Milwaukee County judges, lawyers to go ‘On the Issues’ to discuss justice in the time of COVID, Sept. 26

Sept. 21, 2023

Cover of Wisconsin Policy Forum report, "Justice in the Time of COVID"MILWAUKEE — Chief Judge Carl Ashley of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, and Chief Jeffrey Norman of the Milwaukee Police Department will be among the special guests for an “On the Issues” program titled “‘Under Pressure’: Justice in the Time of COVID,” to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 12:15 p.m. at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

Derek Mosley, director of the Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, will lead the conversation, which will also include Rob Henken, president of the Wisconsin Policy Forum; Tom Reed, regional attorney manager of the state public defender’s Milwaukee trial office; and Mary Triggiano, director of the Law School’s Andrew Center for Restorative Justice and former chief judge of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

The guests will discuss a recently released report, “Under Pressure: The Milwaukee County Justice System’s Recovery from COVID-19,” commissioned by the Milwaukee-based Argosy Foundation and the Milwaukee Community Justice Council and prepared by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum. They will also revisit a January 2021 “On the Issues,” at which the Lubar Center asked: How has the local justice system responded to the many challenges posed by the health crisis? Has justice continued to be delivered in a timely manner, and what lessons have been learned in the last year that could be useful in the future?

Registration for the free public event is required and available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on issues of public significance, and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School seeks to advance civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or