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Diaz-Martinez to chair State Bar section
Madison attorney will head Individual Rights & Responsibilities
MADISON, June 2, 2003 - Attorney Micabil
Diaz-Martinez will be the incoming chairperson for the State Bar of
Wisconsin's Individual Rights and Responsibilities (IRR) section
beginning July 1. During his one-year term, he will oversee a 20-member
committee that monitors civil liberty and constitutional rights issues.
The IRR section also presents various programs, publishes a newsletter,
and tracks legislative proposals concerning civil liberties and
individual human rights.
Diaz-Martinez is currently the agency administrator for the
Department of Workforce Development's equal rights division. Prior to
that, he served for three years as the legal director for the American
Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation. From 2000 to 2001,
Diaz-Martinez practiced criminal law in Green Bay while also serving as
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's affirmative action/equal
opportunity officer. He is a member of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers
Association and previously served for five years in the United States
Army as a military attorney and command judge advocate while stationed
at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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.