Volunteer Spotlights

Attorney Spotlight: Amy Wochos

What is your current position?
Deputy Register in Probate and Acting Probate Commissioner for Milwaukee County.

Where did you go to undergrad? What was your major?
UW-Madison. I double-majored in Political Science and Philosophy.

Where did you go to law school?
I started at University of Southern California but transferred to UW-Madison to return closer to home.

What do you like about your practice?
As a Deputy Register, I get to work directly with attorneys and members of the public on probate cases.  As a Court Commissioner, I have an opportunity to see what it’s like on the other side of the bench.

What activities were you involved in law school?
I participated in a Street Law program and a Social Security Clinic at USC.  At UW, I was on Law Review, but my favorite activity was 2 years of participating in the yearly variety show – the Law Revue.

What was your favorite class in law school?
I have and always will be a Constitutional Law geek.

How did you start participating in pro bono work?
I first got involved doing pro bono with the Marquette Legal Clinic for Hurricane Katrina victims that had been evacuated to Milwaukee in 2005.  I’ve been at the clinics ever since.

What advice would you give to the current law school students?
Get involved, get involved, get involved.  Do pro bono, participate in local, state, national and specialty bar associations, volunteer for panels and projects, look for speaking engagements – the legal community, particularly in Wisconsin, is small and getting your name out there can lead to all types of opportunities.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 
I love water activities of all kinds, cooking and eating out and, on weekends, I am a champion napper.

Law Student Spotlight:  Ali Mahmood

Ali is a 3L at Marquette University Law School. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ali used his Political Science degree to work on progressive political campaigns. Ali is interested in criminal law, health law, as well as international law. Ali is currently the co-president of the American Society Chapter at Marquette, as well as the co-president of the Muslim Law Students Association. In his free time, Ali enjoys playing video games, riding his bike, and spending time with his friends.

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