Beth Lauck is Chair of the Children and the Law Section of the State Bar for 2020-2021 and a Staff Attorney of Kids Matter Inc. Beth represents petitioners in minor private guardianship proceedings. Kids Matter Inc.’s director was part of the minor guardianship legislative study committee that met in 2018 to recommend legislation that led to 2019 Act 109.
Deanna Weiss is the Legislative Committee Co-Chair for the Children & the Law Section of the State Bar and Chief Staff Attorney for the Guardian ad Litem Division of the the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc. She has worked in the area of CHIPS, TPR, and guardianship cases for the past 22 years. Prior to this, Ms. Weiss worked in the public sector in the area of child support, poverty and health care issues as well as in a private law firm handling family and workers’ compensation cases. Deanna Weiss was named the Wisconsin Law Journal 's 2012 Leader in the Law.
Henry Plum of Henry Plum Law Office serves as co-chair of the legislative committee for the Children and Law section of the State Bar and was actively involved in the developing of this legislation. He has worked in the area of CHIPS, TPRs and Guardianship as both a practitioner and special prosecutor representing various county agencies. In addition, he has conducted numerous seminars throughout the state for the Courts and lawyers as well as County agencies on related areas involving Chapter 48 and 938.