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    Chief Justice to Receive the Heffernan Award for Dedication to the Mock Trial Program

    During the Awards Banquet in March, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson will receive the Heffernan Award for her 25 years of continuous service to the Mock Trial Program. The award is presented only on merit; Justice Abrahamson is the sixth person to receive the award since its inception in 1995.


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    Vol. 81, No. 2, February 2008

    Chief Justice to Receive the Heffernan Award for Dedication to the Mock Trial Program

    During the Awards Banquet in March, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson will receive the Heffernan Award for her 25 years of continuous service to the Mock Trial Program. The award is presented only on merit; Justice Abrahamson is the sixth person to receive the award since its inception in 1995.

    "I have judged the Mock Trial finals for all 25 years of the program. I hope it's been as much fun for the participants as it has been for me," Justice Abrahamson said. "I've enjoyed seeing the high degree of poise and confidence these bright young people are able to bring to their public speaking, the skill they display in their reading analysis and synthesis of facts, their ability to cooperate with their colleagues on the team, and their respect for their competitors. Of course, the participants also learn some basic elements of law and judicial process."

    The Heffernan Award was created in 1995 and named after former Chief Justice Nathan S. Heffernan, who for many years presided over the finals of the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament. This award honors individuals who have given unselfishly of their time by volunteering in the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial program and whose extraordinary efforts and long-time dedication have helped to ensure the program's continued success.




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