Phi Alpha Delta Spring Conference

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Phi Alpha Delta Spring Conference
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Open to all Marquette Law Students, The Spring Conference will be centered around a leadership skills workshop. The focus of the workshopping and lectures is the academic, career, and financial well-being of the student members, along with a panel discussion with current members of the legal profession. Along with the legal professionals taking part in the panel discussion, numerous other current members of the legal profession will be in attendance as well. This is a great networking opportunity for all current students! 

Although the conference is hosted by Phi Alpha Delta members, non-members are welcome to attend the event. Food and beverages will be provided to those who attend. A brief initiation ceremony will be held after the workshop for those current students interested in becoming active in Phi Alpha Delta. A social event with all attendees will take place after all of the events. Dress code is business casual at minimum but business formal is encouraged. 

The event is free for students but please RSVP here by Monday, April 8 to attend. 

9:30a                 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:45a               Welcome and Introductions – Sarah Soucie Eyberg, District Justice

10:00a             Session #1 –  Financial Planning for Young Professionals – Michael Knoeller, Assistant District Justice

10:30a             Chapter Operations – Recruitment, Programming, & Service – Sarah Soucie Eyberg, District Justice and Bill Crowley, Milwaukee Alumni Chapter Member

11:00a             Break

11:15a             Session #2 – Networking for Your Future – Matthew Bakke, Assistant District Justice

11:45a             Working Lunch & Chapter Elections

12:30p             Initiation

 1:00p              Small Group Breakout: Chapter Programming Fall Calendar Plans

 1:30p             Session #3 – Health Initiative and the Profession: More than Just Physical Fitness – District Leaders and Andrew Golden, Milwaukee Alumni Member

 2:00p              Closing

**Social to immediately follow the conclusion of the conference at Good City Brewing Company. Thanks to DeWitt, LLP and the Arthur Law Office, LLC for sponsoring our social!


Speaker Bios

Michael Knoeller is a 3rd generation Marquette Law School graduate and will be speaking on financial security. He currently works as a Senior Auditor within Regulatory Compliance at U.S. Bank. He has been with the company for 5 years and previously worked for JP Morgan. He is the only attorney in Wisconsin to have worked internally on 2 federal residential mortgage consent orders. His areas of specialty include consumer banking, residential mortgage default, bankruptcy, contract drafting, and regulatory research.

Sarah Soucie Eyberg is a solo practitioner, focusing on Social Security Disability cases. She is a 2011 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. She serves on the councils of the New Lawyers Section, the Social Security Disability section, and the Practice Management and Market section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, as well as serves as an Assembly Representative to the MSBA Council. She lives in Coon Rapids with her husband and four children. 

Matthew Bakke just co-founded his own practice in Coon Rapids, MN after being a criminal defense attorney with the 10th Judicial District Public Defenders Office. He graduated in 2014 from Hamline School of Law where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta.

Andrew Golden is a 2009 graduate of Marquette University Law School and currently works as the Managing Attorney at Lagmann, Inc. He currently focuses his practice on trial and appellate level criminal defense, juvenile law, CHIPS and JIPS, TPR cases, and mental health cases. Attorney Golden is also certified as a Guardian ad Litem, and is regularly appointed to represent wards in both adult and juvenile court proceedings.

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