Invested in our community

We believe our service to Wisconsin must extend beyond the walls of our office. Our attorneys and staff are actively engaged in the broader community by contributing to non-profit organizations, as well as eager to provide opportunities and access within the legal profession.

community 2023 Jul 06

Basic Will and Estate Planning Clinic - Summer 2023

Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.’s Attorney Will Bolte and Kelly Kiorpes (paralegal) participated in the summer Basic Wills and Estate Planning Clinic held from 9 a.m. - noon on June 24th, 2023. Sponsored by Community Justice, Inc and held at St. Luke’s Church in Madison, Wisconsin, Attorney Bolte and Ms. Kiorpes spent the morning working with low-income individuals seeking basic estate planning documents, including wills, durable powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney – all provided at no cost. The clinic pre-registers individuals and provides them with a questionnaire to complete prior to their appointment so that they arrive prepared with the basic information necessary to complete the estate plan documents. The volunteer professionals sit down with the individuals to go through the questionnaire, answer any questions they may have, and prepare and execute the estate planning documents. Attorney Bolte worked with a veteran making his first will and durable power of attorney, while Ms. Kiorpes completed their documents based upon the client’s questionnaire and his conversation with Attorney Bolte. Both also served as witnesses and notaries as needed. It was a small but mighty operation, with a team of about 10 volunteers lead by Jennifer Binkley of Community Justice, Inc. and Norma Kropp, Instructor and Legal Services Chair at Madison College. The team worked efficiently and effectively to ensure that every client walked away with their finalized and free estate plan documents. The complimentary coffee also helped! The next estate plan clinic is tentatively slated for some time in Fall 2023, and volunteer opportunities are open to attorneys, paralegals, and legal studies students. Anyone interested in volunteering their time may reach out to Jennifer Binkley at

community 2022 Nov 01

2022 Buckets for Hunger Champions

Bell, Moore & Richter and friends united to put their knowledge to the test in support of Buckets for Hunger at its annual trivia contest. This year's team had a wonderful time competing, and they won First Place, for the second year in a row, in the trivia contest. Buckets for Hunger was created in 1995 and is an all-volunteer organization. It has helped raise over $1,500,000 in grants which equates to over 10,000,000 pounds of food for the needy.

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Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is proud to be one of Wisconsin's oldest law firms, with a continuous history that goes back to 1851, just three years after Wisconsin became the 30th state admitted to the Union. The firm's members have included Madison mayors, U.S. senators, state legislators, law professors, Wisconsin Supreme Court justices, and a federal judge as well as many leading lawyers in their specialty areas.

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