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WAAL launches Membership Drive!

WAAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE SEPTEMBER 20 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 The Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers welcomes attorneys, law students, and community supporters to join the organization as ...
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WAAL Members inducted as Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows

On Thursday, September 13th, the State Bar of Wisconsin recognized and celebrated the newest class of Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. Attys. Kori Ashley, Alexander Lodge, and Odalo Ohiku, ...
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Attys. Amber Raffeet August, Brittany Grayson, and Danielle White celebrated at 2018's Up and Coming Lawyers Dinner

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, WAAL Board members, Attorney Amber Raffeet August of Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Attorney Brittany Grayson of Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, and ...
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Judge Derek Mosley receives the Johnson Controls Law Enforcement Leadership Award

On September 13th, Safe and Sound celebrated their 20th anniversary by hosting a gala at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, WI. Judge Derek Mosley, Presiding Judge of the Milwaukee Municipal ...
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Legal Professionals attend a SOLD OUT VelanDale Scholarship Dinner

On Thursday, September 6th, the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (WAAL) hosted the SOLD OUT 28th Annual VelanDale Scholarship Dinner at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. We ...
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Atty. Kristen D. Hardy installed as the 2018-2019 WAAL President

At the 28th Annual VelanDale Scholarship Dinner on September 6, 2018, Kristen D. Hardy of Rockwell Automation, Inc. was installed as the 2018 - 2019 President of the Wisconsin Association of ...
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Atty. Kristen Hardy writes the "Final Thought" for the Wisconsin Lawyer

Atty. Kristen D. Hardy recently wrote the "Final Thought" for the latest edition of the Wisconsin Lawyer. Read her article, Email Decorum: No Excuses, here.
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National Trial Lawyers name Atty. Jessica Butler and Atty. Odalo Ohiku Top 40 under 40 lawyers.

Congratulations to Atty. Jessica Butler and Atty. Odalo Ohiku who were named the Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers.
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Atty. Makda Fessahaye elected WAAL President-Elect!

On Thursday, August 9th, it was announced that Attorney Makda Fessahaye of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections was elected to serve as the WAAL President-Elect for the 2018-2019 term. She will ...
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WAAL Board Members named 2018 Up and Coming Lawyers

The Wisconsin Law Journal named three members of the WAAL Board of Directors as winners of the 2018 Up and Coming Lawyers Awards. Congratulations to Atty. Amber Raffeet August of Legal Aid Society, ...
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Send us your Memories of Vel Phillips

Send us your Memories of Vel Phillips! As we prepare for the 28th Annual VelanDale Scholarship Dinner, we ask that you share any memories you have of Vel Phillips with us by Monday, July 30th. We are ...
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National Commission of Voter Justice Wisconsin State Hearing Recap

National Commission of Voter Justice Wisconsin State Hearing Recap On June 21st, WAAL joined the National Commission of Voter Justice to host a state hearing on voter rights at the Milwaukee Bar ...
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WAAL ELECTIONS - Nominations Open Monday, July 23

POSITION(S) UP FOR ELECTION: President-Elect 3 year term: commits to 1 year as President-Elect, 1 year as President, and 1 year as Past President CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS For consideration ...
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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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