Message from Chief Judge Dorow:
“Waukesha County has been engaged in a series of temporary reforms to address the backlog of pending matters in the criminal division. This includes the movement of a judge from the family division to the criminal division. These reforms include the hiring of two, part-time court commissioners to primarily handle family matters. These positions are limited to a two-year period beginning January 1, 2022. I am pleased to announce the hiring of retired Court Commissioner Marty Binn and Attorney Linda Sinitz to fill the court commissioner positions. Our county has frequently called upon Commissioner Binn to assist us in the past when there were vacancies in our Court Commissioner positions. Commissioner Binn is known by all of us as an efficient magistrate and is well qualified to fill this position. Attorney Sinitz has had a lengthy career in family law, with a bulk of her practice being in Waukesha County. She has a pleasant demeanor, command of the law and is known for her professionalism and preparedness. Commissioner Binn will start training and even filling in for our current commissioners as soon as next week. Commissioner Sinitz will start 12/6. Starting in January both will primarily be handling the additional family calendars created for this project. Please join me in welcoming back Commissioner Binn and welcoming Commissioner Sinitz.”
Please see below three new Orders that will be effective January 3, 2022:
- 21-SO-22 (67) Rotation of Judges Maxwell & Ramirez
- 21-SO-21 (67) Rescinding 21-SO-14(67)
- 21-SO-14 (67) Reassigning the Guardianship Caseload (which is being rescinded). These cases will remain with Judge Maxwell.