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    News Release April 2003: New State Bar billboards combine humor with community service

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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
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    New State Bar billboards combine humor with community service

    MADISON, April 25, 2003 - Coming soon. Look for a truck hanging from a tree on a billboard near you. The billboard may be eye-catching and humorous but the message from the State Bar of Wisconsin is to advise Green Bay-area residents of its free consumer Web site -

    Legal problem? - Wisconsin 
Lawyers. Expert Advisers. Serving You. State Bar of Wisconsin.

    As part of its continued public outreach, the State Bar launched in an effort to present accurate, timely and useful legal information. From consumer alert updates, to a lawyer referral service, to a special feature section, the site provides a way to seek preliminary legal help.

    " is another consumer education resource that is free and accessible to anyone with a computer," said State Bar President, Pat Ballman. "To promote the site and our public services, it made sense to use billboards in the Green Bay area since it's a gateway to northeastern Wisconsin."

    On average, Americans are in their cars more than 80 minutes per day. The billboards are a way to reach Green Bay residents and inform them of this new public service.

    Not sure what to do in the event of a traffic accident? Need to know more about debt management or bankruptcy? Have questions about health care decisions? The question-and-answer portion of has answers on topics ranging from business, to elder law, to personal injury.

    "The State Bar and its lawyer-members continue to serve the public by helping solve problems and being expert advisers. The Web site is another tool to help consumers learn more about many aspects of the law," said Atty. R. George Burnett, a Green Bay lawyer and president-elect for the State Bar of Wisconsin.

    Billboards are now up on Highway 41 just north of Larson Road and on Highway 172 at Lime Kiln Road. Three more billboards will soon be up at:

    • Highway 172 east of Babcock Road
    • The intersection of Velp Avenue and Atkinson Road
    • The intersection of Shawano and Ashland Avenues

    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. Wisconsin Lawyers: Expert Advisers. Serving You.