2006 WI 130


Supreme Court of Wisconsin









This order is subject to further editing and modification. The final version will appear in the bound volume of the official reports.




No. 06-10



In the matter of the Amendment of SCR 60.07(2)




DEC 13, 2006


Cornelia G. Clark

Clerk of Supreme Court

Madison, WI






The Court, on its own motion, amends Supreme Court Rule 60.07(2) to correct an inadvertent omission in the Supreme Court Rules.

By order dated April 6, 2001, this Court granted the petition filed by the Director of State Courts and amended, inter alia, SCR 60.07(2), to require a statement of economic interest from all circuit court commissioners and from authorized supplemental court commissioners who have performed at least 40 hours of circuit court commissioner duties in the preceding year. See In re Implementation of SCR 75, regarding Court Commissioners, 2001 WI 34, No. 00-12 (April 6, 2001).

In 2004, this Court amended portions of the Code of Judicial Conduct. See In re Amendment of SCR Chapter 60, Code of Judicial Conduct Campaigns, Elections, Political Activity, 2004 WI 134, No. 00-07 (October 29, 2004). Pursuant to that order, SCR 60.07(2) was repealed and recreated. In that process, the requirements pertaining to circuit court commissioners were unintentionally omitted. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2007, SCR 60.07(2) is amended to read as follows:

60.07 (2) Part-time Judicial Service. A judge who serves on a part-time basis, including a reserve judge, a part-time municipal judge, and or a part-time court commissioner, is not required to comply with the following: SCR 60.05 (3) (a), (b), and (c) 1b., 2.a, and c., (4) (a) 1.b., (b) (c), (d) and (e), (5), (6), (7) and (8). All circuit court commissioners appointed under SCR 75.02 (1) and those supplemental court commissioners authorized under SCR 75.02 (3) who have performed 40 hours or more of circuit court commissioner duties during the preceding calendar year shall comply with SCR 60.05 (8).

IT IS ORDERED that notice of this amendment of SCR 60.07(2) 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 13th day of December, 2006.






Cornelia G. Clark

Clerk of Supreme Court