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    News Release May 2003: Beloit attorney recognized for outstanding public service

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    For Immediate Release
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    Christi Powers
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    Beloit attorney recognized for outstanding public service

    MADISON, May 6, 2003 - Each year the State Bar of Wisconsin recognizes lawyers, law students and law firms who have helped make the legal system more accessible by providing pro bono legal services, community service and law-related education. Atty. Jerome M. Elliott will be honored with the Donald O'Melia Local Service Award in recognition for significant public service contributions in his local community.

    The award ceremony will be held in conjunction with the State Bar Annual Convention on Wednesday, May 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee.

    Elliott has served as president of both the Rock County Bar and the Beloit Bar Association. A founding member of the State Bar's General Practice Section, he has also held membership on many other Bar entities, including the Clients' Security Fund committee and the Fee Arbitration panel. Elliott played a vital role in securing Circuit Court Branches 6 and 7 for Rock County. He was a founder of the Beloit Friends at Public Library, Beloit Library Foundation, as well as the Beloit Sports Association. His wealth of community service currently includes: the Beloit Rotary Club (president), the Beloit Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc. (vice president), the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club and the American Legion.

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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 law license in Wisconsin. With more than 20,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out initiatives to educate the public about the legal system.