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Atty. Karla Baumgartner named director of Office of Judicial Education

Madison, Wisconsin - June 29, 2015

Atty. Karla Baumgartner, who has been acting as interim director of Judicial Education since February 2014, has been named the director of the Office of Judicial Education. In that role, she will continue to develop judicial curriculum and training programs, plan the department budget, ensure judicial credits are accurately recorded, and supervise department staff.

Baumgartner has worked for the Office of Judicial Education since 2001, previously serving as the education manager. In that role she developed and administered education programs for municipal judges across the state. She has also served as the legal editor for the five-volume Wisconsin Judicial Benchbook. Prior to joining the Office of Judicial Education, she worked in private practice and as a law clerk for Branches 4 and 6 of the Dane County Circuit Court. She holds a B.S. in Agriculture from UW-Madison, and a law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law.

Baumgartner and her husband, Tom Alisankus, have two adult daughters and live in Evansville.

Baumgartner fills the vacancy created by the death of former Director of the Office of Judicial Education David Hass, who passed away in August of 2013.

Tom Sheehan
Court Information Officer
(608) 261-6640

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