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The State Bar of Wisconsin ensures that Wisconsin attorneys meet and maintain the highest standards of competency, technical skill and ethical conduct. It also strives to ensure Wisconsin citizens have equal access to legal services of the highest quality, and to a system that affords prompt and fair resolution.

The State Bar of Wisconsin is g​overned by a 52-member Board of Governors, which is primarily made up of attorneys elected by the members. The board includes the association’s five officers and the immediate past president. The board oversees the policy making and operation of the organization. The Executive Committee, which is led by the officers and key representatives from the board and the State Bar's divisions, is authorized to make decisions and perform the duties of the board between meetings.

The State Bar of Wisconsin staff leadership works to accomplish the goals set by the board, while managing the daily operations of the statewide organization.

Board of Governors 2018-2019  

Board of Governors 2018 - 2019 Photo Caption

Front row (from left): Secretary Starlyn R. Tourtillott, President-elect Jill M. Kastner, President Christopher E. Rogers, Past President Paul G. Swanson

Second row (from left): Steven R. Sorenson, Chairperson Odalo J. Ohiku, Treasurer John E. Danner, Executive Director Larry J. Martin, Patricia Epstein Putney, Kathleen Chung

Third row (from left): Steven C. Harvey, Jesse B. Blocher, John P. Macy, Nicholas C. Zales, Lisa M. Lawless, Laura Skilton Verhoff, Kathleen A. Brost, Mary Lynne Donohue, Brittany C. Grayson, Katie R. York

Fourth row (from left): Amber Raffeet August, Theresa M. McDowell, Kori L. Ashley, Danielle M. Kranz, Krista G. LaFave Rosolino, Kathryn M. Bullon, Karen M. Bauer, Rochelle Johnson-Bent, Jeff Goldman, Sherry Coley, Amy E. Wochos, Gretchen G. Rosenke, Elizabeth K. Miles

Fifth row (from left): Truscenialyn Brooks, Jane E. Bucher, Meighan M. Anger, Michael Yang, Susan K. Miller, Robert G. Barrington, Craig R. Steger, Erik R. Guenther, Michael A. McCaskey, Charles “Chuck” Stertz, Toni Caldwell, Bradley Yanke, Jim Marshall

Missing from photo: Jair Alvarez, Andrew P. Beilfuss, Howard J. Bichler, Lori Bienema, Daniel J. Blinka, Gregg M. Herman, Timothy T. Kay, Amanda J. Ley, Joel D. Skinner, Sam Wayne, David M. Werwie

State Bar of Wisconsin Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The term "diversity" has a dynamic meaning that evolves as the demographics in the state change. It is an inclusive concept that encompasses, among other things, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation and disability. Inclusion helps to create a culture that embraces people from the widest range of talent and experience and promotes understanding and respect for all people and different points of view in the legal profession.

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