|For Immediate Release
||CONTACT: Jason Westphal
State Bar of Wisconsin
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Door County attorneys participate in hometown hotline
MADISON, November 14, 2002 - As part of the State
Bar's Lawyer Hotline program, several local attorneys volunteered to
provide free legal advice to citizens from throughout Wisconsin during a
recent "hometown hotline" held in Sturgeon Bay.
Attorneys Victor Brooks (Brooks & Moeller SC),
Steve Kase (Baylake Bank), Jennifer
Moeller (Brooks & Moeller SC), Thomas
Reynolds (Reynolds Law Office) and Charles
Wingrove (Brooks & Moeller SC) assisted the callers by
answering simple legal questions and providing general legal information
during the hotline session.
"This is truly a meaningful service that the State Bar is able to
provide through the assistance and cooperation of volunteer attorneys,"
said Shell Goar, hotline coordinator. "Anytime we as an association can
somehow bridge the gap between attorneys and the public, the opportunity
must be utilized."
The hotline program is a component of the State Bar's Lawyer Referral
and Information Service, which provides information, resources and
referrals to more than 50,000 consumers seeking legal assistance
annually. Most hotline questions involve landlord/tenant, small claims,
family law, simple wills, bankruptcy and traffic issues.
To access the State Bar's Lawyer Referral and Information Service,
call (800) 362-9082 or visit www.legalexplorer.com.
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 20,000 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