preside over civil cases by consent of the parties, conduct settlement conferences and mediate civil cases, in criminal matters, preside at misdemeanor jury trials and impose sentence, issue arrest and search warrants, preside at initial appearances, bond hearings, arraignments, conduct pretrial evidentiary hearings, issue report and recommendations to district judges.
represented indigent defendants in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin · wrote briefs and argued appeals on behalf of indigent defendants before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit · coordinated and supervised law student interns · implemented training program for CJA Panel Attorneys.
represented juveniles in delinquency and CHIPS (Children In Need of Protection and Services) proceedings.
National Conference of Federal Trial Judges, Executive Committee member, present
Federal Magistrate Judges Association; E-Communications Committee; Diversity Committee, present
Thomas E. Fairchild Inn of Court, present
Association of Women Lawyers, present
Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Wisconsin Criminal Law Chair, 2009- 2010; Memorial Committee (past)
Eastern District Bar Association; Ex Officio Board of Directors Member, present; Chair, Mentoring Committee, member;Vice-President, 2010; Criminal Law Committee Co-Chair , 2006-2010
Local Rules Advisory Committee (E.D. Wis.), member (past)
Magistrate Judge Reappointment Merit Selection Committee (E.D. Wis.), 2002-2010
Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (WAAL),Board of Directors, present; Co-chair, Scholarship Selection Committee, Co-chair; Pipe-line Program
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