Sarah Zylstra Elected to the Wisconsin Judicial Council

Attorney Sarah Zylstra was elected a Representative of the Wisconsin Judicial Council, defeating candidate Howard Bichler to become one of just three Wisconsin State Bar members representing the 21-member council.  Sarah’s three-year term begins July 1, 2019.

In addition to the three Wisconsin State Bar members, the Council is comprised of judges, district attorneys, legislators and legislative staff, citizens, and law school personnel. The Wisconsin Judicial Council’s responsibilities include studying and making recommendations relating to court pleadings, practice, and procedures, as well as administration and operation of the courts. Sarah plans to draw from her experience as a litigation attorney in her role as a representative, saying “I believe my background as a commercial and insurance defense litigator who has litigated numerous matters throughout the state and federal courts, including jury trials, makes me well suited to be one of the three State Bar members. I will draw upon my experience in providing the perspective of practicing litigators on issues that the Council considers.” 

Sarah has been an attorney at the law firm of Boardman Clark for 20 years. Her practice focuses on all facets of civil litigation in state and federal courts, with an emphasis on commercial and insurance litigation. 

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