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2012 Women in the Law

Jun 21, 2012

Labor law gives Robbins career satisfaction

Marianne Robbins walked straight out of the classroom and into the courtroom 30 years ago.

Jun 21, 2012

Personal experience drives Conwell’s work

After spending years advocating for foster children in her care, Susan Conwell thought there must be a better way.

Jun 21, 2012

Jacoby puts labor relations on its ear

Contrary to her legal career and efforts as a mentor and volunteer, Mary Pat Jacoby’s most high profile case was based on nothing.

Jun 21, 2012

Clauss might be retired, but she’s not done teaching

When protestors swarmed Madison over collective bargaining, Carin Clauss didn’t see a political opportunity. She saw a chance to teach.

Jun 21, 2012

Umberger finds a patent for career success

Michelle Umberger knows how to blaze a trail.

Jun 21, 2012

Shifting gears is part of Bensky’s leadership path

Before embarking on her career as a lawyer, Janice Bensky tackled post-graduate studies in French, worked as a federal tax employee, started a family and then became a Realtor.

Jun 21, 2012

Gehl takes a classic, yet unconventional path

An undergraduate interest in the classics led Carol Gehl to a career in securities law.

Jun 21, 2012

Janaszek takes on all challenges in long career

Milwaukee lawyer Barbara Janaszek had just finished demolishing a witness on cross-examination.

Jun 21, 2012

Gaines turns personal victory into legal calling

Meg Gaines practices knight-in-shining-armor law while supervising students at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Center for Patient Partnerships.

Jun 21, 2012

Gierke relishes the risk of going it alone

Nora Gierke’s days rarely are the same.

Jun 21, 2012

Dallet finds balance on Milwaukee County bench

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet doesn’t have a problem finding ways to occupy her time.

Jun 21, 2012

Appellate practioner finds her niche in brief writing

Diane Slomowitz recently took a meditation class. Not long into it, she realized everyone except her had achieved a meditative state.

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