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    Volunteers Needed for Our Courts Wisconsin

    Sept. 25, 2012 – Research shows that the more knowledge the public has about the court system, the better the public’s perceptions of the court. Consequently, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Public Education Committee is launching a new program aimed at providing nonpartisan informational programs to the public about Wisconsin state and federal courts. 

    The program, called “Our Courts Wisconsin,” is based on the successful “Our Courts” program developed by Colorado in 2007. The Colorado Our Courts program has provided more than 350 presentations to over 10,000 Colorado residents in the past 5 years. Our Courts Wisconsin hopes to replicate this successful program. Programs will be presented to adult audiences throughout Wisconsin beginning in April 2013.

    State Bar members are encouraged to become involved in this valuable community service by volunteering to assist in various aspects of program development. 

    The Our Courts Task Force would welcome your participation assisting in writing the programs (Program Subcommittee); recruiting and training speakers (Speakers Subcommittee); or marketing the program to community groups and service organizations (Marketing Subcommittee). 

    If you are interested in helping to provide nonpartisan information to adult audiences about the court and legal system, Our Courts would welcome your assistance!  Please contact Marsha Varvil-Weld, State Bar Public Education Coordinator at (608)250-6191 or email mvarvil-weld@wisbar.orgto volunteer or for more information.