Headlines

Headlines from the current year are available below. For headlines released prior to 2015 check the archives (2007- 2014).

For more information contact Tom Sheehan, Court Information Officer, Director of State Courts' Office.

05/27/15 Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids
The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 at the Hotel Mead Conference Center. Read more.
05/22/15 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts seven new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept seven new cases and has acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of granted cases are listed below, as are hyperlinks to Court of Appeals’ decisions where available. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues presented. More information about any particular case can be found on the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. Read more.
05/07/15 Supreme Court re-appoints chief judges of four judicial districts
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has re-appointed circuit court judges from Fond du Lac, Rock, Buffalo and Pepin, and St. Croix counties to new two-year terms as chief judges of their respective judicial administrative districts, effective Aug. 1. Read more.
05/07/15 Judge Lisa S. Neubauer appointed chief judge of the Court of Appeals
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed District II Court of Appeals Judge Lisa S. Neubauer, Racine, as chief judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals for a three-year term, effective Aug. 2. Read more.
04/29/15 An Open Letter to the 2014 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society members
All the justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court join me in thanking and congratulating the 398 attorneys who qualified for the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society based on their pro bono contributions in 2014. These attorneys provided at least 50 hours of qualifying pro bono legal services to benefit people of limited means in 2014. Read more.
04/24/15 Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Maxine A. White appointed chief judge
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed Deputy Chief Judge Maxine A. White, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, to serve as chief judge of the state’s First Judicial District for a two-year term effective Aug. 1. Read more.
04/17/15 Names change for State Law Library branches
The Wisconsin State Law Library is changing the names of its branch locations at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison to better reflect the nature of services provided to library users at those locations, said State Law Librarian Julie Tessmer. Read more.
04/15/15 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept five new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. Read more.
03/13/15 NCSC honors Wisconsin court interpreter manager
The National Center for State Courts has awarded a Distinguished Service Award to Atty. Carmel Capati, manager of the Wisconsin court interpreter program. Read more.
03/04/15 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept two new cases and has acted to deny review in a number of other cases. Read more.
03/02/15 Chief Justice addresses Joint Committee on Finance
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson today addressed the Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance. The text of the Chief Justice's remarks is available here. Read more.
03/02/15 Wisconsin selected for statewide initiative to expand evidence-based practices in criminal justice system
The National Institute of Corrections today announced that Wisconsin is one of three states to advance with a technical assistance grant program designed to improve public safety through the application of proven research in the criminal justice decision-making process. Read more.
02/25/15 Court interpreter training planned for Milwaukee
The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 at the Student Union at UW-Milwaukee. Read more.
02/03/15 February case of the month
The case of the month project provides high school teachers with some of the necessary tools to educate their students about the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Each month, during the Supreme Court's session, a "teachable" case will be highlighted. It will be chosen from the cases the Court will hear that month. February case of the month available here. Read more.
01/30/15 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept two new cases and has acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of granted cases are listed. Read more.
01/12/15 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three new cases and has acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of granted cases are listed. Read more.