Aviva Meridian Kaiser is ethics counsel at the State Bar of Wisconsin. Before joining the State Bar in 2013, she taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School for 25 years. She taught Professional Responsibilities, Ethical and Professional Considerations in Writing, Problem-Solving, and Risk Management and, from 1992 until 2002, was the director of the Legal Research and Writing Program. Ms. Kaiser received her B.A. in Chinese from the University of Pittsburgh and her J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. She clerked for the Honorable Louis B. Garippo in People v. John Wayne Gacy and clerked for the Honorable Maurice Perlin in the Illinois Appellate Court. She practiced law in Chicago before beginning her full-time teaching career at ITT Chicago/Kent College of Law. Ms. Kaiser is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, a Wisconsin Bar Foundation Fellow, and a frequent speaker on matters of professional ethics.
Alexandra Settle is intake paralegal at Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs LLP, a law firm focused on personal injury, civil rights, employment, and malpractice litigation representing plaintiffs throughout the state of Wisconsin. Prior to joining the Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs Team she worked at the State Bar of Wisconsin in Member Records and the Lawyer Referral and Fee Arbitration programs. She has 6 years of legal experience in records management, case management, compliance, and client intake. She is a graduate of the Madison College Legal Studies/Paralegal Program and a current paralegal member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice.
Bill Weigel has practiced law for nearly 39 years – beginning with over a dozen years in private practice, followed by the next 26+ as General Counsel for the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Office of Lawyer Regulation. He served on many law-related national committees and boards and has presented over 170 programs on ethics and lawyer regulation. For the past 18 years, Bill has also served as the municipal judge of Verona, Wisconsin.
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