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Hon. Charles Dun​n Author Awar​d

As the editorial board for the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, the State Bar’s Communications Committee presents the Hon. Charles Dunn Author Award to recognize writing excellence in the magazine. The award is named in honor of Wisconsin’s first Supreme Court chief justice.

Aaron Dumas ​​​​Christa Westerberg

For their timely January 2020 article, “Social Media, the First Amendment, and Government Actors,” this year’s award goes to two recipients: Aaron Dumas and Christa Westerberg. The judges said “the authors’ explanation of the legal issues at play, and their helpful practical guidelines for accounts that may be considered a public forum are a great resource for citizens and government officials alike.”

Westerberg and Dumas practice with Pines Bach LLP in Madison. Westerberg is a partner focusing on open government law, environmental and land use law, and civil litigation and appeals. Dumas is an associate in the firm’s civil litigation practice group, frequently handling matters involving state and local government actors and policy. They represented the plaintiff in One Wisconsin Now v. Kremer.​

Watch the presentation of the Charles Dunn Wisconsin Lawyer Author Award