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State Bar of Wisconsin
Judge Edwin C. Dahlberg earns "Lifetime Jurist Achievement"
MADISON, February 27, 2002 - Retired Rock County
Circuit Court Judge Edwin Dahlberg (Beloit) has been selected for the
State Bar of Wisconsin's 2001 Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award. The
award will be presented at the State Bar Annual Convention on May 17 at
the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison.
"By honoring individual judges' efforts and accomplishments,
we recognize the vital role of a judicial system with integrity and
independence. The judicial branch safeguards our freedoms and helps us
to resolve our disputes peacefully through judges like Ed Dahlberg,"
said Attorney Nicholas Casper, chair of the Bench /Bar Committee. "We
are honored to recognize Judge Dahlberg who served the citizens of
Wisconsin with distinction for 40 years."
The Bench/Bar Committee of the State Bar of Wisconsin annually
recognizes outstanding judges with its 'Judge of the Year' and 'Lifetime
Jurist Achievement' awards. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Maxine
A. White was named Judge of the Year. This year, the committee selected
two judges for the Lifetime Jurist Achievement award. Hon. Myron L.
Gordon (Ret.) of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District was
Dahlberg earned a law degree from UW Law School in 1949. He was in
private law practice from 1949 to 1959 and was appointed Municipal Judge
for the City of Beloit in 1959 where he served until 1963. He served
first on the county court and later on the circuit court in Rock County
from 1963 to 2000. He was uncontested in all seven of his judicial
"Judge Dahlberg's achievement has been committing himself to the rule of
law, ensuring justice for every person regardless of station in life,
striving for fairness for all, and upholding integrity and intellectual
honesty day in and day out for more than four decades," said Atty. Kevin
Cronin of the Public Service Commission.
The Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award recognizes a jurist with at least
12 years' experience as a trial judge who has demonstrated outstanding,
long-term judicial service during his or her years as a sitting judge.
Past recipients include Hon. John A. Decker, Hon. Patrick T. Sheedy,
Hon. Peter G. Pappas, Hon. Mark J. Farnum, and Hon. P. Charles
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