Law for the Public

Our Mission:

The Committee conveys information about the law to the public; improves the availability and accessibility of legal information and resources; provides and promotes educational opportunities for members of the public interested in the law; and in carrying out these functions, generates goodwill toward the Association and the legal profession. 

Meetings

From September until July of each bar year, the Committee meets at 12:15 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Risser Justice Center in Madison (the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Doty Street), in Conference Room 144. All are welcome.

Current Programs:

Through The Your Life, Your Rights Program, the Committee partners with local high schools to bring teams of volunteer lawyers and judges into classrooms to help educate high school students about their legal rights and civic responsibilities. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Chair of the Law for the Public Committee, Mpoli Simwanza-Johnson, at johnsonms@doj.state.us.gov.

Leadership:
Committee Chair, Mpoli N. Simwanza-Johnson (johnsonms@doj.state.wi.us)
Secretary, Amber Raffeet (alr@grzecalaw.com)
Treasurer, Peter Andrews (Peter.Andrews@aplinringsmuth.com)
Web Editor, Robert Lopez (bob.lopez@wicourts.gov)
Community Resources Coordinator, Rory McGarry (rory_mcgarry@yahoo.com)

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