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Stonewall, Trans Women of Color, and the Legacy of Pride

6.03.2022

June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ Community. June was selected because it is the month when the Stonewall Uprising occurred in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1969. The Stonewall Uprising was a watershed moment and responded to long-standing harassment, discrimination, and brutality from the New York City police and state government

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History As the First Black Woman to Serve on the United States Supreme Court

4.12.2022

In 232 years and 115 prior appointments, not one Black woman has been selected to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Until now. On April 7, 2022, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the nation’s next Supreme Court justice. Justice Jackson will be not only the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court, but also the first former public defender.

Women in the Judiciary: A Wisconsin Tradition

3.25.2022

March is Women’s History Month, making now an especially appropriate time for Wisconsin lawyers and legal professionals to reflect on the contributions that women lawyers have made. Women lawyers have been advancing justice in Wisconsin for years—especially in our state judiciary. For example, women currently occupy 6 of the 7 seats on our state supreme court, making it home to the highest percentage of women on a state supreme court in the United States. Likewise, women have held a majority of seats on our supreme court for the past 15 years.

Panel: The Life & Legacy of Vel Phillips

2.11.2022

We are very excited to announce a virtual panel on the life and legacy of Vel Phillips. Leading this discussion are four distinguished members of the Vel Phillips Taskforce, whose work led the State Capitol and Executive Residence Board this past November to approve the commissioning of a commemorative statue on the grounds of our Wisconsin State Capitol. When the statue is erected, it will be the first to honor a Black woman at any state capitol in the country.

Celebrating Velvalea “Vel” Hortense Rodgers Phillips: Monumental Leader, Activist, and Jurist

2.03.2022

Each February, we recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black Americans to the fabric of our national story cloth. The tapestry of American history, its challenges and progress are interwoven with Black history and its resilience and triumphs. As we honor the legacies of current and past Black Americans in the law, this year, we remember and celebrate a monumental leader, activist, and jurist, Velvalea “Vel” Hortense Rodgers Phillips (1924-2018).

Cultural Calendar: February 2022

2.02.2022

The February 2022 edition of our Cultural Calendar, produced by Boardman Clark's I.D.E.A. Group.

Announcing the Boardman Clark Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program

1.31.2022

The UW Law School Office of Career and Professional Development in partnership with Boardman Clark is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2022 Boardman Clark Public Interest Summer Fellowship.

Cultural Calendar: January 2022

1.05.2022

The January 2022 edition of our Cultural Calendar, produced by Boardman Clark's I.D.E.A. Group.

Cultural Calendar: December 2021

12.07.2021

The December 2021 edition of our Cultural Calendar, produced by Boardman Clark's I.D.E.A. Group.

Gender Equity On the Rise

11.03.2021

At the federal level, gender equity recently took two important strides forward: Michigan’s Solicitor General became the first Arab-American Muslim woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Government has issued its first passport with a non-binary gender designation.

Cultural Calendar: November 2021

11.02.2021

The November 2021 edition of our Cultural Calendar, produced by Boardman Clark's I.D.E.A. Group.

Cultural Calendar: October 2021

10.04.2021

The October 2021 edition of our Cultural Calendar, produced by Boardman Clark's I.D.E.A. Group.

Cultural Calendar: September 2021

9.09.2021

The September 2021 edition of our Cultural Calendar and What's Going on in Madison, produced by Boardman Clark's I.D.E.A. Group.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Represents Growing Demographic Trend of Women in the Judiciary

8.25.2021

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has the highest percentage of female Justices, with 86% of seats filled by women. This demographic trend within the Wisconsin Supreme Court is representative of a growing number of women-held judgeships across the state and national level.

Cultural Calendar: August 2021

8.03.2021

The August 2021 edition of our Cultural Calendar and What's Going on in Madison, produced by Boardman Clark's I.D.E.A. Group.

Wisconsin Parents Now Have Gender-Neutral Option For Child’s Birth Certificate

7.19.2021

Wisconsin parents now have the choice to identify themselves with a gender-neutral option on their children’s birth certificates. This new change was announced by Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on July 1, 2021.

Cultural Calendar: July 2021

7.01.2021

The July 2021 edition of our Cultural Calendar and What's Going on in Madison, produced by Boardman Clark's I.D.E.A. Group.

​Boardman Clark Hosts Third Diversity Panel for Wisconsin Law Students

6.10.2021

Rounding out its virtual panel series during the 2020-2021 school year, Boardman Clark hosted a third panel for law students on April 16, 2021 as part of its continuing diversity initiative. This event was virtual and featured the women of Boardman Clark.

Boardman Clark Hosts Second Diversity Panel for Wisconsin Law Students

6.10.2021

Following its first virtual panel discussion with attorneys of color in Wisconsin, Boardman Clark hosted a second panel for law students on January 26th, 2021. Judge Mario White and attorneys Abby Churchill, Tamara Packard, Angela Harden, and Adraea Brown shared their stories about what it’s like to be LGBTQ+ legal professionals in Wisconsin.

Boardman Clark Joins the Latino Academy of Workforce Development

4.13.2021

Boardman Clark is proud to announce our partnership with the Latino Academy of Workforce Development. We are excited about this relationship and what the future may hold. The press release released by the Latino Academy can be found below.

Boardman Clark Hosts Diversity Panel for Wisconsin Law Students

11.16.2020

On October 27, 2020 Boardman Clark hosted a panel discussion for law students as part of our recent diversity initiative.