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Benchbook Committees

Appointed by Office of Judicial Education, the Benchbook Committees assist in revising and updating each of the five Wisconsin Judicial Benchbooks on an annual basis. The benchbooks are desktop procedural reference texts for trial judges.

Current membership

Members serve three-year terms with five-year terms for chairs.

Committee Name Term ending date
Civil Judge Emily Mueller
Racine County Circuit Court
Chair, November 2013
Judge Rick Niess
Dane County Circuit Court
November 2012
Judge Michael Schumacher
Eau Claire County Circuit Court
November 2012
Judge Timothy Dugan
Milwaukee County Circuit Court
November 2013
Judge Robert Wirtz
Fond du Lac County Circuit Court
November 2011
Criminal Judge Richard Sankovitz
Milwaukee County Circuit
Chair, May 2015
Judge William Foust
Dane County Circuit Court
May 2013
Judge Barbara Key
Winnebago County Circuit Court
May 2013
Court Commissioner Todd Meurer
Dane County Circuit Court
May 2013
Judge Michael Rosborough
Vernon County Circuit Court
May 2011
Judge Michael Bohren
Waukesha County Circuit Court
May 2013
Family Judge Vincent Howard
Marathon County Circuit Court
Chair, September 2012
Judge Timothy Van Akkeren
Sheboygan County Circuit Court
September 2013
Judge Charles Constantine
Racine County Circuit Court
September 2014
Judge Daniel Dillon
Rock County Circuit Court
September 2013
Juvenile Judge Christopher Foley
Milwaukee County Circuit Court
April 2012
Judge Shelley Gaylord
Dane County Circuit Court
April 2013
Judge John Hoffmann
Waupaca County Circuit Court
Chair, April 2015
Judge Mary Wagner
Kenosha County Circuit Court
April 2012
Probate Attorney David Flesch August 2013
Judge Robert Van De Hey
Grant County Circuit Court
August 2012
Judge D. Todd Ehlers
Door County Circuit Court
August 2012

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