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    News Release June 2003: Diaz-Martinez 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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    Diaz-Martinez to chair State Bar section
    Madison attorney will head Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section

    MADISON, June 2, 2003 - Attorney Micabil Diaz-Martinez will be the incoming chairperson for the State Bar of Wisconsin's Individual Rights and Responsibilities (IRR) section beginning July 1. During his one-year term, he will oversee a 20-member committee that monitors civil liberty and constitutional rights issues. The IRR section also presents various programs, publishes a newsletter, and tracks legislative proposals concerning civil liberties and individual human rights.

    Diaz-Martinez is currently the agency administrator for the Department of Workforce Development's equal rights division. Prior to that, he served for three years as the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation. From 2000 to 2001, Diaz-Martinez practiced criminal law in Green Bay while also serving as Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's affirmative action/equal opportunity officer. He is a member of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association and previously served for five years in the United States Army as a military attorney and command judge advocate while stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

    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.