Sunday, April 29, 2018

Inaugural Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, May 4th 2018

Join the Milwaukee and Madison Lawyers Chapters of the Federalist Society for the Inaugural Wisconsin Chapters Conference on May 4, 2018 at the Monona Terrace in Madison.

Register online:

  • $10 - Active Student Members (Must be logged in)
  • $50 - Active Members, Judges, Government Employees (Must be logged in)
  • $80 - Non-Members
  • Prices will increase on May 2, 2018.
This program has been approved for 2 Judicial Education Credits.
This program has been approved for 5 General WI CLE Credits.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks, Robert Driscoll, Milwaukee Chapter President, The Federalist Society
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

First Amendment Controversies: Free Speech and Religious Liberty
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Rick Esenberg, Founder, President, and General Counsel for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty
  • Jordan Lorence, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Lester Pines, Senior Partner, Pines Bach
  • Howard Schweber, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Misha Tseytlin, Solicitor General, State of Wisconsin (Moderator)

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Hon. Brad D. Schimel, Wisconsin Attorney General

State and Federal Judicial Selection
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Katie Ignatowski, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
  • Ryan Owens, Professor of Political Science; Affiliated Faculty, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network
  • Andrew Hitt, Chairman, Governor’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee (Moderator)

New Federalism
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Hon. Stephen Markman, Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Joseph Ranney, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School & Shareholder, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
  • Hon. Jeffrey Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Hon. Brian K. Hagedorn, Wisconsin Court of Appeals (Moderator)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

For information on other events, see our Calendar.