Volume 1 | Issue 3 | May 2022

Flitter hired as court system's next CIO

Director of State Courts Hon. Randy R. Koschnick has announced that Thomas Flitter, an experienced corporate executive and technology team leader, will become the court system’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective May 22. Flitter will replace retiring CIO Jean Bousquet, who will assist with the leadership transition, Koschnick said.

Thomas Flitter

Mental health, technology top issues in PPAC 2022-23 Critical Issues Report

The Planning and Policy Advisory Committee’s (PPAC) 2022-23 Critical Issues Report identifies priorities for the court system to focus on during the coming two-year period. The report was developed by the PPAC Planning Subcommittee, which reviewed online survey results, national research, and pandemic-related feedback from court system stakeholders to determine what topics should be highlighted as priorities.

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State Bar of Wisconsin to honor Circuit Court judges Foley, Babler

Two Wisconsin circuit court judges will be honored with awards at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting & Conference in Lake Geneva on June 16. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Christopher R. Foley is the 2021 recipient of the Bench and Bar Committee’s Lifetime Jurist award. Barron County Circuit Court Judge James C. Babler is recipient of the committee’s Judge of the Year award.

Read more about Judge Babler's award here and more about all of the State Bar's 2022 membership recognition awards here.

Koschnick, Samuelson and Spoke honored as 'Fellows'

Three of the Wisconsin Law Foundation’s newest Fellows come from the ranks of the Wisconsin court system.

Director of State Courts Randy R. Koschnick, Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) Director Timothy Samuelson, and OLR Director of Central Intake Julie M. Spoke, were among 45 Fellows recognized at a dinner ceremony in Madison on May 5.

WLF Fellows

Brookfield seventh grader wins NCSC essay contest award

Brookfield’s Kelsey Raddemann won top honors among middle school students in the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) 2022 Civics Education Essay Contest. Raddemann, a seventh grader at Pilgrim Park Middle School, wrote about the value of the First Amendment as a force in driving conversation and change

“Martin Luther King Jr. once said, ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,’” Raddemann wrote in opening her essay.

Brookfield's Kelsey Raddemann