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Tag Archives: April Southwick

Proposal seeks to simplify discovery from out-of-state cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court plans to hear a proposal Monday that proponents say would make it easier for parties to a civil case in another state to compel evidence or testimony from Wisconsin residents. The proposal, shepherded by the Wisconsin Judicial Council, would rewrite Wisconsin’s law governing depositions and discovery for cases that are being filed and litigated in other state ...

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Criminal code updates inch forward

Revisions to Wisconsin’s criminal code, a project 20 years in the making, are getting closer to the state Legislature. A 300-page proposal is before the Wisconsin Judicial Council, which is expected to review the proposal prior to a September meeting, said staff attorney April Southwick. “It’s a monster,” she said. “But I know it’s a priority with the council for ...

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Budget reinstates half of Judicial Council’s annual costs

The Wisconsin Judicial Council will remain in business, with a paid staff attorney, after the state budget signed Sunday by Gov. Scott Walker included money to maintain the agency. But the 2011-13 budget only pays for half the annual operating costs of the council, providing $69,700 of the $127,700 the council was given in the state’s 2009-11 budget. Staff Attorney ...

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