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2011 Women in the Law

Joseph juggles many responsibilities as magistrate judge

As a United States magistrate judge, Nancy Joseph has many duties: bail hearings; evidentiary hearings; arraignments; initial appearances; reviewing warrant applications and issuing warrants; mediating civil cases; and when the parties in civil cases consent, handling the entire case the same as an Article III judge would.

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Reynolds balances corporate work, community betterment

Whether she’s singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” with a patient she encounters in the elevator or helping create pro bono legal clinics, Shelia Reynolds said she gets a lot of satisfaction out of working for Children’s Hospital and Health System Inc. in Milwaukee.

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2011 Women in the Law

Children come first for Gapen and law center Carol Gapen: Woman of the Year Full Story >> . . Blackwood still going strong after switch from state to federal court Elizabeth Blackwood Full Story >> . . Comer keeps families in mind when negotiating deals and tax credits Ann Kerns Comer Full Story >> . . Fitzgerald offers a fresh ...

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Hickey gives back to the legal profession and her community

Attorney Margaret Wrenn Hickey could use a clone. In addition to practicing full time as a partner at Becker, Hickey & Poster SC in Milwaukee, the veteran family and elder law practitioner lends her time to about a dozen professional and community organizations.

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Appellate specialist Hanan rolls with legislative changes

Probably the highest recognition of excellence that could be bestowed on an appellate attorney cannot come from a trade journal, but from the court itself hiring the attorney when it needs counsel. That recognition recently went to Gass Weber Mullins attorney Beth Hanan. She has been retained by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to represent it in a lawsuit, challenging ...

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