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    DeWitt Receives Distinguished Law Foundation Award

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    For Immediate Release

    CONTACT: Teresa Weidemann-Smith
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025

    DeWitt Receives Distinguished Law Foundation Award

    Local attorney is presented with the Inaugural Truman Q. McNulty Award

    MADISON, November 22, 2004 – The Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation recently presented Jack Richard DeWitt with the Inaugural Truman Q. McNulty Service Award. The Truman Q. McNulty Service Award is presented from time to time to selected State Bar of Wisconsin attorneys who best typify the ideals which inspired the creation of the Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. DeWitt was honored with the award for a lifetime of distinguished service to the legal profession, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and for his leadership in educating the public in the rule of law.

    DeWitt, a 1994 co-founder of DeWitt Ross & Stevens law firm in Madison, earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1942. He was elected president of the State Bar (1975-76) and served as chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors. He is a former recipient of the Charles L. Goldberg Award of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and the UW Law School Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.

    Attorney Truman McNulty served as a former State Bar president (1978-79) and was instrumental in the creation of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. The Fellows assist the Wisconsin Law Foundation in carrying out its objective of making gifts to charitable or educational programs to promote public understanding of the law, improvement of the administration of justice or other law related public service. Law Related Education programs include the High School Mock Trial program, Community Adolescent programs, Community Justice Task Forces and legal education publishing.

    For more information on the Fellows or the Wisconsin Law Foundation, contact John Daugherty, Wisconsin Law Foundation Development Director at (608) 250-6038.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law license in Wisconsin. With more than 21,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members, and carries out initiatives to educate the public about the legal system.

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