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2012

12/19/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 11 new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 11 new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin are listed below. The Court of Appeals’ opinion for the newly accepted cases are hyperlinked.  Read more.
11/12/12 Chief Justice Abrahamson statement on passing of Judge John L. Coffey
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson issued the following statement regarding the death of Judge John L. Coffey.  Read more.
11/06/12 State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday; Director of State Courts will also give his annual remarks to state's judges
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson will give her annual State of the Judiciary Address at the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.  Read more.
10/24/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts six new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept six new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.
10/22/12 Video gives judges an insider's view of court from children in foster care
The Wisconsin Children's Court Improvement Program in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families has produced an unscripted video in which 10 young adults who were placed in foster care as children candidly reflect on experiences they had in court.  Read more.
10/16/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept eight new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.
10/11/12 Supreme Court will hold historic hearings in Monroe
For the first time in its history, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will sit in Monroe, hearing two cases on Monday, November 5, 2012, in the Branch II courtroom of the Green County Justice Center 2841 6th St., Monroe.  Read more.
10/04/12 October case of the month now available
The case of the month project provides high school teachers with some of the necessary tools to educate their students about the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Each month, during the Supreme Court's session, a "teachable" case will be highlighted. It will be chosen from the cases the Court will hear that month. October case of the month available here.  Read more.
09/28/12 Court interpreter training planned for Madison
The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for a weekend interpreter training to be held in Madison Oct. 20-21 at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus.  Read more.
09/21/12 The Third Branch, summer 2012
The summer edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.  Read more.
09/14/12 Constitution Day: Celebrating the foundation of our government
A column by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson  Read more.
08/31/12 Wisconsin thanks tens of thousands of jurors for serving justice
Circuit courts statewide will celebrate Juror Appreciation Month during September by hosting a variety of activities to thank the tens of thousands of people who report to Wisconsin courthouses for jury service each year.  Read more.
08/31/12 Statement of Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson on the passing of Judge John Shabaz
John Shabaz was Minority Leader of the Wisconsin Assembly when I became a justice of the Supreme Court in the 1970s. He impressed me as a skilled legislator who ably represented his Waukesha-area district for nearly two decades before his appointment to the U.S. District Court. As a federal judge, John Shabaz was a dedicated public servant whose contributions to the State will not soon be forgotten. My thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family at this difficult time.  Read more.
08/22/12 September case of the month now available
The case of the month project provides high school teachers with some of the necessary tools to educate their students about the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Each month, during the Supreme Court's session, a "teachable" case will be highlighted. It will be chosen from the cases the Court will hear that month. September case of the month available here.  Read more.
08/20/12 Iowa County Circuit Court Judge William D. Dyke elected 'Chief of the Chiefs'
Wisconsin's Committee of Chief Judges has elected Chief Judge William D. Dyke, Iowa County Circuit Court, as "chief of the chiefs." In this capacity, Dyke serves as chair of the group of 10 chief judges, each of whom is selected by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to help oversee a judicial administrative district.  Read more.
08/14/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts one new case
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept one new case. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.
07/23/12 Court interpreter training planned for Wausau
The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for a weekend interpreter training session to be held in Wausau on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 at UW-Marathon County.  Read more.
07/16/12 Chief Justice Roberts' key message lost on many critics
A column written by Shirley S. Abrahamson, Chief Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Read more.
06/29/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court selects chief judges
The Wisconsin Supreme Court today selected circuit court judges from Jefferson, Vilas and Wood counties to serve as new members of the Committee of Chief Judges, effective Aug. 1.  Read more.
06/28/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts ten new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept ten new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.
06/08/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts four new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept four new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.
06/07/12 New checklist assists lawyers, litigants in filing appellate briefs
An ad hoc committee of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Appellate Practice Section has created a checklist to assist lawyers and litigants in writing and filing briefs with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.  Read more.
05/23/12 Wisconsin court system taking smarter approach to mental health issues
A column written by Shirley S. Abrahamson, Chief Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court, in recognition of May as Mental Health Month.  Read more.
05/16/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept two new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.
05/10/12 International judges elect Bradley to serve as North American delegate
The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), a non-profit organization with 4,000 members from 103 nations around the world, has elected Justice Ann Walsh Bradley to its board of directors. Bradley will represent the North American region, which is comprised of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  Read more.
05/02/12 New national report: Wisconsin justice initiative on right track
A newly released report from the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), a non-partisan justice think tank based in Denver, says Wisconsin’s effort to build a stronger infrastructure of community programs and treatment alternatives to address the root causes of crime is paying dividends and should be continued.  Read more.
05/01/12 Applicants sought for court interpreter training in Milwaukee
The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Milwaukee on May 19-20 at UW-Milwaukee.  Read more.
04/26/12 Judges, lawyers join to promote understanding of the law, courts
Judges and lawyers throughout Wisconsin will celebrate Law Day on May 1 with a variety of activities designed to help promote understanding of the law and the courts. The 2012 Law Day theme is No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom. Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson discusses this theme and a variety of educational resources available during a brief webcast and column on the topic. Read the full press release for additional information about specific Law Day activities.  Read more.
03/30/12 Milwaukee County Circuit Court launches eFiling program April 2
On April 2, Milwaukee County Circuit Court will join 16 other Wisconsin counties in offering eFiling, an online system that allows attorneys and parties to electronically file new cases and documents in certain case types.  Read more.
03/23/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept two new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.
03/02/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts four new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept four new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin are listed.  Read more.
02/16/12 Court interpreter training planned for Appleton
The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held March 9-10 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton.  Read more.
02/08/12 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept two new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.

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