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State Bar of Wisconsin
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New State Bar billboards combine humor with community service
MADISON, April 25, 2003 - Coming soon. Look for a
truck hanging from a tree on a billboard near you. The billboard may be
eye-catching and humorous but the message from the State Bar of
Wisconsin is to advise Green Bay-area residents of its free consumer Web
site - LegalExplorer.com.
As part of its continued public outreach, the State Bar launched LegalExplorer.com in an effort
to present accurate, timely and useful legal information. From consumer
alert updates, to a lawyer referral service, to a special feature
section, the site provides a way to seek preliminary legal help.
"LegalExplorer.com is another consumer education resource that is
free and accessible to anyone with a computer," said State Bar
President, Pat Ballman. "To promote the site and our public services, it
made sense to use billboards in the Green Bay area since it's a gateway
to northeastern Wisconsin."
On average, Americans are in their cars more than 80 minutes per day.
The billboards are a way to reach Green Bay residents and inform them of
this new public service.
Not sure what to do in the event of a traffic accident? Need to know
more about debt management or bankruptcy? Have questions about health
care decisions? The question-and-answer portion of LegalExplorer.com has
answers on topics ranging from business, to elder law, to personal
"The State Bar and its lawyer-members continue to serve the public by
helping solve problems and being expert advisers. The Web site is
another tool to help consumers learn more about many aspects of the
law," said Atty. R. George Burnett, a Green Bay lawyer and
president-elect for the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Billboards are now up on Highway 41 just north of Larson Road and on
Highway 172 at Lime Kiln Road. Three more billboards will soon be up
- Highway 172 east of Babcock Road
- The intersection of Velp Avenue and Atkinson Road
- The intersection of Shawano and Ashland Avenues
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. Wisconsin Lawyers: Expert Advisers. Serving