Headlines

Headlines from the current year are available below. For headlines released prior to 2012 check the archives (2007- 2013).

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

07/21/14 Racine County Circuit Court judge appointed to Committee of Chief Judges; Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge selected to head committee
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has selected a Racine County Circuit Court judge to serve as a new member of the Committee of Chief Judges and the Court reappointed four chief judges to new two-year terms, effective Aug. 1, 2014. Read more.
07/02/14 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts twelve new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 12 new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and county of origin are listed. Read more.
07/01/14 Supreme Court wraps up work for term
The Wisconsin Supreme Court completed and approved for mandate all the cases heard by the court during the 2013-14 term, said Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. The term ended June 30, and opinions will be released by the Clerk of Supreme Court’s office during the next several weeks. Notice is given a day or two before an opinion is released. To check which opinions are tentatively scheduled for release on a given date, visit the opinions scheduled for release page. Read more.
06/09/14 Library initiative helps serve the needs of self-represented litigants
On June 10, the Wisconsin Court System and the South Central Library System will co-sponsor a special training session in Fitchburg, Wis. for librarians who assist people who represent themselves in court. The project's goal is to foster communications between local courts and public libraries in an effort to better meet the legal service needs of the self-represented litigants. Read more.
05/12/14 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept two new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and county of origin are listed. Read more.
04/23/14 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, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at the Student Union at UW-Milwaukee. Read more.
04/15/14 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts nine new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept nine new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and county of origin are listed. Read more.
03/18/14 The Third Branch, winter 2014
The winter edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available. Read more.
02/27/14 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and county of origin are listed. Read more.
02/07/14 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 10 new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 10 new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and county of origin are listed. Read more.
02/05/14 Court interpreter training planned for Stevens Point
The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Stevens Point on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at the Dreyfus University Center at UW-Stevens Point. Read more.
01/15/14 Court officials warn of fraudulent e-mail messages
Wisconsin court officials are advising residents to be aware of a recent spate of fraudulent e-mail messages that appear to require the recipient to appear in "the court of Washington." Read more.
01/13/14 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. The case numbers, issues, and county of origin are listed. Read more.