EJI, Director of Pro Bono Programming
Office: Room 1348, Law School
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
Ann M. Zimmerman joined the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2011 as Director of the Pro Bono Program. Zimmerman previously served as Executive Assistant to Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, and in that capacity coordinated statewide initiatives on self-represented litigants. Prior to that, Zimmerman worked as an assistant attorney general in the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Environmental Protection Unit. While at DOJ, Zimmerman chaired the Legal Services Training Committee, creating a series of legal education programs for government attorneys and entities. She currently serves on the State Bar of Wisconsin's Legal Assistance Committee and the Dane County Bar Association's Delivery of Legal Services Committee.
Zimmerman graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1993. While a law student, Zimmerman took advantage of the Law School's law-in-action approach by participating in the Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Project (LAIP) and the Prosecution Project, in addition to serving as a judicial intern for Chief Justice Abrahamson.
The Law School's Pro Bono Program provides students with opportunities to deliver legal services to underrepresented community members. Students are assisted and supported by program staff with placements in private and nonprofit law firms, legal aid groups, in-house programs and other organizations, where their pro bono work is performed under direct attorney supervision. In keeping with the law school's law-in-action tradition, students develop legal and professional skills, gain practical, hands-on experience in real work environments and explore their ethical responsibility to provide pro bono service in this outstanding program.