Boardman Clark Hosts Diversity Panel for Wisconsin Law Students

On October 27, 2020 Boardman Clark hosted a panel discussion for law students as part of our recent diversity initiative. Judge Carl Ashley, Judge Nia Trammell, Attorney Michelle Behnke,and Attorney Derek Hawkins joined together to answer some questions about what it’s like to be an attorney of color in Wisconsin. Law students who are in organizations focused on diversity at Marquette Law School and UW-Madison Law School were invited to this Zoom event to help them learn more about life after law school.

Boardman Clark’s Law Student Outreach Committee was the organizer of the event, consisting of associates Sarah Horner and Julia Jagow, and marketing associate Alexis Wells. This will be the first of many events that the Committee plans to host for minority Wisconsin law school students in order to provide them with diverse attorney experiences in Wisconsin workplaces. Future webinar topics include being an LGBTQ+ attorney in Wisconsin, a millennial attorney working with baby boomers, an attorney who is a mother or father,and being an attorney with a disability.

Watch a recording of the October 27th here.


Boardman & Clark LLP is one of Madison’s largest, longest-standing law firms. The firm currently operates with 70 attorneys and serves individuals, businesses, school districts, and local governments in a wide variety of practice areas, including municipal, litigation, banking, corporate, estate planning, family, franchise and dealership, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, school, and taxation.

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