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Superior attorney elected to State Bar Board of Governors
MADISON, April 25, 2003 - Attorney Kenneth
A. Knudson was 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 look forward to serving the interests of the people and lawyers in
northwestern Wisconsin," said Knudson, who beat Attorney Howard J.
Bichler by a vote of 72 to 59. "This is also an opportunity to work with
other board members on statewide legal matters," said Knudson, who
helped implement the mock trial program in the Superior area.
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.
Knudson is past president of the Douglas County Bar Association, and
a member of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been involved
in a number of State Bar programs and was named the State Bar's Law
Related Education Attorney of the Year Award in 1993.
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