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    25
    2003

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


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      CONTACT: Jason Westphal
    State Bar of Wisconsin
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    Kenosha attorney elected to State Bar Board of Governors

    MADISON, April 25, 2003 - Attorney Donald E. Mayew 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.

    As 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 graduate of Marquette University Law School, Mayew has been in private practice in the Kenosha area since 1964. He is a former member of the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors, the Southeastern Wisconsin Planning Commission and the Federal Judicial Selection Committee - Eastern District of Wisconsin. Mayew has also served as president of the United Way of Kenosha, the Kenosha Rotary West and the Kenosha County Bar Association. In 1991, he chaired the Bar's General Practice Section and was a member of the Board of Governors on three previous occasions (1979-83, 1987-91 & 1995-99). Mayew currently acts as both the attorney for the Village of Pleasant Prairie and as a Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner.

    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.