Annual Conference Registration

Online registration for the 2024 Annual Meeting is now closed.

This year’s Annual Meeting for the Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association will take place on June 6, 2024. Registration closes at end of day on May 28, 2024. Scroll down for the sign-up link.

Morning Program: Meeting Lunch & Keynote Address


The Madison Club
5 E. Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703


11:00 AM: WDBA Board of Governors Meeting 

The Annual Meeting will begin at The Madison Club, with the WDBA Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting. This is optional for WDBA members, but open to those who wish to attend.

11:30 AM: Registration and Lunch Service

Please plan to arrive at 11:30 AM to check in and enjoy lunch, catered by The Madison Club. Chicken and vegetarian options will be available.

12:00 PM: Judge Peterson’s Remarks and Professor Beermann’s Keynote Speech

Judge Peterson will open with brief remarks at 12:00 PM.

Our keynote speaker, Jack Beermann, will present on the administrative state under the Roberts Court. Professor Beermann, a noted scholar in the area of administrative law, is the Philip S. Beck Professor of Law at the Boston University School of Law. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.

Part II: Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)


Western District Wisconsin Courthouse
120 N. Henry Street
Madison, WI 53703

Following Professor Beermann’s speech, the Annual Meeting will move from the Madison Club to the Western District Courthouse.


1:30 PM: Continuing Legal Education Program
Discovery and Ethics, by Timothy Edwards (owner, Edwards ESI LLC; adjunct professor, University of Wisconsin Law School)

2:20 PM: Break

2:30 PM: Continuing Legal Education Program
The Supreme Court’s 2023-24 Term, by Sopen Shah (partner, Perkins Coie LLP) and Olivia Radics (associate, Perkins Coie LLP)

3:20 PM: Break

3:30 PM: Western District of Wisconsin Judges’ Panel

4:30 PM: Reception & Happy Hour


The Annual Conference is free for members and includes attendance of the CLE Program. Guests can register and attend the CLE Program for $50. You may order lunch for an additional $35, due with your registration

In order to register for the Annual Meeting as a member, you must join or renew your membership for the 2024-2025 membership year. You will have a chance to pay for your membership dues during the online registration process (begin below).

Select the appropriate registration form below:

Online registration for the 2024 Annual Meeting is closed.