In the Matter of the Amendment of
the Supreme Court Rules: SCR ORDER
By order of March 7, 1997, the court amended the Code of Judicial Conduct -– SCR Chapter 60 -– to create the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee and appointed that Committee’s initial members, specifying initial terms for each. The court has considered it advisable to increase the membership of the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee to include a court commissioner.
IT IS ORDERED that, effective the date of this order, sec. A(1) of the Appendix to the Code of Judicial Conduct, SCR Chapter 60, is amended to read:
A judicial conduct advisory committee consisting of
members appointed by the supreme court is created. Six members of the committee
shall be selected from the judiciary of this state, one member shall be
selected from the court commissioners serving the circuit court, one member
shall be selected from attorneys licensed to practice law in this state, and
one member shall be selected from the public. One judge member shall be a chief
judge of a judicial administrative district, one judge member shall be a judge
of the court of appeals, one judge member shall be a circuit judge on an urban
area court, one judge member shall be a circuit judge on a rural area court,
one judge member shall be a municipal judge, and one judge member shall be a
reserve judge. Members shall serve for a term of three years and shall continue
to serve until a successor is appointed, except that, to achieve staggered
terms, two three of the members first appointed shall serve for
one year, three members for two years, and three members for three years. A
member may serve not more than two successive three-year terms. Appointments to
fill a vacancy shall be for the balance of the term vacated. Members of the
committee shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses
actually and necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that notice of this amendment of the Supreme Court Rules shall be given by a single publication of a copy of this order in the official state newspaper and in an official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin, this 18th day of June, 1997.
BY THE COURT:
Marilyn L. Graves, Clerk