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Ellen Brostrom

Jan 13, 2017

Project seeks volunteer lawyers to help make dent in evictions

Every year, there are at least 12,000 eviction actions filed in Milwaukee County. The cases are handled by five court commissioners and one judge. Many times, the litigants are not represented by lawyers.

Feb 8, 2016

Milwaukee man gets 27 years in father’s fatal beating

A Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatally beating his father last year.

Feb 1, 2016

BENCH BLOG: Errors abound in child sexual assault case

An attorney’s recent representation of a defendant charged with child sexual assault was so ineffective that the defendant’s constitutional right to counsel was violated and his convictions reversed.

Aug 7, 2015

Milwaukee teen gets 45 years for homicide, sexual assault

A 19-year-old Milwaukee man accused of raping his ex-girlfriend's 15-year-old sister before killing her new boyfriend last January has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Jun 11, 2015

Service is front and center for Brostrom

Ellen Brostrom’s passion for service started with a summer job at a soup kitchen.

Apr 28, 2015

Chief judge, Walker counsel duel over block grant

Gov. Walker’s proposed Supreme Court block grant will give the court system flexibility in spending for the coming biennium, however some are concerned that the block grant still leaves the court system struggling to make ends meet.

Jan 22, 2015

Court focuses on challenges of veterans who offend (UPDATE)

All the defendants in one specialized Milwaukee County court share a common link.

Aug 17, 2014

State’s drug courts grow, but racial disparities persist

Even before Dane County Circuit Judge Sarah O’Brien crunched the numbers, she knew something was amiss. Her strongest evidence: “The courtroom didn’t look right when I walked in.”

Nov 16, 2012

Wis. gynecologist gets year in jail in sex case

A Milwaukee area gynecologist has been sentenced to a year in jail for having inappropriate sexual contact and conversation with four patients.

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.


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