Press Release: News Release February 2002: Judge Edwin C. Dahlberg earns "Lifetime Jurist Achievement" award:

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    News Release February 2002: Judge Edwin C. Dahlberg earns "Lifetime Jurist Achievement" award

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    Judge Edwin C. Dahlberg earns "Lifetime Jurist Achievement" award

    MADISON, February 27, 2002 - Retired Rock County Circuit Court Judge Edwin Dahlberg (Beloit) has been selected for the State Bar of Wisconsin's 2001 Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the State Bar Annual Convention on May 17 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison.

    Dahlberg"By honoring individual judges' efforts and accomplishments, we recognize the vital role of a judicial system with integrity and independence. The judicial branch safeguards our freedoms and helps us to resolve our disputes peacefully through judges like Ed Dahlberg," said Attorney Nicholas Casper, chair of the Bench /Bar Committee. "We are honored to recognize Judge Dahlberg who served the citizens of Wisconsin with distinction for 40 years."

    The Bench/Bar Committee of the State Bar of Wisconsin annually recognizes outstanding judges with its 'Judge of the Year' and 'Lifetime Jurist Achievement' awards. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Maxine A. White was named Judge of the Year. This year, the committee selected two judges for the Lifetime Jurist Achievement award. Hon. Myron L. Gordon (Ret.) of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District was also chosen.

    Dahlberg earned a law degree from UW Law School in 1949. He was in private law practice from 1949 to 1959 and was appointed Municipal Judge for the City of Beloit in 1959 where he served until 1963. He served first on the county court and later on the circuit court in Rock County from 1963 to 2000. He was uncontested in all seven of his judicial elections.

    "Judge Dahlberg's achievement has been committing himself to the rule of law, ensuring justice for every person regardless of station in life, striving for fairness for all, and upholding integrity and intellectual honesty day in and day out for more than four decades," said Atty. Kevin Cronin of the Public Service Commission.

    The Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award recognizes a jurist with at least 12 years' experience as a trial judge who has demonstrated outstanding, long-term judicial service during his or her years as a sitting judge. Past recipients include Hon. John A. Decker, Hon. Patrick T. Sheedy, Hon. Peter G. Pappas, Hon. Mark J. Farnum, and Hon. P. Charles Jones.

    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.