Brown Bag CLE Series
The Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic (MVLC) and Legal Action of Wisconsinnteer Lawyer Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) offer a free Brown Bag Lunch Series throughout each academic year at the Marquette University Law School. The series is highly recommended for all MVLC and VLP volunteers and is also open to the community. You can attend in person or online. All presentations are from 12:10-1:00 p.m.
Register here for the 2013 - 2014 series.
Basic Program Information
- Due to a high demand for online participation in the Brown Bag presentations, we are modifying the presentation to be live audio and presentation materials only (no view of the presenter will appear). This will allow for transmission of the presentations to more individuals without exceeding our broadband capacity at the law school. We will continue to offer continuing legal educations credits for the programs for individuals participating in the live program. Questions may be asked of the presenters. An attendance code will be read in two parts during the presentation to be reported on the online attendance form. We thank you for your understanding.
- Pre-registration is required for in-person attendees.
- Registration links are provided below under the listing for each month's presentation.
- CLE credit can only be given to in-person attendees and online attendees who view the live version of the presentation. Click here for details.
- To report your online attendance within 30-minutes of a live presentation, Click here.
Archived presentations are also available.
Non Probate Transfers
Donal Demet has been practicing law since graduating from Marquette Law School in 1981. In addition to his Marquette J.D., he has an LL.M degree in Taxation from New York University (1983). His practice consists of about 60% litigation and about 40% transactional, primarily in the areas of: probate; real estate; non-probate transfers; trust disputes including breach of fiduciary duty; power of attorney disputes; retirement asset disputes; life insurance disputes; and disputes between spouses and children from a prior marriage. He has participated in the litigation of several reported cases, the most cited of which is Praefke v. American Enterprise Life Insurance Co., 2002 WI App 235. His most recent reported decision is Estate of Shepherd, 2012 WI App 116, a significant will construction case. He has been allowed to testify as an expert by several Wisconsin courts. Demet has also been a visiting faculty member numerous times for the University of Wisconsin Law School Lawyering Skills Program, Estate Planning and Probate Section. Additionally, he is an author and presenter for seminars presented by Legal Action of Wisconsin; Volunteer Lawyers Project. He authored and presented the sections entitled “Real Estate Transfers at Death” in 2010, and “Transferring Property after Death” in 2011. Demet was selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers for 2008 and 2009, in the areas of Estate and Trust Litigation and Estate Planning and Probate. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.
SSDI & SSI Basics
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Location: Eckstein Hall Room 263 or Online
Lisa Clay Foley is a Supervising Attorney at Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW), the federally-funded protection and advocacy agency for the State of Wisconsin. Her team provides technical assistance and support to the state’s Disability Benefit Specialist program. Ms. Foley also worked on the Community and Institutions team at DRW. Prior to coming to DRW, Ms. Foley worked at Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee on the HIV project, at Children’s Court as a guardian ad litem (GAL) for children, and as a GAL for Watts reviews. Ms. Foley also worked at Marquette University and Legal Action of Wisconsin. She has a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, a master’s degree in management in health care, and graduated from the UW Law School in 1987.
Ann Laatsch is the Director of Legal Services at JusticePoint, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of evidence based criminal justice programs, practices and policies. Ann was formerly the Managing Attorney for Disability Services at Community Advocates, Inc., where she practiced in the areas of Social Security Disability, public benefits, and health care. She was previously a Staff Attorney at Legal Action of Wisconsin, providing representation and advocacy to seniors on issues related to elder abuse, domestic violence, financial exploitation, and state and federal benefit programs. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she worked for two years as the Public Interest Law Coordinator in the Career Services office. Prior to law school, she worked at Community Advocates for 10 years as a program coordinator and advocate in the areas of housing, W-2, public benefits, and Social Security Disability. Ann is a former board member of Horizons House, Inc., the founder of the Milwaukee chapter of Dining For Women, and a volunteer with Sojourner Truth House. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Association of Women Lawyers, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. She was recently re-elected to the board of the State Bar of Wisconsin Public Interest Law Section. Ann is also a registered yoga teacher.
NOTE THAT WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO PROVIDE CLE FOR LIVE VIEWINGS OF PRESENTATIONS.
Archived presentations are not approved for CLE.
Click Here to access the catalogue of archived presentations. In the archives, presentation handouts are available under "Links."
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