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    News Release August 2003: Lawyers support camps for Wisconsin

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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
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    Lawyers support camps for Wisconsin
    State Bar of Wisconsin Intellectual Property committee subsidizes scholarships to Camp Invention

    MADISON, August 1, 2003 - Count down! A month left then back to school. If looking for a last-minute camp to stave your child's summertime boredom, the State Bar of Wisconsin's Intellectual Property Section has just the answer: Camp Invention.

    Based, in part, on subsidizing from the State Bar's Intellectual Property Section funds are available and registration is still open for three regional camps in Milwaukee, Madison and Rhinelander beginning next week.

    Designed for two to six-year-olds, Camp Invention provides hands-on science and technology curriculum while inviting children to use their imagination and innovation. Offered in 32 statewide locations, remaining camps are offered in Milwaukee and Madison from Aug. 4-8 and in Rhinelander from Aug.11-15. The camps

    "We've heard a lot of good things about Camp Invention and that's why our section funded 10 scholarships," said Attorney Michael Gratz, past-chair of the Intellectual Property Section. "Our section wants to support a program that helps youngsters learn about science, technology and innovation." Gratz practices law with the Milwaukee law firm of Boyle, Fredrickson, Newholm, Stein & Gratz SC, which also funded local scholarships.

    Camp Invention is a join project of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Designed to enhance innovative thinking in young learners, the program offers financial assistance on a first-come-first-serve basis and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. For more about local opportunities call Stephanie Stortz (888) 697-8937 or visit for locations.

    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.