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State Bar of Wisconsin
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Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Awarded for Public Service
MADISON, April 13, 2005 - The State
Bar of Wisconsin announces the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar
Association will receive a Local Bar Grant Award for their Eastern
District of Wisconsin Court History Project. The Award of
Achievement honors will be presented at the 2005 Wisconsin Bar Leaders'
Conference on Friday, April 15 at the State Bar of Wisconsin
"The caliber of the local community service programs put forth by
State Bar members is exceptional," said Attorney Ben Brantmeier,
Chairperson of the Local Bar Grant Competition Subcommittee. "This award
recognizes the ability and willingness of Eastern District Bar attorneys
to address needs in our society and helps to creatively and effectively
assist those public needs."
Members of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association created
a public exhibit that highlighted both the 50th anniversary of the
United States Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Bd. of
Education, and the 25th anniversary of the successful conclusion, by
amicable settlement, of the suit to desegregate the Milwaukee Public
Schools. The exhibit was on public display in the atrium of the United
Each year, local and specialty bar associations develop public
service projects with the help of the State Bar's local bar grants.
Whether the project is a community program, video, publication, or
special conference, bar associations can receive up to $2,000 from the
State Bar Local Bar Grant Competition Committee to address important
community issues and needs.
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, visit http://www.wisbar.org/bargrant
or contact State Bar of Wisconsin Member Relations and Public Services
Outreach Coordinator Kris Wenzel at (800) 444-9404, ext. 6185.