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: October 11, 2018
Time:  12:10 PM
Location: Eckstein Hall, Room 257 or view online
Title: Navigating Small Claims: Post-Judgment Issues
Presented By: Honorable Laura Gramling-Perez and Presiding Commissioner Maria Dorsey, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Report your online attendance within 30-minutes of the live presentation. 



October 11, 2018: Navigating Small Claims: Post-Judgment Issues presented by the Honorable Laura Gramling-Perez and Presiding Commissioner Maria Dorsey, Milwaukee County Circuit Court

November 8, 2018: Child Support 101: Learn the Basics presented by Katie Murphy, Deputy Legal Counsel Administrator at Milwaukee County Child Support

January 10, 2019: Estate Planning Fundamentals and Flubs presented by Marisa Zane, director of the Marquette Estate Planning Clinic

February 14, 2019: Wisconsin Real Estate Transfers - A Refresher by Bruce Tammi, attorney with the Law Office of Bruce Tammi, Attorney with the Law Office of Bruce Tammi

March 14, 2019: **Title and presenter information coming soon**

April 11, 2019: **Title and presenter information coming soon**


Honorable Laura Gramling-Perez is a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, currently assigned to hear Small Claims cases in the Civil Division. 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 was a founding member of the MVLC's Advisory Board, is the 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.

Presiding Commissioner Maria Dorsey was appointed by Milwaukee County Chief Judge Jeffrey Kremers as the Presiding Court Commissioner of Milwaukee County in 2014. Since 2012 she has been a Judicial Court Commissioner assigned to Small Claims, In Custody Intake Court, and Preliminary Hearing Court. Commissioner Dorsey graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School and became a prosecutor in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Commissioner Dorsey handled a variety of cases including misdemeanor, felony, juvenile, and civil cases. As presiding Court Commissioner, Commissioner Dorsey handles all administrative functions and court assignments for the ten Judicial Court Commissioners assigned to preside over Small Claims, Criminal, Traffic and Juvenile Courts.

Katie Murphy is the Deputy Legal Counsel Administrator for Milwaukee County Child Support Services (CSS).  She has worked at CSS for fifteen years and is responsible for creating the CSS Dispute Resolution program and the Parenting Conference program with the Milwaukee Justice Center.

Marisa Zane is the director of the MVLC Estate Planning Clinic, which provides free basic estate planning services to veterans and low-income individuals in the Milwaukee area. Marisa volunteers at the Milwaukee Justice Center and supervises clinics at the House of Peace and Veterans' Service Office. She is a 2011 graduate of Marquette University Law School, and she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Bruce Tammi is a sole practitioner with his primary office located in West Allis. He currently concentrates his practice in the area of elder law. Bruce received his B.S. from Ripon College in 1972 and his J.D. from Marquette University in 1976. He is a member, initial officer, and two-time chair of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin and currently is an advisor to the section. He recently chaired the section's subcommittee drafting changes to Wisconsin’s guardianship and protective placement statutes. In addition to elder law he has extensive experience representing persons in civil litigation, probate, and real estate matters.


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