Attorneys Douglas Poland & Erin Deeley present for State Bar on Wisconsin’s election administration and recount laws

Attorneys Douglas M. Poland and Erin Deeley will present on a panel on Thursday, June 20, at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting and Conference in Green Bay. Their presentation is part of a three-day program of CLEs and other sessions for legal professionals. “Win, Lose, or Draw Names: Navigating Recounts and Other Challenges to Administering Elections in Wisconsin” will identify and discuss the latest and most significant challenges that election officials across Wisconsin face as they administer elections in this presidential election year, and the role of attorneys for municipalities, campaigns, candidates, and voters in election law and administration. The program will include a more in-depth focus on Wisconsin’s recount statute, which places an enormous amount of responsibility on municipalities to administer recounts in accordance with express statutory requirements. The program will highlight the main actors in a recount, their responsibilities, and the profound challenges of administering a recount or defending a recount appeal in the expedited timelines inherent to election disputes. It will also challenge everything attorneys assume about preservation and waiver. Finally, the program will cover the different forms of relief should a recount reveal defects in the manner in which an election was administered.

Read more about the program schedule for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s 2024 Annual Meeting and Conference here. Or register here.

Attorney Douglas Poland is a partner in Stafford Rosenbaum’s Madison office. His practice focuses on election and voting rights law; appellate law and complex litigation in state and federal courts, with emphasis on business, contract, and real estate disputes; environmental toxic torts; products liability; and consumer fraud lawsuits. He is a frequent author and presenter on topics related to his practice.

Attorney Erin Deeley is a partner in Stafford Rosenbaum’s Madison office. She is a litigator, practicing in state and federal courts, who specializes primarily in government and administrative law. She regularly represents businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and individuals in areas of election law, administrative law, environment and land use law, and business law. She also writes and speaks frequently in areas of her practice and was recently recognized for her leadership as a 2024 In Business Madison 40 Under 40 honoree.

Stafford Rosenbaum LLP is a full-service law firm with two convenient office locations in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 145 years of dedication to businesses, governments, nonprofits, and individuals has proven that effective client communication continues to be the heart of our practice.

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