Headlines

Headlines from the current year are available below. For headlines released prior to 2016 check the archives (2007- 2017).

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

10/31/18 Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack gave the annual State of the Judiciary address this morning during the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva. The text of the speech and remarks by Director of State Courts Randy R. Koschnick are available here. Read more.
10/30/18 State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
On Wednesday, Oct. 31, Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address during the 2018 meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Grand Geneva resort in Lake Geneva. Following the chief justice's remarks, Director of State Courts Randy R. Koschnick will present the State of the Director's Office address. Read more.
10/25/18 Supreme Court oral argument - November 2018
The Wisconsin Supreme Court's November 2018 oral argument calendar and synopses of the cases to be heard can be found here. 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. Previously released opinions issued by the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found here. Read more.
10/16/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts seven new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept seven new cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of each granted case are listed, along with a list of cases denied review. Read more.
10/12/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court hears three cases in Sparta
The Wisconsin Supreme Court marked the 25th year of its Justice on Wheels outreach and education program today by holding oral arguments in three cases at the Monroe County Justice Center. Monroe County is the 29th county outside Dane where the Court has held arguments since Justice on Wheels began in 1993. Read more.
10/08/18 Supreme Court oral argument - October
The Wisconsin Supreme Court's October 2018 oral argument calendar and synopses of the cases to be heard can be found here. Please Note: Cases scheduled for argument on Oct. 12 will be heard at the Monroe County Justice Center, 112 S. Court St., Sparta. 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. Previously released opinions issued by the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found here. Read more.
10/02/18 Supreme Court Public Rules Hearing agenda - Oct. 11
The Wisconsin Supreme Court's Oct. 11, 2018 public rules hearing agenda is now available. A hearing notice for Rule Petition 18-03 can be found here and a copy of the petition with additional information can be found here. Information about the Supreme Court's rule-making process is also available. Read more.
10/01/18 Some seating still available for Oct. 12 Supreme Court oral argument in Sparta
Some seating is still available for the public to observe oral argument before the Wisconsin Supreme Court at the Monroe County Justice Center in Sparta on Oct. 12. Read more.
09/10/18 Supreme Court brings Justice on Wheels to Monroe County
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will arrive in Sparta on Oct. 12 to hear oral argument in three cases at the Monroe County Justice Center as part of the Court's Justice on Wheels outreach and education program. Read more.
09/07/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 10 new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 10 new cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of each granted case are listed, along with a list of cases denied review. Read more.
08/31/18 Court interpreter training planned for Madison
The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Madison on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 at the Pyle Center. Read more.
08/28/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 8 new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept eight new cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin are listed here. A more detailed synopsis of each case will be released before the oral argument is heard in coming months. Read more.
08/24/18 Big changes for eFiling coming September 1
Significant changes to court official electronic signatures and additional mandatory eFiling case types will be introduced beginning September 1st. Review the August Wisconsin eFiling Update for details. Read more.
08/07/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet sworn into office
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. Read more.
07/25/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 27 cases
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. Read more.
06/20/18 The Third Branch, spring/summer 2018
The spring/summer edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available. Read more.
05/31/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court appoints a new chief judge in Tenth District, re-appoints chief judges in three other districts and the Court of Appeals
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. Read more.
05/24/18 Chief Justice Roggensack congratulates Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court on 50th graduate
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. Read more.
05/22/18 Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids
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. Read more.
05/15/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers for committees and boards
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is seeking interested volunteers to serve on boards and committees that assist the court system in a variety of areas. Read more.
04/17/18 Grant programs expected to increase the number of juvenile and family drug-treatment court programs in Wisconsin
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. Read more.
04/16/18 April 16 court calendars canceled in some northeastern Wisconsin counties
Due to recent severe weather in northeastern Wisconsin, circuit court calendars are canceled for Monday, April 16 in the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Waupaca. Read more.
03/16/18 Statement of Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack on passing of Retired Justice William G. Callow
"I am saddened to learn of Justice Callow's passing. He was a lawyer and judge whose passion for the law was driven by a superior intellect and strong conviction...." Read more.
03/07/18 Judge William E. Hanrahan appointed chief judge of Fifth Judicial Administrative District
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed Dane County Circuit Court Judge William E. Hanrahan as chief judge of the Fifth Judicial Administrative District. Read more.
03/06/18 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, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 at UW-Milwaukee. Read more.
02/26/18 Officials warn of potential juror scams
Officials in two southeastern Wisconsin counties are warning residents not to give out personal information or money to people falsely posing as court officials. In recent weeks, residents in Waukesha and Ozaukee counties have reported phone calls in which the caller says potential victims owe money for jury duty, court fees or unpaid fines. Read the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office press release here. Read more about possible juror scams and how to protect yourself here. Read more.
02/06/18 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 counties of origin of granted cases are listed, along with a list of cases denied review. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues. Read more.
01/18/18 Supreme Court appoints new Clerk of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed Walworth County Clerk of Circuit Court Sheila T. Reiff as the next Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack announced today. Read more.
01/16/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept eight 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, along with cases denied. 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. The status of cases pending in the Supreme Court can be found here. Read more.
01/04/18 Public rules hearing
The Supreme Court January 16, 2018 public rules hearing agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available. Read more.