Volunteer Spotlights

Attorney Spotlight: Josh Bernstein

What is your current position?
I am a litigation associate with the law firm Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Where did you go to undergrad? What was your major?
University of Colorado, Boulder – B.A. History.

Where did you go to law school?
Marquette.

What do you like about your practice?
I like that my practice challenges me daily to think of unique solutions, both legal and practical, to often complicated issues.  I also enjoy learning from the talented lawyers around me and being able to rely on their experiences to guide my thinking.

What activities were you involved in during law school?
Law Review; ASP leader (Essentially a T.A. in substantive 1L classes offering weekly supplemental sessions to students); Alternative Dispute Resolution society including mock negotiation competitions.

What was your favorite class in law school?
Trial Advocacy.

How did you start participating in pro bono work?
I began pro bono work my first semester 1L year with the Milwaukee Justice Center Family Forms Clinic as a way to gain immediate hands-on experience and interaction with clients and the Milwaukee community.  Through the remainder of my law school career, I volunteered primarily with the Eviction Defense Project.

What advice would you give to the current law school students?
Take classes that you are curious about, and as many different types of classes as possible, even if those classes seemingly have no practical advantage to your long-term plans.  You never know what area of law you will enjoy/what you will ultimately end up practicing.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 
Play tennis, ski (in winter), and play pickleball!

Law Student Spotlight:  Erin Idler

Erin is a 3L at Marquette University Law School. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with degrees in Psychology, Economics, and Legal Studies. She came right to law school to pursue her ambitions for Family Law and Estate Planning. Erin is currently the President of the Children and Family Law Society at the law school and President of the MJC Student Advisory Board. After graduation she will join Hansen & Hildebrand, S.C. In her free time, Erin enjoys camping, hiking, reading, baking, volunteering with Kiwanis, and spending time with family and friends.

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