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    September 14, 2017

    State Bar of Wisconsin Hosts Reporters’ Legal Workshop

    Kristen Durst

    The discussion on disparate incarceration in Wisconsin, from left: Judge Carl Ashley, Milwaukee County Circuit Court; Cecelia Klingele, associate professor, U.W. Law School; Mike Nichols, president, Wisconsin Policy Research Institute;  Michael O’Hear, professor, Marquette University Law School; and State Bar Past-president Fran Deisinger, moderator.

    Sept. 14, 2017 – Over 100 journalists and lawyers attended the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Reporters’ Legal Workshop Friday, Sept. 8.

    The free event was organized to educate and assist journalists who cover legal issues and the courts and featured presentations and panels by veteran reporters, lawyers and judges.

    Topics that were covered included public records, media law, immigration law and policy changes, mass and disparate incarceration, evidence-based decision making (EBDM) strategies to improve the criminal justice system, covering the courts and accessing public records, and Gill v. Whitford, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court redistricting case.

    The journalists who attended came from print and broadcast media organizations from around the state.

    Visit the State Bar’s Facebook page for more photos of this event, or click here.

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