MILWAUKEE – Attorneys Ralph Weber and Craig Johnson will be the featured speakers at a luncheon set for Tuesday, January 18 hosted jointly by the Milwaukee Press Club and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee.
In the wake of the Waukesha Parade attack in November, Wisconsin bail practices came under a national spotlight. Weber and Johnson will discuss the law and practice of bail and why they believe bail reform requires data-driven decisions.
Weber, a Milwaukee area civil trial lawyer, advisor, and corporate/nonprofit board member who writes about human decision-making, wrote this commentary shortly after the parade attack, in which six people died and dozens more were injured. Johnson, a criminal defense lawyer and president of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative, which advocates for change in the state’s justice system, wrote this viewpoint regarding tools that can be used in setting bail.
Lunch and networking will begin at 11:45 a.m.; program to run from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Memorial Hall at the War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive in Milwaukee. Parking is available to the north of the building – please tell the attendant you are there for Rotary. Seating will be limited for this event and advanced registration is required.
The cost to attend is $25 for MPC members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Registration deadline is Thursday, January 13. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at http://www.milwaukeepressclub.
A virtual option is available via live stream. Registration is required and link will be sent the morning of the event.
Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at joette@milwaukeepressclub.