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10/12/17 - 2015AP1904 (2017 WI 91)
Mark Halbman v. Mitchell J. Barrock D/B/A Barrock & BarrockThe review of the decision of the court of appeals is dismissed as improvidently granted.
Published per curiam
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley concur – opinion filed.

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Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary

November 15, 2017 - Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack gave the annual State of the Judiciary address this morning during the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The text of the speech and remarks by Director of State Courts Randy R. Koschnick are available here.

State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

November 14, 2017 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary Address during the 2017 meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells on Nov. 15. see full article see full article

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

November 10, 2017 - Students and teachers from Central Wisconsin Christian School in Waupun will attend Supreme Court oral arguments on Nov. 14, 2017 as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

Wisconsin circuit court eFiling project ahead of schedule

November 3, 2017 - The Wisconsin court system has completed the first phase of a statewide mandatory electronic filing (eFiling) project more than two months ahead of schedule, bringing all the convenience and benefits of eFiling to litigants, lawyers, court staff, and judges sooner than expected. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 11 new cases

November 3, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 11 new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of granted cases are listed below. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues. More information about any particular case before the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found on the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. see full article see full article

Public rules hearing

October 27, 2017 - The Supreme Court November 6, 2017 public rules hearing agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

Oral argument schedule

October 27, 2017 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during November on cases that originated in seven counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here (Revised Nov. 3, 2017).

Public rules hearing

October 20, 2017 - The Supreme Court October 30, 2017 public rules hearing agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

Conference on Child Welfare and the Courts seeks innovative solutions to complex problems facing today's children and families

October 16, 2017 - More than 350 court, child welfare, school, tribal representatives, and legal professionals from across Wisconsin will join forces Oct. 18-20 in Elkhart Lake to find better ways to serve youth and their families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. see full article see full article

October case of the month

October 11, 2017 - 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. The October case of the month is available here.

The Third Branch, summer/fall 2017

October 9, 2017 - The summer/fall edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Chippewa County Drug Treatment Court celebrates 10th anniversary

September 29, 2017 - The Chippewa County Drug Court program marked its 10th anniversary by holding proceedings and other activities at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on Sept. 28. see full article see full article

Supreme Court to hear 10 cases from nine counties during October

September 26, 2017 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during October on cases that originated in nine counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.


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