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Two Wisconsin judges selected as 'Leaders in the Law'

Madison, Wisconsin - March 6, 2007

Chief Judge R. Thomas Cane

Chief Judge R. Thomas Cane

Judge Kathryn W. Foster

Judge Kathryn W. Foster

The Wisconsin Law Journal has selected Judge R. Thomas Cane, chief judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, and Judge Kathryn W. Foster, Waukesha County Circuit Court, as recipients of its 2007 Leaders in the Law award.

Cane and Foster, along with UW Law School Dean Kenneth B. Davis Jr. and 16 lawyers, are recognized for outstanding contributions to the practice of law, leadership in advancing legal services to the poor, and important contributions to Wisconsin's legal community and to the community at large.

Cane began his judicial career as an Outagamie County Circuit Court judge in 1972. In 1981, he was appointed to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District III (headquartered in Wausau). He has subsequently been elected four times. In addition to deciding cases, he oversees the administration of the statewide Court of Appeals. Cane is well known for his scholarly writing and service on the faculty of judicial education programs.

Foster was elected to the Waukesha County Circuit Court in 1988, and has been re-elected twice. In addition to her case-deciding duties, Foster served as chief judge for the third judicial administrative district, which encompasses Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties. Foster has championed a number of justice innovations in Waukesha, including the alcohol treatment court.

Foster, Cane, and the other honorees will be recognized at a dinner on March 28 in Milwaukee, and featured in a special section in the Law Journal on April 2.

For more information contact:
Amanda K. Todd
Court Information Officer
(608) 264-6256

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