Madison Women's Leadership Luncheon
We are thrilled to announce that our speaker for our luncheon will be the Honorable Ellen Berz, Dane County Circuit Court Judge.
Judge Berz began her law career as an Assistant District Attorney in Eau Claire County. In 1985, she joined the Wisconsin State Public Defender and started the Baraboo office, serving the counties of Sauk, Juneau, Columbia and Marquette. In 1990, she was appointed Director of the Trial Division, managing the provision of legal services at the trial level by State Public Defender staff throughout Wisconsin. Judge Berz was elected Dane County Circuit Court Judge for Branch 11 in April, 2012.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1979 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she served as Director of the University Legal Clinic. She received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1983, where she worked extensively in the Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Program. In 1999, she completed the John F. Kennedy School's Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University.
Come hear Judge Berz share some of her story and talk about the importance of women in leadership positions.