CONTACT: Teresa Weidemann-Smith
State Bar of Wisconsin
(800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
Local lawyer promotes civics, celebrates 25 years of service
MADISON, March 10, 2005 – It's a six-peat!
Last month local Thorp attorney Charles "Chuttie" Senn participated in
the 6th Annual Judicial Teacher Institute - From the Courtroom to
the Classroom at the State Bar of Wisconsin in Madison. Loyal High
School teacher Michael Nanstad and Neillsville High School teacher Cindy
Wildish Rasmussen joined 30 Wisconsin high school teachers for the
two-day event to get the latest tools to teach students about the
judicial system in Wisconsin and outline the role of the Supreme
"This event features our Supreme Court Justices as teachers in an
effort to bring Wisconsin courts and the law to life for students while
interacting with educators, attorneys and judges," said Senn, co-chair
of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Law-related Education Committee.
"Institute attendees participate in mini mock trials, learn the
viewpoints of the Supreme Court Justices on the judicial system and
more. The event offers a valuable face to face government learning
experience for all participants."
Senn, a solo practitioner at Charles Senn Law Office in Thorp for the
past 25 years, received his undergraduate degree from University of
Wisconsin-Parkside and his law degree in 1980 from the University of
Wisconsin Law School. Senn has served as chair of the State bar of
Wisconsin's Law-related Education Committee for the past 10 years and in
addition to coordinating Institute, he has actively participated in
numerous Law-related activities. This year marks his firms 25th year in
business in the community.
The Institute is a joint effort of the State Bar of Wisconsin's
Law-related Education Committee, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the
University of Wisconsin Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the
Wisconsin Law Foundation, and the Wisconsin Municipal Judges
The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association,
created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a
Wisconsin law license. 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 to help them maintain their
expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community
service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the
value of lawyers.
For more information about the Judicial Teacher Institute, contact
Dee Runaas, State Bar of Wisconsin Law-related Education Coordinator at
(608) 250-6191 or visit www.legalexplorer.com.