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Wisconsin Law Foundation to honor Eisenberg
Late law school dean is 2003 Charles L. Goldberg Award winner
MADISON, January 7, 2003 - The Fellows of the
Wisconsin Law Foundation are pleased to present the 2003 Goldberg Award
to former Marquette University Law School Dean - Howard B. Eisenberg.
The Charles L. Goldberg Distinguished Service Award is presented to a
member of the State Bar of Wisconsin who has a long-standing record of
service both to the legal profession and to the public. The award is
named after the former State Bar president who was a leader in launching
free legal services to the poor. Members of Eisenberg's family will
accept the honor during a dinner at the Monona Terrace Convention Center
in Madison on Thursday, January 9.
Throughout his 30-year career, Eisenberg served as the chief State
Public Defender of Wisconsin, executive director of the National Aid and
Defender Association, professor and director of Clinical Education at
Southern Illinois University School of Law and law school dean and
professor at Arkansas and Marquette universities. In addition, he argued
more than 300 appellate cases before state and federal courts, including
two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
He received the 1989 Outstanding Achievement Award from the governor
of Illinois for his work in combating elder abuse, the Walter J.
Cummings Award in 1992 and 2002 as the outstanding court-appointed
attorney in the Seventh Federal Judicial Circuit and several other
awards recognizing his commitment to pro bono legal services.
The purpose of the Fellows is to assist the Wisconsin Law Foundation
in carrying out its objective of making contributions to charitable or
educational programs which promote public understanding of the law,
improvement of the administration of justice or other law related public
service. Since its inception in 1951, the Foundation has supported such
projects as the High School Mock Trial Tournament and the Youth for
Justice Program. For more information on the Fellows or the Wisconsin
Law Foundation, contact Laura Emerson at (608) 250-6015 or org lemerson wisbar wisbar lemerson org.