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Aug 27, 2013

Former judge proposes 12-person jury bill

A Milwaukee assemblyman has introduced legislation requiring all criminal juries to have 12 members because of the six-member jury that heard George Zimmerman’s case in Florida.

Jul 16, 2013

Delays continue in wake of Milwaukee courthouse fire (UPDATE)

Proceedings in the Milwaukee County Courthouse are inching toward normalcy Tuesday as court personnel continue to grapple with delays that resulted from a July 6 electrical fire.

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.

Mar 28, 2012

Milwaukee County may offer process service to encourage e-file use

To encourage use of its soon-to-launch electronic case filing system, Milwaukee County is considering getting into the process serving business.

Jan 27, 2012

Courtroom renovation brings back flood of memories

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Bill Pocan’s temporary loss of his courtroom could result in a permanent gain for the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

Nov 21, 2011

Ethics concerns swirl around crime-prevention contributions

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.

Oct 24, 2011

Scales provide levity at courthouse

Most women might not look at weighing themselves as a fun treat.

Oct 20, 2011

Court seeking jury efficiency

The most recent request for more money to pay jurors has prompted a search for ways to streamline jury management in Milwaukee County’s Children’s Court.

Oct 13, 2011

County budget targets dues, CLE reimbursements

A relatively small cut to Milwaukee’s court budget could significantly affect how some county attorneys spend money on job training.

Sep 28, 2011

Circuit Court day set for Oct. 10

The Greater Milwaukee Association of Legal Professionals, along with John Barrett, Milwaukee County’s clerk of court, and the staff of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court will host A Day in Circuit Court on Oct. 10. The seminar will be held at the Milwaukee County Courthouse in the jury orientation room, 901 N. Ninth St. Barrett […]

Sep 27, 2011

Milwaukee County moving toward digital document storage (UPDATE)

The Milwaukee County court system could save upward of $250,000 annually with an electronic case filing system, but the move could mean less work for court staff members.

Sep 23, 2011

Milwaukee court warns about potential collections scam

Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court John Barrett is cautioning people about a possible fine collection scam.


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