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    April
    07
    2003

    News Release April 2003: Lincoln County Bar receives award for exceptional public service


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      CONTACT: Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
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    Lincoln County Bar receives award for exceptional public service

    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 real-life situations.

    "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 legal system.

    For more information, call Kris Wenzel at (608) 250-6185