Serving on Municipal Boards 2021

Product ID: CA3243D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the Senior Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

More than one way to make a difference

Volunteering for a non-profit organization isn’t the only way you can give back to your local community. Have you considered a role in your local government? As an attorney, you possess unique skills and can offer valuable insights to local governing bodies. Experienced municipal attorneys will walk you through the various ways you can use your legal experience and knowledge to serve on a municipal governing board.

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Member $89.00

Non-Member $139.00

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1 LPM

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Co-produced with the Senior Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

More than one way to make a difference

Volunteering for a non-profit organization isn’t the only way you can give back to your local community. Have you considered a role in your local government? As an attorney, you possess unique skills and can offer valuable insights to local governing bodies. Experienced municipal attorneys will walk you through the various ways you can use your legal experience and knowledge to serve on a municipal governing board.

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Dean R. Dietrich is a shareholder in the Law Firm of Dietrich VanderWaal, S.C. He has represented attorneys in matters before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of Lawyer Regulation and has consulted with numerous law firms and lawyers regarding compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. He serves as Chair of the State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics, and he has also served on the Committee appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review changes to Supreme Court Rules Chapter 20. Mr. Dietrich is a graduate of Marquette University Law School.

John P. Macy is a shareholder with the law firm of Municipal Law and Litigation Group, S.C. (Arenz, Molter, Macy, Riffle, Larson & Bitar). The firm is engaged in the general practice of law, with a heavy emphasis on municipal law and municipal insurance defense throughout Wisconsin. The firm currently represents approximately 50 municipal entities and several insurance companies. Mr. Macy is a graduate of the Marquette University Law School. He was previously an active member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Waukesha County Bar Association. He is involved in numerous professional, civic, and non-profit organizations. Mr. Macy is a frequent instructor for municipal seminars throughout the State of Wisconsin.

Michael P. May, Boardman & Clark LLP, has over four decades of legal experience, including 16 years as City Attorney for Madison, Wisconsin. His practice includes assisting local units of government, businesses or individuals on alcohol licensing, appellate review, civil rights, contracts (including public bidding), constitutional law, elections, employment law, ethics, government structure, intergovernmental agreements, open meetings and public records, police and fire, public works and utilities, tax disputes, and zoning. He also brings a wealth of experience dealing with politically charged issues while under public scrutiny.

Steven R. Sorenson is a Shareholder at von Briesen & Roper, S.C. in Neenah, where he has accumulated more than 35 years of experience helping clients with a wide range of legal issues. Steve provides counsel on corporate law, business succession planning and estate planning. He also represents municipalities, and with regard to real estate, he counsels on land use, zoning, smart growth, water front litigation, and nonmetallic mining. He is a Fond du Lac County Court Commissioner and serves as a mediator and arbitrator in real estate and labor disputes.

  • Receive tips for running a successful government meeting
  • Better serve your local community
  • Understand why you should get involved
  • Senior Lawyers Division members
  • Emeritus members
  • Senior active members
  • Government lawyers
  • Any lawyer considering municipal board service

Senior Lawyers Divison Members Discount

Senior Lawyers Division members can attend the webcasts in the Staying Sharp Seminar Series for free!*

*Free tuition for Senior Lawyers Division members applies to live webcasts and webcast replays. It does not include CLE OnDemand.

Practical practice pointers

No matter how many decades of law practice are under your belt, as an attorney, you must continually acquire new skills and stay on the top of the latest technologies. This constant need to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice” can be a challenge at any age. The Staying Sharp Seminar Series will help lighten the load, by giving attorneys in the later stages of their careers tips for upholding ethical responsibilities, providing competent representation, and maintaining lifelong focus on well-being.

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