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    October 22, 2013

    State Bar Honors Family Law Section for Major Donation to National Mock Trial 2014


    Madison, WI – The State Bar of Wisconsin is recognizing its Family Law Section for its generous donation to the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Championship, which will be hosted by the State Bar in Madison next May.

    The State Bar and its charitable arm, the Wisconsin Law Foundation, have set a $200,000 fundraising goal to help cover the cost of venues, awards, activities and materials for participants, who in recent years have hailed from 46 states, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and South Korea.

    The Family Law Section is made up of more than 1,200 attorneys, guardians ad litem, family court commissioners, and judges from throughout Wisconsin who have a special interest in family law.  The Family Law Section is being honored as a Silver Gavel level sponsor ($10,000-$24,999).

    “The Family Law Section is pleased to be a part of such an important event,” said Family Law Section Former Chair Anthony Menting. “The national competition draws hundreds of participants and their parents, and we are happy to be a part of the memories they are making as families.”

    Attorney Menting encouraged other State Bar sections, law firms and individuals to donate. 

    Andrea GageFor more information contact Attorney Andrea Gage, public relations coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin. She can be reached at, or by phone at (608) 250-6025.

    “A donation to National Mock Trial is an investment in young people who are learning valuable skills, including analyzing information and speaking publicly,” said Menting. “On behalf of the Family Law Section, I urge State Bar members, local businesses and individuals to give whatever they can to make this event a success.”

    Want to make an investment in young people and become a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Gavel level donor today? Just visit and select the Donate Now button. All donations are tax deductible. Checks can also be made out to the Wisconsin Law Foundation and mailed to PO Box 7158 Madison, WI, 53707-7158 (make sure to write National Mock Trial in the memo line). The group also welcomes multiyear donations, which must be made by Feb. 1, 2014.

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