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October 20, 2016 - About 130 people gathered in Madison Oct. 19 to celebrate the naming of the state law library in honor of retired Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David T. Prosser, Jr. and his lifelong dedication to public service. see full article
October 14, 2016 - The Supreme Court October 24, 2016 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.
October 6, 2016 - 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.
October 6, 2016 - Students and teachers from high schools in six Wisconsin cities will visit the Supreme Court to attend oral arguments in Madison as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program during October: Germantown High School, St. Joseph Catholic Academy, Port Washington High School, Columbus High School, Burlington Central Catholic High School, Oshkosh Valley Christian School, and Xavier Catholic High School in Appleton. see full article
October 4, 2016 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during October on cases that originated in eight counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here. Please note, oral argument scheduled for Oct. 26 will be heard at the Bayfield County Courthouse (Washburn, Wis.) as part of the Supreme Court's Justice on Wheels outreach program. see full article
September 29, 2016 - Wisconsin's collaborative approach to improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice system through evidence-based strategies is being rewarded with continued support from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). see full article
September 12, 2016 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court will head north to hear oral argument at the Bayfield County Courthouse on Oct. 26 as part of its Justice on Wheels outreach program. see full article
September 12, 2016 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed Deputy Chief Judge Robert P. VanDeHey, Grant County Circuit Court, chief judge of the Seventh Judicial Administrative District. VanDeHey, who replaces outgoing Chief Judge James J. Duvall, has served as deputy chief judge of the Seventh Judicial Administrative District since 2013. The district encompasses Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties. see full article
September 7, 2016 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Madison on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus. see full article
September 1, 2016 - Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Christopher R. Foley has presided over many adoptions over the years, and his efforts to unite children in need with good families have made headlines before. But coverage of one of his most recent cases hit the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and national television news on ABC’s Good Morning America.
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