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Sheboygan bench, bar reach out at festival

Judge Angela W. Sutkiewicz, second from right, joins a group of Sheboygan County Bar members including Court Commissioner Rebecca L. Persick, Bar president (far left)

Judge Angela W. Sutkiewicz, second from right, joins a group of Sheboygan County Bar members including Court Commissioner Rebecca L. Persick, Bar president (far left), in meeting with more than 500 members of the public as part of an outreach effort in July. Pictured here, in addition to Persick and Sutkiewicz, are (left to right): Atty. Elizabeth G. Rich, Atty. Crystal H. Fieber, Atty. Matt Mooney and Atty. Richard Wirtz.

The Sheboygan County bench and bar hosted its second annual outreach event on July 13 as part of the Plymouth Mill Street Festival. The event provides an opportunity to meet with the public, and provide information about the court and local legal services.   The group met with more than 500 people, answered questions about the court system and related services, and distributed brochures about the Sheboygan County court system and about 350 Lawyer Referral Information Service magnets.

Judge Angela W. Sutkiewicz said the annual outreach event provides multiple opportunities for the bench and the bar to "raise awareness about the Sheboygan County courts and court-related services, informing the public about the success of the Sheboygan Area Veterans Court, and creating a venue for the young lawyers in our area to interact with local attorneys, the bench, and the public."

The group built on the success of its first outreach project held in June 2012 at the Sheboygan County Interfaith Farmers Market.  Positive feedback from the public and interest from area lawyers supported the public outreach efforts into 2013. 

Bench and bar members participating in the 2013 event included:  Judge Angela W. Sutkiewicz, Commissioner Rebecca L. Persick, Atty. Crystal H. Fieber, Atty. Roberta A. Heckes, Atty. Matthew P. Mooney, Atty. Elizabeth G. Rich, and Atty. Richard J. Wirtz. 

The Sheboygan County public outreach team plans to continue expand its public outreach efforts, host events in a variety of venues, and network with new and young lawyers in the area.

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