Understand the potential effects of unrecognized/untreated secondary trauma and stress.
The Shareholder Primacy Debate: What is the Purpose of a Corporation?
Be able to advise corporate clients and boards of directors on their fiduciary duties.
Understanding the Role and Reliability of Forensic Sciences in the Courtroom
Hear nationally recognized legal innovators from the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences explain what is considered “junk science.”
Using Legal Design Thinking to Solve Ethics Dilemmas
Discover how an innovative way of solving ethical dilemmas can help you improve client services at all levels.
Women in the Law
Gain practical tips for addressing specific issues faced by female attorneys.
At AMC, you also have the opportunities to network with colleagues from across the U.S. and celebrate the swearing-in of incoming State Bar President Cheryl Daniels on Wednesday, June 9, at 5 p.m.
Don’t Miss: These AMC Featured Speakers
Recognized by the ABA as a “legal rebel,” Michele DeStefano is the founder of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international think-tank of more than 2,000 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and law and business students who collaborate to hone new skillsets and create innovations at the intersection of law, business, and technology.
Her opening plenary presentation at AMC 2021 examines how lawyers are being called on to change not only what they do but how they do it, in light of rapidly evolving technologies and the digitization of processes. She’ll share findings from hundreds of interviews with attorneys from around the world and leave you with best practices for collaborating to drive digital transformation at your workplace. Find out more about DeStefano in this issue of InsideTrack.
With over 100 civil trials to her credit, featured guest speaker Ellie Krug was the first Iowa lawyer to transition genders, and is one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. She later relocated to the Twin Cities, where she served as the founding executive director of Human Inspiration Works, LLC, a legal nonprofit honored by the American Bar Association award for innovatively increasing legal access. She wrote Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change, and she uses her experience to examine gender biases and the impact of labeling people. Find out more about Krug.
Jarrett Adams, who was wrongfully convicted as a teenager and served 10 years in prison, was released with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Now he’s a lawyer. Adams says the criminal justice system needs foundational change. He will speak on “Redeeming Justice: Addressing Racial Injustice and Repairing the Criminal Justice System.” Co-founder of Life After Justice, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing wrongful convictions and building an ecosystem of support and empowerment for exonerees as they rebuild their lives, Adams also serves as “of counsel” to Birdsall Obear & Associates LLC in Milwaukee. Find out more about Adams.
New This Year: Legal Administrators Offer Preconference Programming
The Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators (WALA) will hold its Annual Continuing Education Conference on Wednesday afternoon, June 9, in conjunction with AMC.
The WALA sessions are open to all AMC registrants at no additional cost, and lawyers can earn 1.0 CLE/EPR credit. WALA attendees also are invited to attend the rest of the AMC education sessions and breakouts.
Reserve Your Spot
Here’s how to register. First-time member-attendees save a $100 on conference tuition.
Visit amc.wisbar.org to view the schedule, seminar descriptions, registration details, and more.