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Rubin Society Award

In recognition of Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD) staff who spend much of their free time working with children, the SPD inducts them into the Rubin Society. The recognition, named in honor of former SPD attorney Peter Rubin, recognizes the Following current and Former SPD staff members that contribute to the kids in their communities. Starting in 2015, the award is given to the agency's regional office that participates in the most outreach.

2016 Recipient:
The Eau Claire Region (Barron, Eau Claire, & Hudson Offices) for its outreach activities over the previous year including mock trial competitions and community programs.

2015 Recipient:
The Milwaukee Trial Office for its outreach activities over the past year including school and university talks, national trainings, and training sessions at public defender conferences of other states.

Prior Individual Recipients:
Annette Barna - Rice Lake; John Bergstrom - Janesville; Marge Bieschke - Milwaukee Trial; Howard Cameron - Hudson; Mary Cayan - Milwaukee Trial; Marcus Coleman - Milwaukee Trial; Ann Davey - Madison Trial; Pat DeMeo - Madison Appellate; Tom Dixon - Administration; Tammy Edwards - Appleton; Brian Figy - Appleton; Peter Goldberg - Milwaukee Trial; Ben Gonring - Madison Trial; Ellen Henak - Milwaukee Appellate; Maggie Hogan - Rhinelander; John W. Johnson, Jr. - Rhinelander; Margaret Johnson - Racine; Shirley Johnson - Black River Falls; Sheila Kessler - Stevens Point; Alice Knitter - Milwaukee Trial; Linda Koenigs - Jefferson; Barbara Krueger - Eau Claire; Alex Lockwood - Milwaukee Trial; Ken Lund - Madison Appellate; John Manydeeds - Eau Claire; Claytee Mattox - Milwaukee Appellate; Paul Merkle - Janesville; Joe Moore - Juneau; Ann Munninghoff - Rhinelander; Rose Oliveto - Lancaster; Marilyn Parks - Milwaukee Appellate; Jose Perez - Administration; Jack Rakowski - Rice Lake; Stuart Richter - Madison Trial; Trish Sahs - Spooner; Renee Savannah - Madison Trial; Jack Schairer - Madison Appellate; April Schmidt - Sheboygan; Katherine Schnell - LaCrosse; Jodi Severson - Rice Lake; Ron Shabazz - Milwaukee Juvenile; Kathy Smith - Madison Trial; Betsy Stampe - Madison Trial; Rhonda Stauss - Milwaukee Trial; Judy Stowell - Milwaukee Trial; Chris Sydow - Madison Appellate; Ramon Valdez - Milwaukee Trial; Eric Vega - Milwaukee Trial; Greg Vollan - Juneau; John Wabaunsee - LaCrosse; Bruce Ware - Milwaukee Juvenile; Mary Wolfe - Fond du Lac