The Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund (WEJF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas K. Zander will receive the 2022 Howard B. Eisenberg Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors those who have devoted significant time, talents, or resources to the provision or advancement of pro bono civil legal aid in Wisconsin. Dr. Zander’s 45-year career has displayed an extensive and consistent devotion to equal justice under law: as a trial and appellate lawyer, as a class action litigator, as the 13-year executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, as a law professor at Marquette, and as a forensic psychologist providing pro bono evaluations when retained by lawyers for low-income litigants.
WEJF will also recognize Matthew V. Hayes, Director of the SeniorLAW program at Legal Action of Wisconsin, with the Distinguished Service Award for 2022 for his exemplary record of legal service to underserved populations.
The awards will be presented at WEJF’s annual Eisenberg Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner on October 29, 2022 at Saint Kate, The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee. Registration for the dinner will open in September on the WEJF website, wejf.org/eisenberg-dinner.