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Professor Steven M. Barkan, Chair, Madison
Steve Barkan is the Voss Bascom Professor of Law and the director of the law library at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he teaches Torts I and II.  He is also member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  Prior to coming to the UW Law School in 1995, Professor Barkan was on the faculty of the Marquette University Law School (1987-1995), where he served as director of the law library, associate dean, and interim dean.  While at Marquette, he taught professional responsibility and other subjects.  Professor Barkan is a member of the Wisconsin and Ohio bars.  He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin (BA), Cleveland State University (JD), and the University of Michigan (AMLS).

Professor Judith McMullen, Vice Chair, Milwaukee
Judith McMullen joined the faculty at Marquette University Law School in 1987, and teaches in the areas of Family Law, Trusts & Estates, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Her articles on family and children's issues have appeared in the Indiana Law Review, the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy and other publications. Before joining the faculty, Professor McMullen was a Teaching Fellow at DePaul College of Law. She also practiced law in Chicago where she specialized in estate planning. She is a member of the Leander J. Foley Matrimonial Chapter of the American Inns of Court and a graduate of Yale Law School.

Dr. Patrick Delmore, Ph.D., Madison
Patrick Delmore served as a member of the State Supreme Court Lawyer Regulation Board-District 9 Committee for nine years. He also served as a principal and teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District for 33 years and as an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Edgewood College for 10 years.

Atty. Blake Duren, Reedsburg
Blake Duren is currently in private practice, working primarily in Sauk and Richland counties. He received his B.A. from UW-Madison in 2005, and his J.D. from St. Louis University in 2010. The bulk of his practice is criminal and family law. Mr. Duren participates in a free legal clinic monthly in Richland Center. He is also working with Sauk County to develop a strategy aimed at helping the area attract and retain young professionals.

Ms. Patricia P. Evans, Madison
Patricia Evans retired from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health where she taught within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Clinical Laboratory Science Program. Prior to that post, Ms. Evans worked for the Carbone Cancer Center as a Project Specialist in Human Oncology. She also served as a member of the Preliminary Review Committee from October 2005-2011 for the Office of Lawyer Regulation. Since 2004, Ms. Evans has volunteered as an AARP Advocate for Wisconsin. She has also testified before the Legislature on behalf of senior citizens. Ms. Evans is a member of the University of Wisconsin Retirement Association and a past co-chair of its Challenge Committee.

Atty. Mark Fremgen, Madison
Mark Fremgen is the Family Court Commissioner for Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Prior to his appointment to Family Court Commissioner he was in private practice in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for eight years practicing in criminal defense, family law and personal injury. Prior to that, he had been with the State Public Defender's Office for ten years. He was appointed to the Governor's Task Force to address changes in the OWI/OAR laws in 1995; the Fourth Judicial District Committee to address vehicle forfeiture laws in 1997; and the Fourth Judicial District Committee to address OAR sentencing guidelines in 2000. Since 1995, he has developed and presented county bar presentations in criminal law, family law, ethics, and GAL training. He received his bachelor's degree in 1987 from Marquette University and his law degree in 1990 from John Marshall Law School, in Chicago.

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Atty. Jesus ("Jesse") G.Q. Garza, Madison
Jesse Garza has been in Wisconsin civil service for more than 27 years. He began his career in 1989 working at the Department of Employment Relations (now the Division of Personnel Management in the Department of Administration). There he served as the Policy Advisor conducting investigations and writing advisory opinions relating to violations of the State's Code of Ethics for civil service employees. From 1998 to 2001, Jesse served as General Counsel for the Wisconsin Technical College System providing legal counsel to the System President and the State Technical College System Board. In November 2001, Jesse transferred to the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Health Services. Jesse currently provides legal counsel to various program units within the Department and also represents the Department in Medicaid-related cases, which includes third-party liability and collections. Jesse served as a member of the Office of Lawyer Regulation Investigative Committee – District 9 for nine years. He is currently a member of OLR's Preliminary Review Committee serving a 3-year term. Jesse received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland-University College and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Atty. Kimberly Haas, Mosinee
Attorney Kimberly Haas is Judicare's Deputy Director, Civil Unit Director and Coordinator of Judicare's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. Before coming to Judicare, she was a civil unit attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc. in Mankato, Minnesota. Attorney Haas received B.S. degrees in Accounting and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 1997. Attorney Haas received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 2000. While at Legal Services in Minnesota, Attorney Haas received Minnesota Lawyer's "Up and Coming Attorney" Award in 2004 and was recognized by the Committee Against Domestic Abuse in October 2003 for her work with domestic violence victims. Attorney Haas also coached the Cleveland High School's mock trial team for four years, and now volunteers as a judge for the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial program, sponsored by the Wisconsin State Bar Association. Attorney Haas is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and Wisconsin State Bar and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

Hon. Marc A. Hammer, Green Bay
Marc A. Hammer graduated from the University of Illinois at Champagne Urbana in 1986. He graduated from the University Of Missouri Columbia School of Law in 1989. Judge Hammer was a member of the University of Missouri Law Review and a member of the Order of the Barristers. Judge Hammer practiced law from 1989 to 2008 in Green Bay and De Pere. He focused primarily on civil litigation and family law matters. Judge Hammer was appointed to the Circuit Court bench in 2008. He was subsequently re-elected to the Circuit Court in 2009 and 2015. Judge Hammer has taught Business Law and Trial Advocacy at St. Norbert College from 1995 to present.

Steve Levine, Madison
Steve Levine retired in 2011 after 36 years as Assistant Chief Counsel for the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Since then he has been teaching a seminar on Wisconsin administrative law at the UW law school. He is a former president of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Ms. Sally Younger, Madison
Sally Younger is a technical writer for the non-profit foundation that patents and licenses university inventions. She writes about scientific research and entrepreneurship. Her personal work has appeared in Popular Science Magazine, National Geographic and the Saturday Evening Post. She recently won a Fulbright prize for promising young media professionals and has been nominated for a National Press Foundation award. She is a neighborhood volunteer and former writing mentor.

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