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Beloit attorney recognized for outstanding public service
MADISON, May 6, 2003 - Each year the State Bar of
Wisconsin recognizes lawyers, law students and law firms who have helped
make the legal system more accessible by providing pro bono legal
services, community service and law-related education. Atty.
Jerome M. Elliott will be honored with the Donald
O'Melia Local Service Award in recognition for significant public
service contributions in his local community.
The award ceremony will be held in conjunction with the State Bar
Annual Convention on Wednesday, May 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at
the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee.
Elliott has served as president of both the Rock County Bar and the
Beloit Bar Association. A founding member of the State Bar's General
Practice Section, he has also held membership on many other Bar
entities, including the Clients' Security Fund committee and the Fee
Arbitration panel. Elliott played a vital role in securing Circuit Court
Branches 6 and 7 for Rock County. He was a founder of the Beloit Friends
at Public Library, Beloit Library Foundation, as well as the Beloit
Sports Association. His wealth of community service currently includes:
the Beloit Rotary Club (president), the Beloit Memorial Hospital
Foundation Inc. (vice president), the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador Club and the American Legion.
For more information, visit www.wisbar.org/convention/2003.
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