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    News Release January 2003: Wisconsin Law Foundation to honor Eisenberg

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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Jason Westphal
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6077
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    Wisconsin Law Foundation to honor Eisenberg
    Late law school dean is 2003 Charles L. Goldberg Award winner

    MADISON, January 7, 2003 - The Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation are pleased to present the 2003 Goldberg Award to former Marquette University Law School Dean - Howard B. Eisenberg. The Charles L. Goldberg Distinguished Service Award is presented to a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin who has a long-standing record of service both to the legal profession and to the public. The award is named after the former State Bar president who was a leader in launching free legal services to the poor. Members of Eisenberg's family will accept the honor during a dinner at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison on Thursday, January 9.

    Throughout his 30-year career, Eisenberg served as the chief State Public Defender of Wisconsin, executive director of the National Aid and Defender Association, professor and director of Clinical Education at Southern Illinois University School of Law and law school dean and professor at Arkansas and Marquette universities. In addition, he argued more than 300 appellate cases before state and federal courts, including two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    He received the 1989 Outstanding Achievement Award from the governor of Illinois for his work in combating elder abuse, the Walter J. Cummings Award in 1992 and 2002 as the outstanding court-appointed attorney in the Seventh Federal Judicial Circuit and several other awards recognizing his commitment to pro bono legal services.

    The purpose of the Fellows is to assist the Wisconsin Law Foundation in carrying out its objective of making contributions to charitable or educational programs which promote public understanding of the law, improvement of the administration of justice or other law related public service. Since its inception in 1951, the Foundation has supported such projects as the High School Mock Trial Tournament and the Youth for Justice Program. For more information on the Fellows or the Wisconsin Law Foundation, contact Laura Emerson at (608) 250-6015 or org lemerson wisbar wisbar lemerson org.