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Lincoln County Bar receives award for exceptional public
MADISON, April 7, 2003 - The Lincoln County Bar
Association garnered an achievement award on Friday in Madison from the
State Bar of Wisconsin. The award was presented at the 2003 Wisconsin
Bar Leaders Conference (WBLC) that provides lawyer-leaders from local
bar associations a forum to network and share ideas.
The Lincoln County Bar was recognized for developing an ongoing
curriculum for Merrill public schools to teach high school students
law-related topics including what a contractual obligation means. The
effort was designed to help prepare students for the future and
"Too often young adults appear in our offices with the same problems
and mistakes. This leads to unnecessary expense to the individual, court
system, and taxpayers," said Atty. Randy Frokjer, who led the project.
"As an alternative to the 'school-of hard-knocks,' we tried to address
real-life, practical law topics with high school juniors and seniors,"
he said. "This voluntary effort was well received by the school,
community, and business."
Hosted by the State Bar of Wisconsin, the WBLC is well into its 20th
year and recognizes county bar associations for volunteer and community
service projects. Nearly 100 participants representing more than 50
county or specialty bar associations attended the day-long event.
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
For more information, call Kris Wenzel at (608) 250-6185