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    Media Advisory

    July 18, 2011

    EVENT: Mining Laws in Wisconsin Symposium
    DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    LOCATION: Jefferson St. Inn, Wausau

    The State Bar of Wisconsin will sponsor a public symposium on the history and operation of mining laws in Wisconsin on Thursday, August 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson St. Inn in Wausau (201 Jefferson Street).

    As you know, interest in mining has been spurred in recent months by discussion of a potential Penokee Range mine in Iron and Ashland Counties.

    This symposium is an informational event for the media, citizens, local officials and others who want to hear from experts on various federal, state and tribal laws that impact mining in Wisconsin. The State Bar has assembled a panel of legal and technical experts to participate in a day-long educational seminar for Wisconsin attorneys with an interest in this issue. The panelists have generously agreed to share their insights with the general public in a separate symposium after the seminar.

    Panelists at the symposium will include attorneys and others with expertise on the legal, scientific, property rights, environmental and other dimensions of the proposed mine. The panel discussion will be moderated by Atty. Dennis M. Grzezinski. State Bar President Jim Brennan will then facilitate a question and answer session.

    There is no charge for the symposium. The session will be recorded and a video of the event will be posted on the State Bar website for free downloads. No pre-registration is required if you’re interested in participating in the evening symposium, but if you plan to attend please let me know so we can ensure sufficient space. Also, let me know if you’re interested in auditing the educational seminar for attorneys (on a space available basis). There is no charge for participating reporters, but space is limited and pre-registration is required for this event.

    Thomas Solberg
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (608) 250-6025
    (608) 630-0432 (cell)
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025