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    State Bar of Wisconsin leadership nominations announced

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    Lisa Roys
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    State Bar of Wisconsin leadership nominations announced

    Dec. 16, 2011 — Attys. Pat Fiedler, of Axley Brynelson LLP, and Bill White, of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, both in Madison, have accepted nominations to run for 2012 State Bar of Wisconsin president-elect. Both candidates were selected by a State Bar Nominating Committee chaired by Atty. Kevin Klein of Phillips, the State Bar's current president-elect.

    Nominees for State Bar secretary are:

    • Atty. Maria Lucas, of the Northern Trust Company in Chicago, and
    • Atty. Jennifer Stuber, of Hogan & Melms LLP in Rhinelander.

    Nominees for the Judicial Council are:

    • Atty. Christine Rew Barden, of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC in Madison,
    • Atty. Tom Bertz, of Anderson, O'Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla in Stevens Point, and
    • Atty. Nicholas Vivian, of Eckberg, Lammers, Briggs, Wolff & Vierling PLLP in Hudson.

    The Judicial Council was created in 1951 to advise the state Supreme Court and the Legislature on issues affecting the administration of justice. The council recommends legislation to change the procedure, jurisdiction or organization of the courts. Four seats on the 21-member council are delegated to the State Bar of Wisconsin.

    The president-elect serves a one-year term before becoming president for one year. The secretary serves two years, and the Judicial Council representative serves three years. Election ballots will be mailed in April. Those elected will take office July 1, 2012.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a Wisconsin law license. With more than 24,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the value of lawyers. For more information, visit

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