The Third Branch
Elder Law Clinic held at MATC
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Executive Assistant to the Chief Justice Andrew Bissonnette visited Madison Area Technical College's (MATC) Truax campus during a free educational legal clinic for the elderly on Nov. 1. The clinic was presented by MATC's Paralegal Program in cooperation with WPS, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Dane County Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin.
The clinic featured workshops on health insurance, advance directives and estate planning and provided resources on a variety of issues, such as social security, trusts, long-term care insurance, among other topics.
About 70 people attended. Abrahamson addressed the group briefly about access to justice and elder abuse prevention. She also toured the college's new E-Courtroom and E-Jury room – state of the art facilities used for training law enforcement officers, court reporters and paralegals.
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, third from left, toured Madison Area Technical College's (MATC's) new E-Courtroom training facility on Nov. 1. Also pictured (left to right), are instructor, Atty. Bill Bedker; Associate Dean of Business and Applied Arts Kathy Sorenson; Paralegals Scott Whaley, Janell Oudenhoven, and Krista Balgeman; MATC President Dr. Jack Daniels, and MATC Provost Terry Webb.