Online registration of the Annual Meeting is now closed.
You can access video recordings from the 2020 Annual Meeting here.
Although we had hoped we would be able to get together in person this year, the Westerns District of Wisconsin Bar Association has decided to hold its Annual Meeting virtually in light of the COVID19 pandemic. So the Annual Meeting will be held on August 21, 2020 using a virtual platform and thus we hope everyone will be able to attend some portion from the safety of their homes or wherever you may be.
Although the method has changed, the presentation will not. This year, we will go forward celebrating the 150 year anniversary of the Federal District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. To that end, John W. Vaudreuil, (former United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin) will be our keynote speaker. Mr. Vaudreuil practiced law in the Western District for almost 40 years and will speak on the history of the Western District as well as his experience practicing in the Western District.
Additionally, we are pleased to be awarding the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb with our Distinguished Service Award in honor of Judge Crabb’s forty-plus years of unvarying service to the Western District.
Following the keynote, we will have virtual CLE session online (credit will be applied for). Mr. Vaudreuil will be providing one session entitled “Cross Examination: Focus and Plan – not Question and Hope” in which he will dive into effective cross examination. The other CLE session will cover employment topics related to COVID19 as presented by Vanessa Kuettel, Lili Behm and Jessa Victor of Hawks Quindel S.C. The CLE session followed by the yearly clerk’s report and finally a judge’s panel all done virtually. We hope to see everyone online!
The Annual Conference is free for members including attendance of the CLE Program. Guests can register and attend the CLE Program for $50.
In order to register for the Annual Meeting as a member, you must join or renew your membership for the 2020-2021 membership year. You will have a chance to pay for your membership dues during your registration for the meeting.
Select the appropriate registration form below: