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    Wisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 77, No. 5, May 2004

    Leonard L. Loeb Scholarship awarded

    The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has awarded its first Leonard L. Loeb Scholarship to Hannah Renfro-Sargent, a third-year student at the U.W. Law School, Madison. The late Leonard Loeb was a nationally recognized family lawyer who practiced in Milwaukee for several decades. He was a past president of the national American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and started the Wisconsin chapter of the organization, and he was State Bar president in 1999-2000. Renfro-Sargent, who cofounded the Children's Justice Project at the U.W. Law School, was commended for her strong talents in family law and for her compassion for families going through the painful divorce process.

    Mentors recognized for exemplary service

    Six senior lawyers were recognized for a lifetime of exemplary service to the legal profession through a commitment to mentoring and supporting young lawyers. The six were honored during the State Bar's "Building for Success: The Ultimate 'How To' Seminar for New and Not-So-New Lawyers" held at three locations in January.

    Mentorship Award recipients included: Hon. Thomas J. Curran, Milwaukee; Margadette Demet, Milwaukee; Jack DeWitt, Madison; Patrick T. Sheedy, Milwaukee; Lowell E. Sweet, Elkhorn; and G. Lane Ware, Wausau.

    "These wonderful lawyers are recognized as outstanding role models and have served as mentors to other attorneys throughout their careers," said State Bar President George Burnett, who presented the awards. Burnett also cited "the valuable service of these lawyers to the legal profession and, in particular, to the State Bar."