The Milwaukee Bar Association will be giving the community a preview of its new home and recognizing the top donors to its capital campaign.
The MBA has organized a gelato social with civil trial judges from the county. The event will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at its new home at 747 N. Broadway. Those who wish to attend should register here.
The MBA, which has served the Milwaukee area for 160 years, moved over the summer after spending 25 years at 424 E. Wells St. Its new office will officially open in mid-November, according to MBA Executive Director Sarah Martis.
The new space will make the MBA more visible and make it easier for the public to go to the MBA’s offices and work with its Lawyer Referral & Information Service and the Milwaukee Justice Center, according to a news release.
The association has been raising money for the move and has about $25,000 more to go, said Martis.
Th top donors include:
- Godfrey & Kahn
- Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
- Foley & Lardner
- Quarles & Brady
- Michael Best & Friedrich
- von Briesen & Roper
- Habush Habush & Rottier
- Michael Hupy – Hupy and Abraham
- Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols
- Dewitt Ross & Stevens
- Davis & Kuelthau
These donors will be recognized at the MBA’s Annual Meeting, which will last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Fiserv Forum, the Milwaukee Bucks’ new arena.
“We are honored and humbled by the outpouring of support from the Milwaukee legal community,” said Martis. “The willingness to invest in the MBA demonstrates the important role the MBA plays in the lives of the legal professionals and public in Milwaukee.”