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Asked and Answered Webinar Series

 

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Now’s your chance to hear from attorneys, judges and the legal field on issues affecting the community.

At noon every Thursday, the Wisconsin Law Journal will go beyond the headlines with the people shaping the legal landscape. From returning to the office, to navigating the pandemic, to what the future holds for the profession, we’ll discuss topics important to you with the men and women leading the way.

steven-wrightJuly 9 — Professor Steven Wright, UW Law School

Join UW Law School Professor Steven Wright for a conversation about challenges and changes to Wisconsin election laws ahead of the November election. Professor Wright will also discuss how Wisconsin politics and his work as the co-director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project influenced his new debut novel, “The Coyotes of Carthage.”

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eric-meierJuly 16 — Eric Meier, Husch Blackwell partner and leader of the firm’s Construction Academy

Join Attorney Eric Meier, a partner at Husch Blackwell’s Milwaukee office, for a discussion about safely re-occupying buildings amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney Meier will share best practices for bringing a workforce back to the office and updates to a re-occupancy assessment tool he first introduced to Wisconsin Law Journal readers in June.

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fathallah-jason-200July 23 — Jason Fathallah, financial services and insurance attorney at Husch Blackwell

Attorney Jason Fathallah has been working with insurance companies on insurance disputes related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hear how he’s counseling clients preparing for litigation and about the lateral decision-making process Husch Blackwell has in place to best serve its clients.

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July 30 — Judge Pam Pepper (Federal) and Judge Mary Triggiano (Milwaukee County) to update re-opening both federal and county courts

headshotsMilwaukee County Circuit Court Chief Judge Mary Triggiano was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in February 2020 to serve as chief judge of the state’s First Judicial District, which is comprised of Milwaukee County. As the chief judge, Judge Triggiano is the administrative chief of the judicial administrative district and is responsible for the administration of judicial business in circuit courts within the district, including supervising its personnel and fiscal management.

The Honorable Pamela Pepper is the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Then-President Barack Obama nominated Pepper in May 2014 to fill a vacancy on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Pepper became the chief judge in 2019. Prior to joining the federal court, she was the chief judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin bankruptcy court. She has also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois from 1990 to 1994 and in the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1994 to 1997. From 1997 to 2005, she worked in private practice as a criminal defense attorney, where she handled both trials and appeals in state and federal courts.

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For sponsorship opportunities or to submit a request to be a guest on the webinar, contact Jenny Byington at 414-225-1803 or jbyington@dailyreporter.com.