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State Bar taps national firm in search for executive director

By: Erika Strebel, [email protected]//September 18, 2016

State Bar taps national firm in search for executive director

By: Erika Strebel, [email protected]//September 18, 2016

The State Bar of Wisconsin is teaming up with a national legal recruiting firm in its search for a new executive director.

The bar has tapped Young Mayden LLC — a firm based in Nashville, Tenn., and Charlotte, N.C. — to help a search committee narrow the pool of applicants, said Governor Chris Rogers.

Rogers gave a report at a meeting of the Board of Governors on Friday detailing the committee’s progress in advertising the position and the process the committee will follow before presenting a candidate to the governors.

Whichever candidate is eventually chosen will replace Executive Director George Brown, who will retire on June 30.

Among Young Mayden’s notable accomplishments is the role it played in helping the New York State Bar Association find an executive director and assistant executive director.

Rogers said the committee will be advertising the position in print and other media and that the governors may be contacted by applicants.

He said Young Mayden would help the committee with its first round of vetting and that the committee is trying to start its interviews by the middle of January. The goal will be to have a candidate to present to the board by the time it meets in February.

Also at the meeting on Friday, the board discussed a proposal to require insurance companies to notify parties when a settlement check has been issued to their lawyer. The board did not get to all the items on its agenda on Friday and was to reconvene on Saturday.


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