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The judges of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin currently are accepting applications for the position of Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court.

This is a high-level management position, responsible for the management of all non-judicial functions and activities of the court.

The application deadline is Oct. 1. For more detailed information and application instructions, visit www.wieb.uscourts.gov.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School Dean Kenneth B. Davis Jr. has announced that he will step down and return to the faculty in September 2011.

He joined to the law school in 1978 and has been dean of the school since December 1997. He is the school’s second longest-serving dean in its 142-year history.

Davis intends to return to the teaching faculty following a one-year sabbatical.

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. announces that three attorneys – Bret M. Harper, Douglas J. Marsch and A. John Richter – have joined the law firm.

Harper is a member of the firm’s Business Reorganization Practice, Marsch joined the Labor and Employment Practice and Richter is the newest lateral attorney in the Health Care Practice. Harper earned his law degree from New York University Law School.

Marsch, who previously practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Chicago, received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Richter earned his law degree, with distinction, from the University of Iowa Law School, before practicing law at Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee.

Attorney Paul E. Bucher has left New Berlin firm Gatzke & Ruppelt SC to start his own firm, Bucher Law Group LLC in Delafield. He is joined by Steven J. Lownik, Paul E. Kritzer and Thomas C. Simon.

A former Waukesha County District Attorney, Bucher joined Gatzke & Ruppelt in 2007.

Quarles & Brady announces that Cristina D. Hernandez has been selected to the Inaugural Class of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and the Association of the Corporate Counsel (ACC) Pilot Project on Value-Based Skills: Equipping the Next Generation of Latina Corporate Practice Leaders.

Hernandez, a partner in the firm’s Milwaukee office, practices in the Commercial Litigation Group. She focuses on complex litigation involving traded companies and financial institutions around the country and has extensive experience representing her clients in federal and state class actions, securities investigations and litigation, antitrust investigations and post-merger disputes. She earned her law degree from Harvard Law School.

The HNBA has partnered with the ACC to implement an executive leadership training program for leading Latina lawyers. The project will include an estimated 50 Latina HNBA members from the private sector and several corporate chief legal officers who will collaborate with a top notch faculty to present an interactive “Master Class” in Value-Based Law Firm Management Skills. This exclusive Executive Leadership Training Program is being offered as part of the ACC’s Value Challenge Initiatives and speaks to the mission of the HNBA’s Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession of furthering the advancement of Latinas in the profession.

The HNBA serves as the national voice for the concerns and opinions of Hispanics in the community generally, and in the legal profession in particular.

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