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Rivals for seat on Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 47 to meet at forum

Two Milwaukee lawyers vying for a seat on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court bench will be facing off in a debate organized by the Milwaukee Bar Association.

Scott Wales and Kashoua Yang will participate in a forum held from noon to 1 p.m. March 16 at the Milwaukee Bar Association, 424 E. Wells St., according to a news release.

In addition to being a solo practitioner, Wales has been a municipal judge for the village of Fox Point for eight years. Wales has been practicing law since 1988 and has been admitted to practice in Wisconsin since 1991. He earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fla.

Yang, also a solo practitioner, specializes in family law, family mediation, workers’ compensation and social security disability matters. Before her career in law, Yang worked for the Kohler Co. She earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law school in 2009.

Voters will head to the polls April 4.

 

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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