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    Wisconsin Lawyer
    April 09, 2008

    Lawyers and public members statewide needed for committee service on district committees

    Volunteers needed for service on district committees


    Wisconsin LawyerWisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 81, No. 4, April 2008

    Legal News & Trends

    Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers

    Lawyers and public members statewide needed for committee service on district committees

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court's Appointment Selection Committee seeks applicants for lawyer and nonlawyer appointments to district committees.

    "The court relies on volunteers, both lawyers and nonlawyers, because of their diverse expertise and community presence, to serve on our numerous committees and boards," says Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. "It's a steep hill to find 300-plus volunteers annually, and currently several district committees and boards are operating without full representation. I urge lawyers to volunteer and to speak with their community leaders about serving _ even if only for a single term."

    While volunteers are needed from all over the state for all committees, there is a particular need to fill vacancies on district committees. These 16 committees, each composed one-third of nonlawyers, assist in the investigation of certain cases involving complaints against attorneys. The committees ensure local input to the grievance process and provide both complainants and respondents with a convenient, economical means of peer review. Volunteers are needed in 13 of 16 districts statewide.

    Lawyers must have at least five years of practice experience and no record of public discipline. For a list of supreme court boards and committees, visit Wisconsin Courts.

    Interested lawyers and public members should send a letter of interest and/or resume to: Appointment Selection Committee, c/o David R. Schanker, Clerk of Wisconsin Supreme Court, P.O. Box 1688, Madison, WI 53701-1688.

    For more information, contact Sara Foster at (608) 266-1298.

    District Counties

    District 1

    Jefferson, Kenosha, Walworth

    District 2

    Milwaukee

    District 3

    Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago

    District 4

    Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan

    District 5

    Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon

    District 6

    Waukesha

    District 7

    Adams, Columbia, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood

    District 8

    Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, St. Croix

    District 9

    Dane

    District 10

    Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano

    District 11

    Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Iron, Lincoln, Polk, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn

    District 12

    Grant, Green, Iowa, La Fayette, Rock

    District 13

    Dodge, Ozaukee, Washington

    District 14

    Brown

    District 15

    Racine

    District 16

    Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marathon, Oneida, Vilas


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