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Inside Courthouses

Sep 26, 2013

Politics unavoidable at Dane County Courthouse

Many of the biggest battles over hotly contested Republican-backed legislation in recent years have been fought a block away from the state Capitol at the Dane County Courthouse.

Aug 22, 2013

Reduced collections leave Sheboygan clerk’s office stretched thin

The Sheboygan County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Office is at a tipping point.

The Fond du Lac County circuit courtrooms are on the second floor of the City County Government Center. (Staff photos by Kevin Harnack)
Jun 20, 2013

Fond du Lac court caters to families

Whoever coined the adage “the wheels of justice grind slowly” hasn’t seen Fond du Lac County’s family court.

May 23, 2013

Eau Claire County builds jail to fit courthouse goals

Eau Claire County has a new jail, but Judge William Gabler is more excited about how he and court staff members are keeping people out of it.

Apr 25, 2013

Green County grows into new justice center

A second circuit court branch would have been impossible without a new Green County justice center.

Mar 21, 2013

Barron County sees potential in night court

Family court looks a lot brighter at night than during the day at the Barron County Justice Center.

Feb 22, 2013

Timing could be right for Monroe justice center

The last time elected officials proposed a new courthouse and jail in Monroe County, taxpayers rose up in what one local leader called “the recall massacre” of 2009.

Jan 25, 2013

Waukesha circuit court staff push for improved space

Waukesha County Circuit Judge Mike Bohren says he knows what an ideal courthouse looks like, and he does not work in one.

Dec 20, 2012

Milwaukee County monitors caseloads to stay efficient

Crunching numbers might not seem like a judicial responsibility, but in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, it’s a necessity.

Nov 21, 2012

Court officials push for greater security in Racine County

One man often is all who stands between those who work in the Racine County Courthouse and the attendant risk that entails.

Sep 21, 2012

Ozaukee County grapples with increase in pro se litigation

There’s a shift going on at the Ozaukee County Justice Center.

Aug 24, 2012

Dodge County courthouse putting paper in the past

The mountains of paper clogging the Dodge County Justice Facility are disappearing. In their place are neatly stored computer files and the feeling that the people working in the courthouse are leading the way in embracing new technologies.

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