The Third Branch
State Bar seeks Our Courts volunteers
Reserve Judge Edward E. Leineweber discusses Our Courts volunteer opportunities with fellow judges during the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference on Nov. 7 in Lake Geneva.
The State Bar of Wisconsin is seeking volunteer judges to serve as presenters for Our Courts Wisconsin – a public outreach and education program developed to help improve understanding of the role of the courts among adults.
The program is based on the Our Courts program in Colorado, which has provided more than 350 educational presentations to more than 10,000 Colorado residents in the past five years.
The State Bar's Public Education Committee hopes to replicate Our Courts Colorado in which judges and other legal professionals make planned visits and formal informational presentations to community groups. The program is scheduled to begin in Wisconsin in April 2013.
"Judges are often recognized as community leaders. The more judges who participate in the program, the more effective it will be," said Reserve Judge Edward E. Leineweber, chair of the Our Courts' speakers recruitment subcommittee.
Judges interested in volunteering for Our Courts should contact Leineweber by phone, (608) 604-6515 or by e-mail: email@example.com. The State Bar provides training and materials.