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    April
    25
    2003

    News Release April 2003: Neenah attorney elected to State Bar Board of Governors


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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
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    Neenah attorney elected to State Bar Board of Governors

    MADISON, April 25, 2003 - Attorney Grant Birtch 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 working with other board members on legal matters affecting Wisconsin residents," said Birtch, who is past president of the Winnebago County Bar.

    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.

    A University of Wisconsin Law School graduate, Birtch is a practicing attorney with the Neenah law firm of Hesson & Associates, Ltd. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Beloit College in 1981 and graduated with honors from UW-Madison's Law School in 1990. He previously served as a judicial intern for the Wisconsin Supreme Court and has also obtained a mediation and facilitation certificate from the Conflict Resolution Center in Oshkosh.

    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 legal system.