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2013

12/17/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 13 new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 13 new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and county of origin are listed.  Read more.
12/05/13 Children's Court Improvement Program E-Learning Project launched
The Children's Court Improvement Program (CCIP) today launched the E-Learning Project -- an online, self-directed educational resource to assist in the processing of child welfare cases. The website is available around the clock to court officials, social workers, attorneys and anyone else interested in improving understanding about key court proceedings, statutory requirements, applicable case law, and best practices involved in child welfare cases.  Read more.
11/27/13 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 county of origin are listed below. The Court of Appeals’ opinion for the newly accepted case is hyperlinked where available.  Read more.
11/06/13 State of the Judiciary Address focuses on cutting-edge initiatives in criminal justice and family court
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson gave her annual State of the Judiciary Address at the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.  Read more.
11/04/13 State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday; Director of State Courts will also give 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 Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.  Read more.
10/14/13 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 county of origin are listed. The Court of Appeals' opinion for the newly accepted case is hyperlinked where available.  Read more.
09/19/13 Supreme Court celebrates 20 years of 'Justice on Wheels' with historic hearings in Sheboygan
This fall, for the first time in its history, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will sit in Sheboygan, hearing two cases on Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Branch I courtroom of the Sheboygan County Courthouse, 615 N. 6th St., Sheboygan. The visit marks the 20th anniversary of the Court's 'Justice on Wheels' program that brings oral argument to communities across Wisconsin.  Read more.
09/04/13 Justice Steinmetz remembered for dedicated service
Justice Donald W. Steinmetz, who retired from the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1999 after 19 years of service, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31 in Milwaukee. He was 88.  Read more.
09/03/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice has a message for Wisconsin jurors: Thank you!
Watch the Chief's message now.  Read more.
08/30/13 Obituary - David Hass, Director, Office of Judicial Education
David Hass, who served more than 16 years as director of the Office of Judicial Education for the Wisconsin Supreme Court died after apparently suffering a heart attack on Aug. 28.  Read more.
08/30/13 Wisconsin jurors crucial to seeing that justice is served
Leaders of Wisconsin’s three branches of government unanimously agree: jurors deserve thanks for their service to our justice system and to the people of our state.  Read more.
08/14/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court denies review in a number of cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently acted to deny review in a number of cases. As the state's law-developing court, the Supreme Court exercises its discretion to select for review only those cases that fit certain statutory criteria.  Read more.
08/07/13 Outagamie courthouse operating on a limited basis, Thursday, August 8.
The Outagamie County courts will be operating with limited court functions on Thursday, August 8.  Please contact the Clerk of Circuit Court office at 920-832-5131 for updates.  Updates regarding closure information will also be posted to this website as they are received.  Read more.
07/29/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts one new case
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept one new case. The case number, issues, and county of origin are listed.  Read more.
07/25/13 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, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18 at the UW-Madison's Pyle Center.  Read more.
07/15/13 Strong, coordinated efforts bring Milwaukee courts back on line after fire
A July 6 fire in an electrical closet in the basement of the Milwaukee County Courthouse created a mess by knocking out power and causing extensive smoke and odor damage throughout the building. The courthouse was closed for a week, computer networks, including those that sustain court case management systems, were knocked offline, and judges were left without functioning courtrooms as cleanup got underway.  Read more.
07/15/13 Chief Judge Kremers helps keep wedding bells ringing in aftermath of fire
Thanks to a disaster at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, Chief Judge Jeffrey A. Kremers can add another title to his resume after 21 years on the bench: emergency wedding planner. As reported by Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, who witnessed recent events unfold, Kremers sprang to action when a bride-to-be showed up with her prospective groom and numerous family members at the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Building around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10.  Read more.
07/10/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept two new cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin are listed.  Read more.
06/28/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court selects chief judges
The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced today that it has selected a judge from Rock County Circuit Court and a judge who serves both Buffalo and Pepin county circuit courts as new members of the Committee of Chief Judges, effective Aug. 1. The Court also re-appointed judges from Milwaukee, Fond du Lac and St. Croix counties to continue serving on the committee, and it re-appointed Chief Judge Richard Brown, District II Court of Appeals, to continue serving as chief judge of the Court of Appeals.  Read more.
06/25/13 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.
06/14/13 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.
05/24/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.
05/17/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.
05/01/13 Drug courts recognized as effective approach to improving justice system
A column written by Shirley S. Abrahamson, Chief Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Read more.
04/15/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases.  Read more.
04/11/13 Chief Justice Abrahamson becomes longest-serving justice in Wisconsin history
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson became the longest serving supreme court justice in Wisconsin history, marking 36 years, seven months and four days of service on April 10, 2013.  Read more.
04/09/13 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, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at UW-Milwaukee.  Read more.
04/01/13 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.
03/21/13 Chief Justice addresses Joint Committee on Finance
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson today addressed the Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance. The text of the Chief Justice's remarks is available here.  Read more.
03/15/13 Court of Appeals to hear oral argument at Portage County Courthouse
A three-judge panel of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in an appeal in the Portage County Courthouse, Branch III courtroom, 1516 Church St., Stevens Point, on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:15 a.m.  Read more.
02/06/13 State-county investment in court system provides high rate of return for Wisconsin
The financial partnership between Wisconsin counties and the state court system provides a justice system with a high rate of return on investment for the people of Wisconsin, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson told members of the Wisconsin Counties Association today.  Read more.
02/05/13 Wisconsin court system supports Digital Learning Day and innovative teaching tools
The Wisconsin court system is proud to join the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in celebrating Digital Learning Day (external link) on Feb. 6. The court system actively supports the use of innovative teaching tools in Wisconsin classrooms, not only on Digital Learning Day, but year 'round, said Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson.  Read more.
01/30/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept five 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.

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