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Kelly Mould and Kate Trudell: Charles Dunn Wisconsin Lawyer Author Award

Presented by the State Bar Communications Committee, which serves as the editorial board for Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, the Hon. Charles Dunn Author Award recognizes writing excellence in the publication. The award was named in honor of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s first chief justice.

This year’s award recipients are Kelly Mould and Kate Trudell, for their article “#FreeBritney: When Protections Turn Toxic,” in the October 2021 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer.

Using a news story that has made headlines across the country as a hook, the authors clearly explain how Wisconsin residents facing similar situations fare under state law. The article, the product of significant research, takes the story of pop singer Britney Spears’ conservatorship and makes it relevant for a wide legal audience. In short, the article demonstrates why Wisconsin lawyers from all practice areas should be attuned to the ways vulnerable individuals can be denied decision-making authority.

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