Chief Justice's COVID-19 Task Force

COVID-19On April 28, 2020, Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, in her administrative capacity as the Chief Justice, convened a statewide Wisconsin Courts COVID-19 Task Force to recommend criteria for courts throughout the state to safely re-engage in-person proceedings, including jury trials. The work of the Task Force is intended to complement other federal and state-level guidance, which may not apply specifically to Wisconsin's court system.

Read the Chief Justice's COVID-19 Task Force Final Report

Committee membership

Name Affiliation/Location
Chief Justice Patience Roggensack Wisconsin Supreme Court
Ms. Diane Fremgen Deputy Director of State Courts for Court Operations (Chair)
Hon. Kitty Brennan Milwaukee County Circuit Court / District I Court of Appeals (Retired)
Mr. Patrick Brummond District Court Administrator, Seventh Judicial District
Hon. John DiMotto Milwaukee County Circuit Court (Retired)
Hon. Guy Dutcher Waushara County Circuit Court
Mr. Carlo Esqueda Dane County Clerk of Circuit Court
Dr. Robert Golden* Dean, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Attorney Tim Gruenke La Crosse County District Attorney
Attorney Joseph Guidote Outagamie County Corporation Counsel
Hon. Patrick Haughney Waukesha County Circuit Court (Retired)
Ms. Karen Hepfler Chippewa County Clerk of Circuit Court
Hon. Tammy Jo Hock Brown County Circuit Court
Dr. Dennis Maki* Prof. Emeritus, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Hon. Scott Needham St. Croix County Circuit Court
Ms. Ann Olson Office of Court Operations Policy Analyst
Attorney Suzanne O'Neill State Public Defender's Office Deputy Trial Division Director
Hon. James G. Pouros Washington County Circuit Court
Attorney Christopher Rogers Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
Hon. John Storck Dodge County Circuit Court (Retired)
Sheriff Maury Straub Ozaukee County Sheriff (Retired)
Hon. Mary Triggiano* Milwaukee County Circuit Court and Chief Judge, First Judicial District
Attorney Sara Ward-Cassady State Public Defender's Office Director of Administrative Services
Attorney Erik Weidig Waukesha County Corporation Counsel


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