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    May
    29
    2003

    News Release May 2003: Supreme Court video debuts today


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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
    org cpowers wisbar wisbar cpowers org
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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 decide cases.

    "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 said.

    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.