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State Bar of Wisconsin
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Local attorneys participate in hometown hotline
MADISON, November 12, 2003 - As part of the State
Bar of Wisconsin's Lawyer Hotline program, three volunteer attorneys
recently provided free legal advice to citizens from throughout
Wisconsin during a recent "hometown hotline" held in Wisconsin
Attorneys James T. Quinn (Metcalf & Quinn S.C.),
Nicholas J. Brazeau, Jr. (Brazeau, Wefel, Kryshak &
Nettesheim) and Richard D. Weymouth (Nash Podvin Law
Offices S.C.) provided general information and answered simple legal
questions during the two-hour session.
"This is a truly meaningful service that the State Bar is able to
provide through the assistance and cooperation of volunteer attorneys,"
said Shell Goar, hotline coordinator. "Any time we as an association can
somehow bridge the gap between attorneys and the public, the opportunity
must be utilized."
In existence for more than 20 years, 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 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.