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    News Release June 2003: Wilson to chair State Bar section

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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
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    Wilson to chair State Bar section
    Wausau attorney will head Environmental Law Section

    MADISON, June 2, 2003 - Attorney Russell W. Wilson will be the incoming chairperson for the State Bar of Wisconsin's Environmental Law section beginning July 1. During his one-year term, he will oversee a 13-member committee that promotes communication and cooperation among private, public interest, in-house and government attorneys. The section sponsors educational seminars, publishes a newsletter and coordinates opportunities for free legal assistance to citizens with environmental legal issues.

    Employed by Ruder Ware of Wausau, Wilson practices in the areas of environmental and worker's compensation law. In addition to being a State Bar section chair, he is a member of both the American Bar Association and the Marathon County Bar Association. Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for the worker's compensation section, Wilson is also active in civic affairs. He is the current director of the First Universalist Unitarian Church and sits on the board of directors for the Woodson Y.M.C.A. He is a board member for the Marathon County Historical Society and has volunteered in area youth clubs such as the Wausau Soccer Club and the Wausau Flyers Track Club. He graduated with honors from University of South Carolina in 1974 and obtained his law degree from the UW- Madison Law School in 1978.

    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 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.