FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Bar of Wisconsin
State Bar Candidates Named for President–elect, Treasurer, and Judicial Council
Madison, WI – Grant Birtch and Kathleen Brost have accepted nominations to run for 2019 State Bar of Wisconsin president–elect. Birtch is with Von Briesen and Roper S.C. in Neenah, and Brost is with Legacy Private Trust Co., Neenah.
The president–elect serves a one–year term before becoming president for the 2019–20 year. The nominees for treasurer are Eric Andrews, McCoy Leavitt Laskey LLC, Waukesha; and Kathryn Bullon, Deerhaven Consulting Services, Sombra, Ontario, Canada. The treasurer serves a two–year term.
The candidates for Judicial Council representative are Howard Bichler of Wisconsin Judicare, Cumberland; and Sarah Zylstra of Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison. The Judicial Council representative serves three years.
The candidates are nominated by the State Bar Nomination Committee. Committee members were appointed by State Bar President Chris Rogers for the State Bar’s April 2019 election cycle. State Bar members can also run for an officer position by filing a petition signed by 100 active State Bar members.
The State Bar mails election ballots to its member attorneys in mid–April to be returned by April 26, 2019. Persons elected take office July 1, 2019.
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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 25,000 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 www.wisbar.org.