Brown Bag CLE Series

The Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics (MVLC) and Legal Action of Wisconsin's 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 12:10-1:10 p.m.  



Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time:  12:10 p.m.
Location: Room TBD of Eckstein Hall or view online.
Title: Things to Consider When Executing Durable and Healthcare Powers of Attorney at the MVLC
Presented By:  Dayna Lefebvre, Becker, Hickey & Poster SC
Necessary Materials:
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September 10, 2015, Things to Consider When Executing Durable and Healthcare POAs at the MVLC
Presented by Dayna Lefebvre

When a client comes to the MVLC seeking to appoint an agent to make health care or financial decisions, what are the threshold questions you should consider? Are the Wisconsin Statutory forms adequate to address the client’s needs? When should a client consult with an attorney specializing in elder law? This session will address these questions and more.

October 15, 2015, You Can Provide Brief Advice in Family Law – Really, You Can!
Presented by Jennifer Baumler

Family law seems to be the area of law that many MVLC volunteers hope to avoid. This session is designed to demystify the most common family law questions: Can I change my custody and placement orders? How do I change my child support order? How do I file for divorce? Attendees will explore specific clinic resources and will leave feeling ready to navigate a family law question at their next pro bono shift.

November 12, 2015, Wills and Beneficiary Designations with Clients of the MVLC
Presented by Ian Thompson

Most clients of the MVLC have little income and few assets. When estate planning questions arise, what should we consider? How does a will help a client? When is the use of a beneficiary designation for real property a good option? How does someone avoid probate? When do Medicaid divestment issues come into play? These questions and more will be explored during this session.

January 14, 2016, Small Claims: Filing and Collecting on Money Judgements
Presented by Mike Sosnay

A description of this session is forthcoming.

February 11, 2016, Minor Guardianships and Childcare Powers of Attorney
Presented by Judge Laura Gramling Perez and Sara Scullen

A description of this session is forthcoming.

March 10, 2016, When to Call the Immigration Attorney     
Presented by Cain Oulahan

A description of this session is forthcoming.

April 14, 2016, Social Security and Social Security Disability Updates 
Presented by David Dreis

A description of this session is forthcoming.


Dayna Lefebvre
Jennifer Baumler
Ian Thompson
Mike Sosnay
Judge Laura Gramling Perez and Sara Scullen

Judge Laura Gramling Perez is a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, currently assigned to hear CHIPS, delinquency, and guardianship cases in Children's Court.  Before her election to the bench in 2014, Judge Perez served as the Presiding Court Commissioner for the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, and as a Litigation Shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.  She is a founding member of the MVLC's Advisory Committee, former chair of the MBA's Legal Services to the Indigent Committee, and is involved in various other bar and community activities.  Judge Perez received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Sara Scullen is the Milwaukee County Children’s Court Staff Attorney who assists the Children’s Court Judiciary with legal issues, private guardianships, termination of parental rights cases, adoption cases, and other court improvement projects.   Ms. Scullen received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1997.  After spending three years as a commercial litigator with a large firm, she served as a prosecutor in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office from 1999 to 2014 where she prosecuted in a host of units and developed a specialization in the prosecution of Child Abuse and Neglect cases.

Cain Oulahan
David Dreis



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