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 CLE Lunch Series throughout each academic year at Marquette University Law School. The series is highly recommended for all MVLC and VLP volunteers and is also open to the community. You can register to attend in person or online. All presentations are from 12:10-1:10 p.m.  


Date: March 8, 2018
Time:  12:10 PM
Location: Eckstein Hall, Room 263 or view online
Title: Nonprofit Collaborations: Why Teaming Up Can Make Sense
Presented By: Greg Helding, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Program Materials:
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March 8, 2018: Nonprofit Collaborations: Why Teaming Up Can Make Sense by Greg Helding, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

April 12, 2018: “Just Withhold the Rent” – A Rent Abatement How-to by Maria Dorsey, Presiding Court Commissioner of Milwaukee County and Raphael Ramos, Legal Action of Wisconsin - Eviction Defense Project and Eric Jernberg, Community Advocates


Greg Helding is an Associate Attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Greg’s practice focuses on patents, intellectual property, and licensing and technology-based agreements. Greg has volunteered with M-LINC for three years, advising dozens of non-profit entities regarding corporate formation. Additionally, Greg has real-world experience dealing with non-profits. For ten years, Greg was an Alderman for the City of Racine and spent most of those years serving on the Community Development Committee, which evaluated non-profits seeking federal block grant funds from the city. Greg has also served on numerous non-profit boards, including the Racine Zoological Society.

Maria Dorsey is the Presiding Court Commissioner of Milwaukee County. She joined the judiciary in 2012 as a judicial court commissioner and was appointed by former Chief Judge Jeffrey Kremers to the presiding court commissioner position in 2014. Commissioner Dorsey presides over criminal, civil, and juvenile cases and supervises the ten judicial court commissioners in all administrative functions, court assignments, and duties. Commissioner Dorsey graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School. She started her legal career as a prosecutor in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor for 19 years, Commissioner Dorsey handled a variety of cases including misdemeanor, felony, juvenile, and civil cases.

Raphael Ramos is an attorney with Legal Action of Wisconsin where he serves as the Project Coordinator for Legal Action’s Eviction Defense Project. Prior to joining Legal Action, Raphael was a commercial contracts attorney for GE Healthcare in Wauwatosa and practiced environmental law at Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee. Raphael has been active in pro bono service, volunteering with Legal Action’s Volunteer Lawyer Project and the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics since graduating from Marquette University Law School in 2008.

Eric Jernberg works in the Housing Department of Community Advocates and previously worked at ESHAC Inc. under a grant from the Milwaukee Tenant Resource Organization assisting low-income tenants with rent abatement issues. Eric is a weekly volunteer with the MVLC at the Milwaukee Justice Center assisting tenants with landlord and eviction related questions.


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