About the presenters
Hon. Emily M. Long was elected in 2018 to serve as one of five general jurisdiction judges in Eau Claire County. She has served as the presiding judge for the Branch 3 Treatment Court (formerly known as Mental Health Treatment Court) since January of 2019. Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Long served as a domestic violence prosecutor for over ten years. During that time, she was on the team that created what is now known as the Branch 1 Treatment Court, which serves mothers with addiction issues. Judge Long also spent a decade working in private practice primarily in the area of family law.
Janet WeixMS, CSW, has worked as a social worker since 2006. During her career, she has focused her work on adults who have mental health and/or addiction issues. Since 2012, Ms. Weix has worked in corrections related positions including as a prison social worker, a juvenile justice social worker and a treatment court coordinator. Ms. Weix has served as a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper since 2015. Ms. Weix also volunteers time to educate community members about suicide prevention training. Ms. Weix’s own experience as a person living with mental health issues makes her passionate about deconstructing the stigma associated with discussing mental health.
Monica Fallon is an Assistant District Attorney for Eau Claire County. Ms. Fallon graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in May 2021. While attending law school, she served as a Managing Editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal, President of the Mock Trial team, and Treasurer of the Women’s Law Student Association. Previously, she worked as a Law Clerk in the UW-Madison Office of Legal Affairs and interned with the Western District of Wisconsin. Monica earned undergraduate degrees in Hispanic Studies and History from the College of Saint Benedict | Saint John’s University. Ms. Fallon has been with the treatment court team since 2001.
Trish Boltz-Lambert has served as a Criminal Deputy Clerk for the Eau Claire County Clerk of Courts Office for the last three years. Ms. Boltz-Lambert started her career at the age of 18 as an Explorer Officer with the Pepin Police Department. Ms. Boltz-Lambert pursued a degree in Police Science/Protective Services, while continuing to work with many law enforcement agencies including the River Falls and Hudson Police Departments Ms. Boltz-Lambert when on to work for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department, and finally as a Deputy Sheriff for the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department for almost 9 years. Ms. Boltz-Lambert obtained additional advanced training including training from the FBI as a Hostage Negotiator. Ms. Boltz-Lambert left law enforcement to work with victims in the District Attorneys Office and then to her position in the Eau Claire County Clerk’s Office. She has served as the treatment court clerk for about 2 years. She has enjoyed this aspect of her job finding it eye opening and interesting.