Madison, WI – The State Bar of Wisconsin is recognizing law firm Herrling Clark Ltd. for its generous donation to the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Championship, which will be hosted by the State Bar in Madison next May.
The State Bar and its charitable arm, the Wisconsin Law Foundation, have set a $200,000 fundraising goal to help cover the cost of venues, awards, activities and materials for participants, who in recent years have hailed from 46 states, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and South Korea. Herrling Clark, headquartered in Appleton, is being honored as a Bronze Gavel sponsor ($5,000-$9,999).
“Herrling Clark is pleased to be a part of such a prestigious event,” said the firm’s vice president, Attorney Kevin Longeran. “The national competition is an opportunity to showcase our state to many energetic, smart young men, women and their families.”
Lonergan, who has coached mock trial teams for years, said those who do not have the time to volunteer can still support young people who immerse themselves in the inner workings of the U.S. justice system in an effort to win the national title.
For more information contact Attorney Andrea Gage, public relations coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin. She can be reached at org agage wisbar wisbar agage org, or by phone at (608) 250-6025.
“Giving to National Mock Trial is more than just a simple donation. It is an investment in young people who are learning to think on their feet, speak in public, and become the lawyers, doctors, and accomplished professionals of tomorrow,” said Lonergan. “On behalf of Herrling Clark, I urge other law firms, local businesses and individuals to financially back this important endeavor.”
Want to make an investment in young people and become a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Gavel level donor today? Just visit nationalmocktrial2014.wisbar.org and select the Donate Now button. All donations are tax deductible. Checks can also be made out to the Wisconsin Law Foundation and mailed to PO Box 7158 Madison, WI, 53707-7158 (make sure to write National Mock Trial in the memo line). The group also welcomes multiyear donations, which must be made by Feb. 1, 2014.