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    July
    31
    2012

    Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission Hosts Community Hearing


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    Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission
    MEDIA ADVISORY

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    JULY 31, 2012

    CONTACT:
    Jeff Brown
    (608) 250-6177
    org jbrown wisatj wisatj jbrown org

    Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission Hosts Community Hearing

    Eau Claire, WI – On Tuesday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m., the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission is hosting a community hearing on the challenges facing low-income residents when they need legal help.

    The Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission was created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the State Bar of Wisconsin to expand access to the civil justice system for low-income Wisconsin residents. The hearing is designed to increase awareness and give community members an opportunity to help identify needs and close what organizers call the “justice gap.”

    Panelists:
    Gregg Moore, Commission President and Eau Claire County Board Chair
    Duana Bremer, Commission Member and Director at The Salvation Army
    Deputy Chief Judge Molly GaleWyrick
    Court of Appeals Judge Gary Sherman
    Rep. Kathy Bernier
    Rep. Warren Petryk
    Sen. Sheila Harsdorf
    Sen. Bob Jauch
    Mike Waterman, Member of the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Wisconsin
    Linda McIntyre, Executive Director at the Community Foundation of Dunn County
    Robyn Thibado, Social Assets Director for West CAP
    Mark Aumann, Aide to U.S. Rep. Ron Kind

    When:
    July 31, 2012, starting at 4:00 PM

    Where:
    Eau Claire County Courthouse, County Board Room #2560
    721 Oxford Ave.
    Eau Claire, WI 54703

    The Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission was created by an order of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in response to a petition filed by the State Bar of Wisconsin. Our mission is to develop and encourage means of expanding access to the civil justice system for unrepresented low-income Wisconsin residents. We are governed by a 17 member board appointed by our stakeholders: the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Governor, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Legislature, Marquette University Law School, the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation. Learn more at www.wisatj.org.