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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet sworn into office

August 7, 2018 - Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet was sworn into office as the newest justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court during a formal ceremony in the Assembly Chambers at the State Capitol on Monday, Aug. 6. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis B. Butler administered the Oath of Office. Additional information about Justice Dallet can be found here. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 27 cases

July 25, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 27 cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of granted cases are listed here, along with a list of cases in which review was denied. see full article see full article

Supreme Court issues administrative order amending SCR 81.02

June 27, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court today issued an administrative order amending Supreme Court Rule 81.02, relating to the compensation rate for court-appointed attorneys. A copy of the order and background information can be found here.

The Third Branch, spring/summer 2018

June 20, 2018 - The spring/summer edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Wisconsin Supreme Court appoints a new chief judge in Tenth District, re-appoints chief judges in three other districts and the Court of Appeals

May 31, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed a Barron County Circuit Court judge as the next chief judge of the Tenth Judicial Administrative District, and the Court re-appointed circuit court judges from Kenosha, Marathon, and Marinette counties to new two-year terms as chief judges of their respective judicial administrative districts. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack congratulates Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court on 50th graduate

May 24, 2018 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack today recognized the Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court Program on reaching the milestone of its 50th graduate. see full article see full article

Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids

May 22, 2018 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 at the Hotel Mead Conference Center. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers for committees and boards

May 15, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is seeking interested volunteers to serve on boards and committees that assist the court system in a variety of areas. see full article see full article

Oral argument schedule

May 11, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's May 2018 oral argument calendar and a synopsis of the case to be heard on May 15 can be found here. The synopsis provided is not a complete analysis 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. Previously released opinions issued by the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found here.

Public rules hearing

May 10, 2018 - The Supreme Court May 16, 2018 public rules hearing agenda is now available. A hearing notice for Rule Petition 17-06 can be found here. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the Supreme Court's rule-making process is also available.

Grant programs expected to increase the number of juvenile and family drug-treatment court programs in Wisconsin

April 17, 2018 - The number of juvenile and family drug-treatment court programs available in Wisconsin is expected to increase in coming years, thanks to new grant programs approved by the Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker. see full article see full article


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