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10/07/14 - 2012AP2566(2014 WI 101)  
Sohn Manufacturing Inc. v. LIRC Affirmed.
Published per curiam
Justice David T. Prosser did not participate.

2012AP1949-D (2014 WI 111)
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michael G. Trewin It is ordered that the license of Michael G. Trewin to practice law in Wisconsin is revoked, effective November 7, 2014. It is further ordered that within 60 days of the date of this order, Michael G. Trewin shall pay to the Office of Lawyer Regulation the costs of this proceeding. It is further ordered that Michael G. Trewin shall comply with the requirements of SCR 22.26 pertaining to the duties of a person whose license to practice law in Wisconsin has been revoked. 
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Court system budget builds on smart, cooperative approaches to justice

October 15, 2014 - The Wisconsin court system’s 2015-17 state budget request advances a commitment to the people of Wisconsin to ensure that judges, court staff and justice system stakeholders have the resources necessary to meet the constitutional obligations of the judiciary, said Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. see full article see full article

Review leads to Office of Lawyer Regulation Initiatives

September 26, 2014 - The Office of Lawyer Regulation has begun implementing some changes and is studying other changes suggested by consultants who recently undertook a detailed review of the lawyer regulation system. A copy of the consultants' report and the office's responses has been posted on the Office of Lawyer Regulation's website at www.wicourts.gov/olr.htm, under the News section.

October case of the month

September 25, 2014 - 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.

Open rules conference

September 24, 2014 - The Supreme Court September 29, 2014 open rules conference agenda is now available.

Supreme Court oral argument schedule

September 22, 2014 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during October on cases that originated in three counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

Justice on Wheels brings Supreme Court to Waukesha to hear cases

September 19, 2014 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court will sit in Waukesha County for the first time ever on Oct. 7 to hear oral argument in three cases as part of its Justice on Wheels outreach program. see full article see full article

The Third Branch, summer 2014

September 9, 2014 - The summer edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Supreme Court oral argument schedule

September 2, 2014 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during September on cases that originated in six counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

Teachers, students invited to experience Court with Class

August 25, 2014 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in cooperation with the State Bar of Wisconsin, invites high-school teachers from across the state to bring students to Madison for the award-winning Court with Class program. Since 1996, thousands of public, private and home-schooled students have benefited from this educational program, which runs from September to April each year. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases

August 14, 2014 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three new cases and has acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and county of origin are listed. see full article see full article


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