Benchbook Committees

gavel and scales in front of row of booksAppointed by Office of Judicial Education, the Benchbook Committees assist in revising and updating each of the five Wisconsin Judicial Benchbooks on an annual basis. The benchbooks are desktop procedural reference texts for trial judges.

Current membership

Members serve three-year terms with five-year terms for chairs.

Committee Name Affiliation/Location Term ending date
Civil Hon. Eugene Gasiorkiewicz Racine County Circuit Court Chair, November 2022
Hon. Valerie Bailey-Rihn Dane County Circuit Court April 2022
Hon. Nicholas Brazeau Wood County Circuit Court November 2023
Hon. Michael Hanrahan Milwaukee County Circuit Court August 2023
Hon. Rhonda Lanford Dane County Circuit Court November 2022
Criminal Court Commissioner Jason Hanson Dane County Circuit Court Chair, May 2024
Hon. Michael Bohren Waukesha County Circuit Court May 2022
Hon. Cynthia Davis Milwaukee County Circuit Court May 2022
Hon. John Hyland Dane County Circuit Court May 2023
Hon. Ann Knox-Bauer Taylor County Circuit Court May 2023
Hon. Elliott Levine La Crosse County Circuit Court May 2022
Family Hon. Daniel Dillon Rock County Circuit Court Chair, September 2023
Hon. Gloria Doyle La Crosse County Circuit Court September 2024
Hon. Laura Lau Waukesha County Circuit Court November 2022
Hon. Barbara McCrory Rock County Circuit Court September 2022
Hon. Thomas Walsh Brown County Circuit Court September 2024
Juvenile Hon. Robert Dehring Jefferson County Circuit Court Chair, August 2026
Court Commissioner Anton Jamieson Dane County Circuit Court April 2022
Hon. Rebecca Kiefer Milwaukee County Circuit Court August 2024
Hon. Wendy Klicko Sauk County Circuit Court April 2024
Hon. Thomas Walsh Brown County Circuit Court November 2021
Probate Hon. William Hue Jefferson County Circuit Court Chair, August 2022
Court Commissioner Patrice Baker Milwaukee County Circuit Court August 2024
Court Commissioner Benjamin Schulenburg Dane County Circuit Court August 2023

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