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Last year’s golf outing was such a success that we’re doing it again. Please join us for 18 holes of golf while supporting equal justice for all on June 30, 2017 at Brown Deer Park. Register here as a golfer or sponsor a hole.
In 2015, Legal Aid attorney Amanda Adrian alerted State of Wisconsin authorities to illegal land contract/rent-to-own practices orchestrated by South Carolina company Vision Property Management and its affiliates. The State’s investigation into Vision culminated in an enforcement action filed June 5, 2017 by the Department of Justice. Attorney General Brad Schimel stated: “Companies in Wisconsin whose business model relies on deceiving consumers have no place in our state.” We agree.
More information is available from the DOJ here.
The Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee has named Mike Gonring, former long-time partner and national pro bono coordinator at Milwaukee-based Quarles & Brady LLP, as its Executive Director. Effective May 30, Gonring will replace Kimberly Walker, who is resigning to take a position at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. She has served as Executive Director since 2014.
“I am honored and humbled to become Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society,” said Gonring. “I look forward to supporting all the hard-working women and men who have helped make the Society a great champion of the poor.”
Legal Aid will be closed for the following 2017 dates:
Monday, May 29
Monday, July 3 and
Tuesday, July 4
Monday, September 4
Thursday, November 23 and
Friday, November 24
Friday, December 22 and
Monday, December 25
New Years Eve (Observed):
Friday, December 29, 2017
Congrats to our own Rochelle Johnson-Bent, chosen as Outstanding Mentor by the State Bar Young Lawyers Division.