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John Voelker

Apr 13, 2016

Despite rule change, few family lawyers offer limited-scope representation

Although a recent rule change lets family-law attorneys provide legal services in a piecemeal fashion to clients who might otherwise go without representation, some say lawyers aren’t taking advantage of the new opportunity as much as they should be.

May 29, 2015

High court appoints interim director of state courts

The state Supreme Court has appointed Denis Moran as interim director of state courts.

Feb 9, 2015

Search continues for new director of State Courts

The state’s court system is still looking for someone to lead its administrative offices as Gov. Scott Walker is proposing cuts to key areas of the legal community.

Dec 30, 2014

Van Hollen: Clerks shouldn’t charge for personal copies (UPDATE)

Wisconsin court officials who allow people to make copies of records with cellphone cameras and scanners shouldn't charge them, according to a legal opinion Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen released Tuesday.

Nov 19, 2014

Chief justice goes on lobbying campaign

Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson is asking judges and attorneys to lobby for the money the courts are requesting for the 2015-17 biennial budget.

Oct 13, 2014

Courts asking for $21M increase for next budget

As expected, Wisconsin courts are asking for an increase in their 2015-17 biennial budget, the majority of which would go to reimburse counties for costs incurred for running the circuit courts.

Jul 24, 2014

Voelker steps down as director of State Courts

John Voelker, Wisconsin’s director of State Courts, has resigned to take a job as deputy secretary of the state’s Department of Employee Trust Fund.

Jun 12, 2014

Bar starts its cash call-outs

The State Bar is starting a bit early in its attempts to get more money for the courts system in the next year’s budget.

Mar 17, 2014

Rules petition seeks to clarify limited-scope representation (UPDATE)

State justices this week will consider a petition that seeks to make it easier for attorneys to partially represent indigent clients.

Mar 6, 2014

Senate committee approves bill to limit CCAP

A bill that would remove case information from the state courts’ online records system passed out of a state Senate committee Thursday morning.

Feb 28, 2014

State courts director makes early push for more money

John Voelker paused, intent on choosing his words carefully, before saying that the courts system is “not the sexiest branch” of Wisconsin’s government.

Feb 6, 2014

Debate continues over attempt to limit CCAP

Supporters of a bill that would remove case information from the state courts’ online records system said Thursday that the harm it would undo far outweighs the loss of the public’s ability to easily obtain court records.


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