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Berkos Award

Starting in 2018 as the Private Bar Award and renamed the Berkos Award in memory of long-time Public Defender Board Chair Danny Berkos, the Berkos Award is annually handed out by the Public Defender Board in recognition of private bar lawyers who have consistently displayed great dedication and excellence in representing their SPD clients and in working to help improve services for indigent defense.

2019 Recipient:
Madison-based private attorney Michael Covey for his dedication to his public defender clients and to the agency.

Prior Recipient:
Attorney Matthew Kirkpatrick - Menomonie, Wisconsin.