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Nominate an Attorney for the WAAL Attorney of the Year Award

The Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (WAAL) is seeking nominations for the WAAL Attorney of the Year Award. This award will recognize an African-American attorney who exemplifies ...
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The latest WAAL newsletter is available now!

Check out the latest edition of the WAAL Newsletter here!
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Attys. Amber Raffeet August & Odalo Ohiku inducted to 2017 Pro Bono Honor Society

The Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission recognized WAAL members Atty. Amber Raffeet August and Atty. Odalo Ohiku as members of the 2017 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society. These attorneys ...
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Expungement Clinic Aims To Remove Roadblocks To Housing, Jobs

Wisconsin Public Radio features Expungment Clinic in the article "Expungement Clinic Aims to Remove Roadblocks to Housing, Jobs." The Urban League of Greater Madison, Foley & Lardner, ...
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Vel Phillips: A Legacy Writ Large

WAAL Past President, Atty. Steven DeVougas writes the "Final Thought" for the Wisconsin Lawyer. Judge Phillips was a living legend, with a long list of firsts. The unspoken burden that comes ...
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The Path to a Diverse Bench: Wisconsin Lags Behind, Judges Weigh In

In a recent study, Wisconsin received an "F" for diversity on the bench. In this article, judges talk about the importance of judicial diversity and how to get there. ...
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An Immeasurable Impact: Celebrating the Life of Vel Phillips

The life and work of Vel Phillips, who passed away April 17, 2018, leaves a legacy that has forever reshaped the civil and legal landscape in Wisconsin. ...
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In Honor of Vel Phillips

VEL PHILLIPS ‚Äč On April 17th, we lost a titan in the Wisconsin legal community. In life, and now in death, Vel Phillips served as a model of what an African-American lawyer can, and should be. She ...
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CHASING THE UNFULFILLED PROMISES OF FAIR HOUSING OVER THE DECADES

Hosted by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association and the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers, the speakers and panel commemorated the 50th anniversary of the fair housing ...
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JUDGE DEREK MOSLEY: USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO EDUCATE MILWAUKEE FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/articles/judge-derek-mosley-using-social-media-to-educate-milwaukee-for-black-history-month/
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A Game Changer: Diversity and Inclusion Boosts Bottom Line

It comes down to the bottom line: Diversity and inclusion makes your law firm strong, more flexible, and it most certainly makes you and your firm more marketable and profitable. ...
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WAAL Collects Costumes for Children of YWCA Madison

Led by WAAL Community Outreach Director Amber Raffeet August, the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (WAAL) collected Halloween costumes for children of YWCA Madison. Each year, ...
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Judges Valarie Hill, Phil Chavez, and Derek Mosley: Making Municipal Court More Accessible

2017 Wisconsin Legal Innovators https://www.wisbar.org/newspublications/insidetrack/pages/article.aspx?volume=9&issue=21&articleid=25949
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Opportunities for HS Students: Crump Law Camp

NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION CRUMP LAW CAMP The National Bar Association Crump Law Camp was established to provide students entering the 9th through 11th grades (ages 14 to 17) with an introduction to the ...
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Chief Judge Maxine White is the 2017 Marquette Law Alumna of the Year

Please join us in congratulating the Honorable Maxine A. White (MULS c/o '85), who was recently named the Marquette University Law School Alumna of the Year! She will be honored on Thursday, April ...
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Steven DeVougas Named to Biz Journal's 40 Under 40 List

Congratulations to WAAL President, Steven M. DeVougas, on being named one of Milwaukee Business Journal's 2017 40 Under 40 winners.
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WAAL Featured in the Wisconsin Law Journal

On February 22, 2017, the WAAL Executive Board was featured in the Wisconsin Law Journal's Black History Month special section in an article entitled "Building a Different Kind of WAAL." ...
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Legal Career Day at North Division High Recap

"You should never get comfortable being comfortable. . . " This was one of the prolific quotes shared with students at North Division High School (Milwaukee) during a Legal Career Day ...
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2017 National Summit of Black Women Lawyers Recap

For the first time since its inception, WAAL partnered with the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. for the 2017 National Summit of Black Women Lawyers. Because of this ...
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We want to hear from you - take the WAAL Survey today!

The WAAL Board of Directors have created a survey to assess the organization's performance in 2016 and gather input on how to further improve the organization. Please complete the survey using the ...
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December Member Spotlight

Attorney Marcia F. Drame Assistant General Counsel, Northwestern Mutual Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. 1994 (Majors: Psychology and Spanish) Law School: University of ...
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Judge Derek Mosley Named 'Driver of Diversity Professional of the Year'

Congratulations to Judge Derek Mosley, City of Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge, for being named as one of the 2016 Drivers of Diversity, presented by One MKE and United Way's Diversity Leadership ...
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2016 Wisconsin Law Foundation Legal Fellows

Congratulations to Attorney Eric Andrews (Past WAAL President), Atty. Truscenialyn Brooks, and Atty. Noah Fenceroy for being inducted into the Fellows of the Wisconsin Law foundation. Check out the ...
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November Member Spotlight

Attorney Amber Rafeet Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Class of 2010 - Spanish and Legal Studies Law School: University of Wisconsin Law School, Class of 2013 Practice Area: ...
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