Commission appointments completed!

With the announcement yesterday by Governor Jim Doyle that he is appointing Kelly Burger, Duana Bremer and Deedee Rongstad to the Commission, we now have our full complement of 17 board members. Last week, Speaker Mike Sheridan announced the Wisconsin Assembly’s appointment of Marvin Wopat to the Commission. Here is a quick summary of the new members (more information will be added shortly to our Biographies page): By Speaker Sheridan Marvin Wopat (Rock County Board of …

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ABA acts on civil right to counsel

The ABA House of Delegates voted on Tuesday to adopt two key documents supporting a limited statutory civil right to counsel for the poor in cases where basic human needs are at stake. One of the resolutions was a set of principles that could serve as a guide as states approach this issue. The second was a Model Act intended to serve as a framework for states in drafting actual legislation to implement a limited …

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