Choosing Judges: The Power of People and the Power of Money

 Choosing Judges: The Power of People and the Power of Money

Presented by Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg

 

At noon on January 28, 2014, at the Madison Club, Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg will present her program titled Choosing Judges: The Power of People and the Power of Money.

JoAnne Kloppenburg is a Judge on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV.  Before being elected to the court in 2012, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General at the Wisconsin Department of Justice for 23 years.  She worked as a litigator in the Civil Litigation and Environmental Protection Units, and was also Director of the Environmental Protection Unit for 10 years.  She earned her B.A. from Yale University, an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin.  She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, was an Associate Dean of Students, and set up the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program in two counties in upstate New York before going to law school. She interned for Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson during law school, and worked as a law clerk for Chief Judge Barbara Crabb upon graduation.  She has taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School since 1990, coordinated the law student extern program at the Department of Justice, served on the boards of Legal Action and what used to called the Task Force for Battered Women, and her neighborhood association, and she has volunteered as an ESL tutor, and is currently a mentor with the Dane County Bar Association and a member of the James E. Doyle Inn of Court.