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2011 Unsung Heroes

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – Lifetime achievement – Susie Jankowski

The last item on the agenda for the weekly legal library team meeting at Quarles and Brady LLP is a quick session to share advances they’ve come across in the field.

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – Law Librarian

Law Librarian of the Year Maureen Burns Law librarian, Godfrey & Kahn SC “Maureen Burns has always been fascinated by law, but, in college, decided she wasn’t interested in pursuing a law degree. When an advisor suggested law librarianship as an alternative, Burns jumped at the opportunity. She earned a master’s degree in library science […]

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – IT Specialist

IT Specialists Professional of the Year Joe Bichanich Knowledge management/process improvement managers, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Jason Milligan Knowledge management/process improvement managers, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Last summer, the outlook for Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s new document management system was bleak. Consultants who’d been working for several months to [...]

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – Court Clerk

Court Clerk of the Year Kelly Haag, Court clerk, Waukesha County Juvenile Court A bulletin board of photos of happy families — children and their adoptive parents — is Waukesha County Juvenile Court Clerk Kelly Haag’s daily reminder of the importance of her work. “We just try to make the legal process so much easier […]

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – Human Resources

Human Resources Professional of the Year Mary Wilkes Manager, Quarles & Brady LLP Mary Wilkes is on the fast track. Wilkes came to Milwaukee-based Quarles & Brady LLP in 2008. She started as a manager of six secretarial leaders, who in turn supervised some 90 secretaries in 11 practice areas. A year and a half […]

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – Legal Community Service

Legal Community Service Provider of the Year Lori Zahorodny Program assistant, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic When Lori Zahorodny started working for the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic it had one site, open one day a week. With Zahorodny’s help, the clinic now has four sites, open five days a week. The additional days and locations have […]

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – Paralegal

2011 Paralegal of the year Katie Carlson Paralegal, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc. Is there a beyond that comes after “above and beyond”? If so, Katie Carlson is working there, and offering one of her homemade pumpkin bars on the side. A paralegal at the Legal Action of Wisconsin office in Racine, Carlson covers dozens […]

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – Lifetime achievement – Judy Peters

On Friday afternoons, when happy hour or weekends with the family start to dominate the minds of many workers, Judy Peters hits her stride.

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – Lifetime achievement – Linda Sharretts

For Linda Sharretts and her home of New Richmond, law and community are one and the same.

Nov 18, 2011

Law Journal celebrates its 2011 Unsung Heroes

The Wisconsin Law Journal hosted its annual Unsung Heroes awards luncheon Friday at the Milwaukee Athletic Club.

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – Legal secretary

2011 Legal secretary of the year Keri Kempski Legal secretary, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC Between court deadlines, pressing clients and demanding  opposing counsel, it’s expected that everyone on a litigation team might blow their stack from time to time. Well, nearly everyone. Legal secretary Keri Kempski has kept her cool for nearly two decades […]

Nov 18, 2011

2011 Unsung Heroes – Legal Marketing Professional

Legal Marketing Professional of the Year Ruth Strekow Director of organizational planning and client satisfaction, Quarles & Brady LLP A lot of people might try to take credit for the success of Quarles & Brady LLP’s recent client satisfaction survey, but its Ruth Strekow that deserves the praise, said Mike Ostermeyer, lead sales attorney at […]


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