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    October 04, 2016

    Bus Tour Highlights Need for More Rural Lawyers

    Oct. 4, 2016


    Kristen Durst
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (608) 250-6025
    (608) 630-0432

         Bus Tour Highlights Need for More Rural Lawyers 
    Will make stops in Rhinelander and Marinette Oct. 7 and 8
     Madison, WI A bus of lawyers and law students will be departing from The State Bar of Wisconsin on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, and heading up north to Rhinelander and Marinette to connect with local judges, attorneys, and community and business leaders.

    The Greater Wisconsin Initiative Bus Tour is an effort to help address the needs of rural Wisconsin communities where populations are aging and retiring, including Wisconsin’s lawyer population. The tour will highlight the many benefits of practicing law in smaller, rural communities to younger lawyers and law students.

     “This tour will offer networking opportunities both within the legal community and communities-at-large, and will be a nice trip to some of the more beautiful towns in Wisconsin,” says State Bar of Wisconsin New Lawyers Challenges Committee member Chad Schimmelpfenning.
    The tour hopes to encourage young lawyers to consider living and practicing in rural areas, where Schmimmelpfenning says they can quickly make an impact on their communities. “Whether it’s advocating for change or providing services to the less fortunate, rural practice puts those attorneys in an immediate position to lead.”

     Greater Wisconsin Initiative Bus Tour Media Availability Details:

        •     Bus Departs from the State Bar of Wisconsin in Madison on Friday, 
          7 at 8:00a.m.
        •    Will stop in Rhinelander on Friday, Oct. 7 at approx.11:30 a.m
          edia availability/speakers at 12 p.m. at the lunch reception at the 
          ays Inn, 70 North Stevens St., Rhinelander.
    • Dinner reception on Friday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Holiday Acres, 4060 S. Shore Drive, Rhinelander.
    • Will stop in Marinette on Saturday, Oct. 8 at approx..10 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. Media availability/speakers at the12:30 p.m. lunch reception at the M & M Yacht Club,
     For more information on the Greater Wisconsin Initiative, visit



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