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Justice Ziegler's formal investiture is set

Madison, Wisconsin - November 28, 2007

Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler will be formally sworn in as a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at 4 p.m. in the Assembly Chamber, located on the second floor of the Capitol's West Wing. Retired Justice Jon P. Wilcox will administer the oath of office.

Ziegler won election to a 10-year term in April, and took the oath of office in a small ceremony in Washington County on August 1. She is the 80th justice and the sixth woman to serve on the state's highest court since Wisconsin became a state in 1848.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ziegler received bachelor's degrees in psychology and business administration from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and her law degree from Marquette Law School.

Ziegler's early law career included work as a civil litigator and as a pro bono special assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County. She also served as an assistant United States attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Ziegler was appointed to the bench in Washington County Circuit Court in 1997, elected in 1998, and re-elected in 2004. At the time of her 2007 election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, she was also serving as deputy chief judge for the Third Judicial District, which encompasses Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties.

The investiture ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Assembly Parlor.

For more information contact:
Amanda K. Todd
Court Information Officer
(608) 264-6256

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