Wisconsin Court Records Management Committee

Created in 1984, the Records Management Committee develops and maintains effective, uniform records management systems that provide timely and accurate case information. The committee is made up of judges, clerks of court and deputy clerks of court, registers in probate, juvenile clerks, district court administrators, CCAP staff, court operations staff, and representatives from other agencies, such as the Wisconsin State Bar and the District Attorneys Association. The committee is split into two main subcommittees—forms and procedures. A third subcommittee, the records retention subcommittee, is convened when needed.

Forms Committee

The records management forms subcommittee (RMC Forms) develops, designs, and maintains standard, statewide forms, required for use in all Wisconsin circuit courts for civil, criminal, family, guardianship, juvenile, mental commitment, probate and small claims cases. RMC Forms also evaluates requests from agencies and entities that request new forms or changes to existing forms. The subcommittee has also approved pro se forms, which are not mandatory, but are intended to assist unrepresented parties in filing actions in circuit court. Some standard forms have also been translated into Spanish and Hmong. RMC Forms meets quarterly and all approved forms are posted on the Wisconsin Court System website. Additional information about RMC Forms and a database of approved forms can be found here.

Name Affiliation/Location
Hon. Kevin Martens (Chair) Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Hon. Steven Anderson Rusk County Circuit Court
Hon. Barbara McCrory Rock County Circuit Court
Hon. Edward Vlack St. Croix County Circuit Court
Ms. Jody Bartels, Register in Probate Grant County Circuit Court
Atty. Mary Ferwerda State Bar of Wisconsin
Currently open District Attorney Representative
Comm. Jason Hanson Dane County Circuit Court
Ms. Karen Hepfler, Clerk Chippewa County Circuit Court
Ms. Theresa Owens, District Court Administrator Fifth Judicial District
Ms. Linda Redman, Clerk Crawford County Circuit Court
Ms. Theresa Russell, Clerk Washington County Circuit Court,
Ms. Terri Borrud, Forms Officer Office of Court Operations
Ms. Wendy Gregg, Business Process Analyst Consolidated Court Automation Program

For more information on forms, contact Terri Borrud in the Office of Court Operations at Terri.Borrud@wicourts.gov or (608) 266-7143.

Procedures Committee

The records management procedures subcommittee (RMC Procedures) focuses on developing model court recordkeeping procedures for the circuit court. Model court recordkeeping procedures are intended to establish uniform case processing in all counties and contain step-by-step guidance on case processing and case management procedures, used primarily by clerks of circuit court and their staff. The recommended procedures are based on statutes, case law, Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules, and standardized best practices.

Name Affiliation/Location
Ms. Susan Byrnes, District Court Administrator Ninth Judicial District
Ms. Kay Cederberg, Clerk Bayfield County Circuit Court
Atty. Krista Miller, Legal Advisor Office of Court Operations
Ms. Ericka Nelson, Register in Probate St. Croix County Circuit Court
Ms. Pam Radtke, Clerk La Crosse County Circuit Court
Ms. Theresa Russell, Clerk Washington County Circuit Court
Mr. Garrick Veidel, Business Process Analyst Consolidated Court Automation Program

For more information on procedures, contact the Office of Court Operations at (608) 266-3121.

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