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Washington County attorney elected to State Bar Board of
MADISON, April 25, 2003 - Attorney James G.
Pouros has been elected to a two-year term on the State Bar of
Wisconsin Board of Governors, the body responsible for managing and
directing the affairs and activities of the statewide association.
"I am honored to be elected by the attorneys in my region and look
forward to continuing to work with other board members on legal matters
affecting Wisconsin residents," said Pouros, who is past president of
the Washington County Bar Association.
Created by Supreme Court Rule, the State Bar is governed by a
48-member Board of Governors consisting of six officers, 34 members
elected by State Bar members from the association's 16 districts, five
elected by divisions of the State Bar, and three non-lawyers appointed
by the Supreme Court. As policy makers, the Board of Governors and
officers influence the future of the legal profession and the delivery
of legal services in Wisconsin.
Since 1971, Pouros has practiced law in Washington County with the
O'Meara Law Firm -- one of the state's oldest firms -- and is the senior
partner of the firm. He previously served on the State Bar of
Wisconsin's Board of Governors and is currently active in the West Bend
Kiwanis Early Risers and belongs to the local chapter of the American
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