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10/12/17 - 2015AP1904 (2017 WI 91)
Mark Halbman v. Mitchell J. Barrock D/B/A Barrock & BarrockThe review of the decision of the court of appeals is dismissed as improvidently granted.
Published per curiam
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley concur – opinion filed.

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Public rules hearing

October 20, 2017 - The Supreme Court October 30, 2017 public rules hearing agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

Conference on Child Welfare and the Courts seeks innovative solutions to complex problems facing today's children and families

October 16, 2017 - More than 350 court, child welfare, school, tribal representatives, and legal professionals from across Wisconsin will join forces Oct. 18-20 in Elkhart Lake to find better ways to serve youth and their families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. see full article see full article

October case of the month

October 11, 2017 - 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. The October case of the month is available here.

The Third Branch, summer/fall 2017

October 9, 2017 - The summer/fall edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Chippewa County Drug Treatment Court celebrates 10th anniversary

September 29, 2017 - The Chippewa County Drug Court program marked its 10th anniversary by holding proceedings and other activities at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on Sept. 28. see full article see full article

Supreme Court to hear 10 cases from nine counties during October

September 26, 2017 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during October on cases that originated in nine counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

Seating still available for Supreme Court oral argument in Jefferson

September 12, 2017 - Some seating is still available for teachers, students and the public to observe oral argument before the Wisconsin Supreme Court at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Sept. 20. see full article see full article

Wisconsin jurors help ensure justice for all

September 1, 2017 - September is Juror Appreciation Month in Wisconsin, and Barron County Circuit Court Judge James C. Babler took advantage of the occasion to write a column about the importance of jurors in our justice system. see full article see full article

Supreme Court to hear 11 cases from seven counties during September

August 31, 2017 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during September on cases that originated in seven counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here. Cases scheduled for Sept. 20 will be heard at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Court interpreter training planned for Madison

August 29, 2017 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Madison on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 at the UW-Extension’s Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus. see full article see full article

Supreme Court brings Justice on Wheels to Jefferson County

August 23, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral argument in three cases at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Sept. 20 as part of its Justice on Wheels outreach program. see full article see full article


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