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    News Release April 2003: Racine-area attorney re-elected to State Bar Board of Governors

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    State Bar of Wisconsin
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    Racine-area attorney re-elected to State Bar Board of Governors

    MADISON, April 25, 2003 - Attorney Robert R. Goepel was re-elected to a two-year term on the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors, the body responsible for managing and directing the affairs and activities of the statewide association.

    "I am honored to be re-elected by the attorneys in my region and look forward to working with other board members on legal matters affecting Wisconsin residents," said Goepel, who chaired the State Bar's Board of Governors during the 1996 term and has periodically served on the executive committee since 1989.

    Created by Supreme Court Rule, the State Bar is governed by a 48-member Board of Governors consisting of six officers, 34 members elected by State Bar members from the association's 16 districts, five elected by divisions of the State Bar, and three non-lawyers appointed by the Supreme Court. As policy makers, the Board of Governors and officers influence the future of the legal profession and the delivery of legal services in Wisconsin.

    Goepel is a solo practitioner and a circuit court commissioner who was president of the State Bar Young Lawyers Division in 1987, and was also named a Wisconsin delegate to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates. He achieved national recognition as an award winner for the ABA Young Lawyer Recruitment program and has served on various ABA committees.

    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.