MBA Bench-Bar Committees

Together the MBA and the Milwaukee County Circuit Court collaborate to offer several bench-bar committees to create opportunities for attorneys and judges to interface within a particular area of practice. Bench-bar committee meetings are FREE for MBA members and we encourage you attend these regularly occurring meetings that are especially important now with the constant changes in the ways the courts are operating due to COVID-19. If you are currently not a member of a bench-bar committee but would like to join one, please email Katy Borowski at [email protected] and indicate which committee(s) you would like to join.

Not a MBA member yet? Non-members are welcome to attend one bench-bar committee meeting for FREE! Check out the MBA calendar to view upcoming bench-bar meetings and to register.

To view more information including notes from past meetings, click on each of the committee names below:

Children's Bench-Bar Committee
Hon. Laura Crivello, Chair

Civil Bench-Bar Committee
Hon. Kevin Martens
Laurie J. McLeRoy, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Melissa Papaleo, Halling & Cayo, S.C.
Mark L. Thomsen, Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs

Family Bench-Bar Committee
Hon. Jane Carroll, Co-chair
Eric Hart, Hart Law Office, Co-chair

Probate Bench-Bar Committee

Hon. Paul Van Grunsven, Co-chair
Kelly Martyka, Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Nancy Shue, Shue Law Offices, LLC, Co-chair
Small Claims Bench-Bar Committee