October 2011 - Pro Bono Week
Celebrate, Reflect and Mobilize
Pro Bono Week, held annually during the last week of October, is dedicated to recognizing and encouraging year-round pro bono efforts. First celebrated in 2005, the event has grown each year, and nearly 800 people now participate in Pro Bono Week events. Read more...
Using DCFS Hearings to Exonerate Wrongly-Accused Parents and Caregivers
Civil Rights, Individual Rights, and Administrative Law with a “Family Law” Twist
In December 2009, 10-month -old Zachary went with his mother Emily to visit his father Ryan. Emily’s family members, friends, and co-workers universally describe Emily as a patient and protective parent who takes exemplary care of Zachary, putting his needs first. Read more...
Fixing the Immigration System
A Roadmap for Reform, and a Place for the Legal Community to Lead
When the topic of immigration comes up, seemingly the only thing all sides agree upon is that the system is broken. Read more. . .
The Mediation of Disputes
How I Rolled Into the Center for Conflict Resolution
My interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution began when I was part of a women’s roller derby league in Madison, Wisconsin. The league was a 100-member LLC comprised of skaters who competed against each other on the track, but worked together off the track to run the business. Read more. . .