Milwaukee Bar Association
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Bench/Bar Committees

Bench/Bar committees are co-chaired by a Judge and an attorney and are open to MBA members only. Committees provide forums for discussion relating to the courts and a specific practice area, and are a great way to network with judges outside of the courtroom. There is no additional fee to join a committee. Contact Katy Borowski, Program Director, (414) 276-5933 for more information.

Bench/Bar Circuit Court - Civil
Co-chair - TBA
Co-chair - TBA

Bench/Bar Circuit Court - Family
Co-chair - Hon. Jane Carroll
Co-chair - Eric Hart, Hart Law Office

Bench/Bar Circuit Court - Probate
Co-chair - Hon. Marshall B. Murray

Co-chair - Renee Nawrocki, Petrie + Pettit S.C.
Co-chair - Nancy Shue

Bench/Bar Court of Appeals
Co-chair - Anne Berleman Kearney, Milwaukee County Corporatation Counsel
Co-chair - Lisa M. Lawless, Husch Blackwell LLP

Bench/Bar Small Claims
Co-chair - TBA
Co-chair - TBA

Regular Committees

Liaison between the MBA and the courts; studies and suggests improvements in practice and procedure, including proposed legislative changes; maintains a general awareness of all conditions relating to the courts that may affect attorney practice and the public in general.

Co-chair - Mark Goldstein
Co-chair - Mitch Moser

Fee Arbitration
Maintains panels of volunteer attorneys who arbitrate fee disputes between attorneys and their clients.

Lawyer Referral & Information Service
Monitors issues and recommends policy to the Board of Directors related to the MBA's Lawyer Referral & Information Service.

Committee on Legal Access
Studies and monitors issues and recommends action and policies to the Board of Directors related to the delivery of legal services to indigents.

Develop strategies for membership renewal and recruitment

Prepares and conducts annual memorial service for local attorneys who have died during the preceding year.

The Messenger
Plans, writes and edits the MBA quarterly Magazine, The Messenger.