The Third Branch
Bonnie MacRitchie has been hired as a policy analyst in the Office of Court Operations. MacRitchie staffs the Supreme Court's Planning and Policy Advisory Committee and its related subcommittees, as well as the State-Tribal Justice Forum. She also works on pro se issues and manages the grants information center. MacRitchie replaces former Policy Analyst Shelly Cern, who has accepted a new position in Court Operations as the first statewide problem-solving court coordinator.
MacRitchie was previously employed as the program coordinator for Dane County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), where she trained and supervised community volunteers who work as advocates for abused and neglected children. Prior to her work with CASA, MacRitchie worked in the office of former Gov. Jim Doyle as the assistant to the legislative director and as a constituent services caseworker. MacRitchie also spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer where she developed a volunteer program focused on developing pre-literacy skills in preschool-aged children. She holds a master's degree in public service management from DePaul University and a bachelor's degree in political science and legal studies from the UW-Madison.