Leander J. Foley, Jr. Chapter
Our Chapter was started in 1995 by Leonard Loeb (1929-2003).
Attorney Loeb made a huge impression on the practice of family law
in Wisconsin. Among many of his accomplishments, Attorney Loeb
authored the System Book for Family Law, and co-founded the
Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
During his legal career that spanned over 50 years, he served as
the State Bar of Wisconsin President, was an active ABA member
serving on the Board of Governors, and was the founding President
of the Leander J. Foley Jr. Matrimonial chapter. He was also the
founding President of the Thomas E. Fairchild American Inns of
Attorney Loeb's vision for lawyers was to teach civility and
respect in the daily practice of law, and to create a mentoring
system for younger members of the bar. He decided that there was no
better way to create a matrimonial chapter than to name it after
one of the best family law judges in the State of Wisconsin.
Leander J. Foley, Jr., was a judge for 26 years in the State of
Wisconsin. He died at the age of 74 in December 1996. Judge Foley
began his career as a judge in 1959. He served for over 26 years on
the bench. He retired in 1985. In addition to teaching law students
a course on Family Law at Marquette University Law School, he also
taught other judges at the National College of the State Judiciary,
located in Reno, Nevada. Judge Foley was recognized as one of the
leading members of the judiciary for his honesty, integrity and
knowledge of family law.
Leander J. Foley Jr. Inn Meeting Guest Policy
It is the policy of the Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial
American Inn of Court that guests are welcome at our meetings.
Any member intending to bring a guest shall receive prior
approval from a majority of the Executive Committee. This
approval can be obtained via e-mail.
New Member Orientation policy
Our new member orientation program will by held each year in
conjunction with our April meeting.