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Judicial Council has new email, address

The Judicial Council has a new email address and mailing address.

The 21-member independent body of judges, lawyers, lawmakers and other participants in the state’s court system studies and recommends changes to the system’s procedures to both the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Legislature.

At the council’s meeting on Friday, secretary Bill Gleisner reported that the council has a new email address and mailing address. The council can be reached at wi.judicialcouncil@gmail.com, and its new address is P.O. Box 1001, Brookfield, WI 53008-1001.

That information has also been added to the council’s website. The State Law Library will be working with the council to revise the website so it displays up-to-date information about the council’s members, meeting dates past June 2018 and information about its committees.

Gov. Scott Walker twice proposed eliminating the council. Although Walker kept lawmakers’ recommendation that the Judicial Council remain in state statutes, he struck language in the 2017-2019 budget that would have let the state Supreme Court set up and pay for a similar body after the court had notified the state Department of Administration that it would not be paying for the council’s future operations.

The court decided not to pay for those operations after the council had approved giving its staff attorney her first raise in years.

The council’s search for storage space and a new website came to an end about a month ago when the State Law Library agreed to house its files and be the host of its website. The council, however, is still searching for an alternative source of money.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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