CONTACT: Teresa Weidemann-Smith
State Bar of Wisconsin
(800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
Reimbursement Fund: Protecting Clients for 25 Years
MADISON, November 28, 2006 – For the past 25
years, tens of thousands of Wisconsin lawyers have been helping the
clients of others recover money lost to unscrupulous lawyers. The
Wisconsin Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $3.4
million in reimbursements to a total of 537 clients over the last
quarter of a century, helping to rectify wrongs perpetrated by those in
the legal profession. This means less than three tenths (.024) of a
percent of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s 22,098 members are
responsible for claims.
A feature article, “Wisconsin Client Protection Fund: Lawyers
Doing the Right Thing,” in the October issue of Wisconsin
Lawyer magazine highlights the only professional fund that actively
seeks to provide a “safety net” for the public and the
initiatives that attorneys have taken to seek and gain restitution
payments from other attorneys claims have been paid against. To find out
how this program aids the public, access the article www.wisbar.org/wl/2006/10/protection/.
Attorney Dave Reddy is available for interviews
about the Fund. To set up an appointment, contact Teresa
Weidemann-Smith at (800) 444-9404 ext. 6025 or at Teresa Weidemann-Smith.
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