Calumet, Dunn, Jackson and Marathon counties have been selected as new Wisconsin circuit-court branches. Their establishment is the result of a law enacted last week, allowing the director of state courts to set up 12 new circuit court branches over three years.
In a press release issued on Monday, Director of State Courts Randy Koschnick said Calumet, Dunn, Jackson and Marathon counties have the caseload, judicial need and necessary buildings to support a circuit court branch.
Elections for the open judge positions will be held in the 2021 spring election, and operations will start on Aug. 1, 2021.
The law requires the director of state courts to name the next four counties after Nov. 14, 2020, again assessing counties judicial workload and ability to accommodate an additional circuit court branch before deciding.