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Milwaukee Bar holds memorial service

On May 9, the Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA) held its annual memorial service at the Milwaukee County Courthouse.  The memorial service honors and remembers those attorneys and judges who passed away during the last year. Deputy Chief Judge Maxine Aldridge White, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, presided over the service.

Presenters at the Milwaukee Bar Association’s annual memorial service, left to right: Attorney Marcia Facey Drame, MBA President Beth Ermatinger Hanan, Deputy Chief Judge Maxine Aldridge White, Atty. Christian Steinmetz (son of the late Justice Donald Steinmetz), the Rev. Timothy L. Kitzke and Judge John J. DiMotto. Photo credit: Omar Mallick.
Presenters at the Milwaukee Bar Association's annual memorial service, left to right: Attorney Marcia Facey Drame, MBA President Beth Ermatinger Hanan, Deputy Chief Judge Maxine Aldridge White, Atty. Christian Steinmetz (son of the late Justice Donald Steinmetz), the Rev. Timothy L. Kitzke and Judge John J. DiMotto. Photo credit: Omar Mallick.

After White called the service to order, the Rev. Timothy L. Kitzke, pastor of four Milwaukee parishes, gave an invocation, which was followed by introductory remarks from MBA President Beth Ermatinger Hanan.

Guests included MBA members and the family members of those being honored at the service. Attendees also included Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David T. Prosser and many current and  retired judges.

Three speakers, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge John J. DiMotto and attorneys Christian G. Steinmetz and Marcia Facey Drame, gave reflections regarding the contributions the honored attorneys and judges made to the Milwaukee legal community and the community at large.  

The service closed with White and Hanan reading the 53 names of those being honored and a closing prayer by Rev. Kitzke. Retired Judge Neal P. Nettesheim provided music for the service.  At the conclusion, guests were invited to stay for a reception.

Judges, attorneys and family members gathered to remember members of the bar who died during the last year.
Judges, attorneys and family members gathered to remember members of the bar who died during the last year.

 

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