MILWAUKEE, WI – April 26, 2006 – Mayor Tom Barrett will participate in the 48th Annual Law Day Education Program sponsored by the Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA) and The Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association (MYLA), Saturday, April 29, 2006 at the Latino Community Center. The Mayor will be issuing a proclamation as well as receiving an award for his continued support of the community works of individual attorneys and specialty bar associations. Mayor Barrett will be participating from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“It is a distinct honor to have Mayor Barrett’s support and involvement in our city’s Law Day. Our city’s leader was once a practicing lawyer himself, and he understands the vital role lawyers serve in a community. The lawyer’s role is to protect people’s rights, perform community services, and provide access to the justice system. We are delighted to have the Mayor espouse and effectuate this role on Law Day.”, says Atty. Benjamin Wagner, President of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association and an associate at Habush Habush & Rottier.
The Annual Law Day Education Program will include FREE legal information clinics at three metro Milwaukee locations from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• South Side – Latino Community Center 807 South 14th Street.
• Downtown – Milwaukee Public Market 400 North Water Street
• West Side – State Fair Expo Center – Lake Home & Cabin Show 8200 West Greenfield Avenue
Each location’s “Legal Team” will be made up of members of the MBA as well as other volunteer lawyers from the Milwaukee area. They will be available to answer general legal questions, provide insight into the practice of law and answer general questions on the judicial branch of our local, state and federal government.
About the Milwaukee Bar Association Established in 1858, the Milwaukee Bar Association aids in the administration of justice, promotes high standards of learning and professional conduct, provides opportunities for law-related community service and fosters collegiality within the legal community. For more information, visit http://www.milwbar.org