CONTACT: Teresa Weidemann-Smith
State Bar of Wisconsin
(800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
Nominations Sought for 2004 Judicial Awards
MADISON, October 22, 2004 –
The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Bench and Bar
Committee seeks nominations for two outstanding jurists
to receive judicial awards for their efforts to improve the quality of
justice during 2004.
The Judge of the Year Award recognizes jurists who advance the
quality of justice through leadership, judicial education, or commitment
to innovative programs that benefit the community. Since its inception
in 1996, award recipients have exhibited high ideals, personal character
and judicial competence while serving the community.
The Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award recognizes an individual with
at least 12 years of trial judge experience. Recognizing jurists since
1997, the award honors individuals who have demonstrated long-term
judicial excellence and leadership toward improving the quality of
"The State Bar of Wisconsin wants to recognize the important work
that the judiciary of Wisconsin performs for this state," said the
Honorable Daniel M. Floeter, Bench and Bar committee chair. "We
therefore strongly encourage bar members and the general public to
submit letters of nomination for these awards."
The awards will be presented at the 2005 State Bar Annual Convention,
May 4-6, at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee. The deadline for
nominations is Dec. 13, 2004. For eligibility guidelines visit http://www.wisbar.org/committees/bb/awards.
For other questions or additional information about the awards, contact
Pat Morgan at (800) 444-9404, ext. 6107.
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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 assists Wisconsin
lawyers in carrying out initiatives to educate the public about the
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