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    Could You Use $2,000? Law Foundation Awards Assist New Lawyers Who Help the Underserved – Apply by Sept. 1

    Wisconsin Law Foundation awards provide $2,000 each to three recent law school graduates who represent underserved populations – people who have difficulty affording legal services and those in rural areas with limited access to legal services.
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    Aug. 2, 2017 – Practicing in an area with limited access to legal services is a challenge, especially for new lawyers struggling under the burden of law school debt.

    To help new lawyers who commit to working in underserved areas, the Wisconsin Law Foundation in 2016 established the annual Belle Case La Follette Awards to support three recent law school graduates who represent underserved populations – people who have difficulty affording legal services and those in rural areas with limited access to legal services.

    Recognizing Those Serving the Underserved

    Each award recipient will receive $2,000 to support his or her practice. They also will be invited to attend the 2017 Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows Recognition Dinner in Madison on Sept. 27.

    The awards are made possible by generous contributions from the Wisconsin Law Foundation and the State Bar of Wisconsin Senior Lawyers Division.

    How to Apply – Deadline is Sept. 1

    These awards, given for the first time in 2016, recognize three recent law school graduates who are State Bar of Wisconsin members and practicing in Wisconsin, and who represent underserved populations, such as those who have difficulty affording legal services or those who live in rural areas.

    Applications are due Sept. 1.

    One award each is given to a graduate of the U.W. and Marquette University law schools, and to a graduate of an out-of-state law school who is practicing in Wisconsin. Applicants must be sworn in as Wisconsin lawyers between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2016.

    The selection committee will consider a number of factors, including the applicant’s professional reputation and achievements, as well as how the applicant represents underserved populations.

    Visit WisBar.org to find out more information and learn how to apply.

    The Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable and educational organization that serves to promote public understanding of the law, improvement of the administration of justice, and other law-related public services through funding of innovative and creative programs that improve the vision of the American justice system.

    Thinking of Moving to a Rural Practice?

    If you are considering moving to a rural area to practice law, join the Greater Wisconsin Initiative Rural Bus Tour on Sept. 15-16.

    This year’s tour visits Barron, Rice Lake, Ashland, and Bayfield. Meet those who are working in these areas to see if a rural practice is right for you.

    The bus tour is a free opportunity for lawyers and 3L law students – and their spouses and significant others – to connect with local judges, attorneys, and community and business leaders, and to learn more about life and practice in northern Wisconsin.

    Sign Up Before Aug. 11

    For more information, read this article in InsideTrack. For the schedule of events, and to apply, visit the tour's website on WisBar.org. Feel free to contact org lberning wisbar Lois Berning at (608) 250-6125 if you have questions.




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