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    Patrick TraversMercedes Bern-KlugMary Chris Misurek

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    Wisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 77, No. 11, November 2004


    Letters to the editor: The Wisconsin Lawyer publishes as many letters in each issue as space permits. Please limit letters to 500 words; letters may be edited for length and clarity. Letters should address the issues, and not be a personal attack on others. Letters endorsing political candidates cannot be accepted. Please mail letters to "Letters to the Editor," Wisconsin Lawyer, P.O. Box 7158, Madison, WI 53707-7158, fax them to (608) 257-4343, or org wislawyer wisbar email them.

    Bar Grants Military Waiver of Dues

    I was very grateful to receive a letter earlier this summer from the State Bar informing me that, because I am deployed as a Catholic chaplain in Kirkuk, Iraq, on active duty with the Air Force Reserve, I was being granted a military waiver from State Bar dues for fiscal year 2005. This was a complete, but very pleasant, surprise, and I just wanted to thank the State Bar for this consideration.

    As a chaplain serving both Air Force and Army troops here in Iraq, I can attest that gestures like this make a tremendous difference in troop morale, giving the troops confidence that their efforts are acknowledged and appreciated.

    Fortunately, I should not be requesting a similar waiver next year, since my tour of duty here is about to come to an end, and I'll be returning to my civilian parish in Ketchikan, Alaska.

    Thank you, once again, for this kindness and for all your efforts on behalf of the State Bar membership.

    Chaplain, Captain Patrick J. Travers, USAFR
    Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq

    Online Articles Serve the Public

    I am using the August 2004 issue on abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities as class reading for my undergraduate course, "Introduction to Nursing Homes," here at the University of Iowa. Thanks, too, for the heads-up to watch for a related article in the October issue. The fact that your magazine is online and available to the public is indeed a wonderful service. Thank you, and keep up the good work!

    Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW

    Assistant Professor, School of Social Work/Aging Studies
    University of Iowa

    Kudos to Wisconsin Lawyer Authors

    Countless times, the Wisconsin Lawyer has provided me with very informative and useful articles; personally, I prefer it to its Minnesota counterpart. I have passed along issues to an appreciative local colleague. Recently, I was very pleased to hear the Wisconsin Lawyer positively mentioned at a well-attended course for criminal law practitioners in Minnesota, by a panelist who is a fellow nonresident Wisconsin lawyer. Kudos to all who contribute to such a fine product!

    Mary Chris Misurek, Hastings, Minn.

    Correction to September Article

    In the September article "Wisconsin's Revised Condominium Ownership Act," the Web site listed on page 50, line 2, is wrong. The correct Web site is: www.wra.org/Resources/resource_pages/condo_law.htm. We have corrected the article online, and we regret the error.

    WL Editors