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Supreme Court video debuts today
Project made possible with a Wisconsin Law Foundation grant
MADISON, May 29, 2003 - In honor of the Wisconsin
Supreme Court's 150th anniversary, a new 12-minute video premiered today
in a ceremony at the state capitol. Made possible by a $10,000 grant
from the Wisconsin Law Foundation, the video offers a closer look at the
Supreme Court's administrative function and how justices review and
"Since the State Bar is also celebrating its 125th anniversary, this
makes the project even more memorable," said John Daugherty, fund
development director for the Wisconsin Law Foundation. "The video is an
instructional tool to promote awareness of our state's highest court
while reaching nearly 200,000 people who tour the capitol each year," he
Before the video debut, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson's opening
remarks provided a historical review of the Court's earliest years and
factors impacting Wisconsin's judicial system during the past 150 years.
After today a continuous loop version of the video will be posted
outside the Supreme Court hearing room so visitors touring the capitol
will have full access.
The Wisconsin Law Foundation (WLF) is the charitable arm of the State
Bar and provides financial support to law-related education and public
service projects. Since 1995, WLF has granted more than $200,000 to
projects such as the Wisconsin
High School Mock Trial Tournament and the We
the People - Project Citizen contest.
For more information on the Wisconsin Law Foundation, contact John
Daugherty at 608.250.6038. To learn more about the video, contact Amanda
Todd at 608.264.6256. To learn more about the State Bar's law-related
education and community service programs, check www.legalexplorer.com.