Volume 1 | Issue 8 | November 2022

Chief Justice Ziegler addresses recent threats against judges, lawyers

Chief Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler paid tribute to the late Judge John Roemer and addressed judicial safety and court security concerns in her 2022 State of the Judiciary. The speech was delivered Nov. 2 at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference in Elkhart Lake.

Director’s Address: Technology vital to court operations and innovation

Director of State Courts Hon. Randy R. Koschnick highlighted recent administrative accomplishments of the Wisconsin court system during his opening remarks at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference held Nov. 2-4 in Elkhart Lake. Technology managed by CCAP is vital to keeping the courts running smoothly and to finding innovative solutions to some of the challenges facing the court system, Koschnick told about 300 judges and court staff at the Osthoff Resort.

State Bar President: Videoconferencing promotes Justice for All

In a guest column, State Bar of Wisconsin President Margaret Hickey asks judges to consider allowing more opportunities for lawyers and other participants in court proceedings to make appearances via videoconferencing. She writes that the use of videoconferencing can improve efficiency of court operations, help address attorney shortages in parts of the state, and improve access to justice for people who may have difficulty attending some proceedings in person.


Triggiano, Mosley to head Marquette University Law School programs

The Marquette University Law School announced separately in November that Chief Judge Mary Triggiano, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, and Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge Derek Mosley will be leaving the courts to take on new roles at the law school in 2023. Triggiano is slated to become director of the Andrew Center for Restorative Justice, and Mosley will become director of the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education.

Judicial Retirements

This issue of Third Branch eNews features articles on the retirements of Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan B. Colás and Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Dale L. English.

Hassler, Pierson recognized with State Bar Legal Innovator Award

Two Wisconsin court system employees are being recognized with a 2022 Legal Innovator Award from the State Bar of Wisconsin for their work on a project that made the state’s official jury instructions freely available through the Wisconsin State Law Library’s website. Carol Hassler, a librarian and website developer at the Library, and Bryce Pierson, legal advisor to the Office of Judicial Education, together won one of four Legal Innovator Awards announced in the November issue of the Bar’s Wisconsin Lawyer magazine.