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    November
    12
    2003

    News Release November 2003: Local attorneys participate in hometown hotline


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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
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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 Rapids.

    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.