The Committee of Chief Judges will propose a state Supreme Court rule this fall to start implementing mandatory electronic filing in all 72 circuit courts by 2016.Read More »
The Milwaukee Bar Association on Friday held a memorial service at the Milwaukee County Courthouse to remember the more than 50 members of the local legal community who died during the last year.Read More »
A proposed revival of a law that lets judges force people to contribute to crime-prevention groups as part of sentencing is raising concerns the bill is a gateway to ethical pitfalls.Read More »
As cost concerns loom over a proposal to expand civil appointments in state, members of the judiciary this week also began to question how such appointments would be divvied up without a plan for how to assign cases.Read More »
Two Wisconsin counties landed federal money Wednesday to advance initiatives to improve the criminal justice system. Milwaukee and Eau Claire counties won 18-month federal grants to begin offender risk-assessment screening programs in the criminal courts that would determine if alternatives ...
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A new program designed to streamline pre-trial bail recommendations for criminal defendants is set to roll out later this summer in Milwaukee County. Universal screening is based on 11 questions posed to alleged offenders to help assess risk and determine ...Read More »
By Jack Zemlicka A broken-down elevator in Milwaukee County Jail is slowing down attorneys, delaying court cases and irritating inmates. The ground-floor elevator, solely used for professional visits to inmates, broke down about five months ago. Gary Waszak, interim director ...Read More »