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Legal Action of Wisconsin Job Posting


Please click here to see a job posting for the position of Director and Qualified Tax Expert with Legal Action of Wisconsin.

Message from Outgoing President


To all WCBA members:   This will be my last “official” action as President of the Waukesha County Bar Association.  Jessica Klein will take over as President going forward, and I will move to Past-President.  AnnMarie Sylla has agreed to act as President-elect, and Corey Montiho steps into the role of Secretary.  Please congratulate Jessica, Read More

Catch up with the WCBAs’ Ethics and Litigation CLEs on-demand


Did you know our CLEs from this past year are available on demand? Here’s the information to access them:   2020 Ethics Seminar (3 EPR credits) To view: Waukesha County Bar Virtual Ethics Seminar 2020 – YouTube Sign-in: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oGBn-b9Y9gUNe5Y6B19upoG1n3il5ni_Rd-yziTubXY/edit?usp=sharing Materials: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/acm3fv2n1r0m9bp/AAD-y7ecSKzXQW3Kk4XJYIpea?dl=0 Lineup:   – Cathrine Davies, Reinhart, Boerner Van Deuren, “Minimizing Your Practice Risk – Read More

Information for WCBA’s Litigation Seminar


We’re very excited to have you join us for Waukesha County Bar Association’s 2021 Litigation Seminar on Tuesday, May 4! The information to view the seminar on Tuesday is as follows:   View the Presentation   Due to the number of attendees, we will be broadcasting the seminar on Youtube.  You will not be on Read More

Walworth County Judicial Court Commissioner Position Posting


Please click here to view a job posting for Walworth County Judicial Court Commissioner.

Memo Re: Court Commissioner Announcement


To: Waukesha County Justice Partners From: Chief Judge Jennifer Dorow Re: Court Commissioner Announcement Date: April 22, 2021   It is with great pleasure that I announce the hiring of Attorney Chris Bailey as Waukesha County’s newest court commissioner. Many of you know Attorney Bailey from his work here in Waukesha County. Attorney Bailey is Read More

Legal Action of Wisconsin Job Postings


Please click the below links to view job postings with Legal Action of Wisconsin. Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Director & Qualified Tax Expert Consumer Law Staff Attorney

Job Posting: Court Commissioner


Please click here to see a job posting for Court Commissioner for the Waukesha County Circuit Court.

Link to Waukesha County Zoom Meeting ID’s for Court Officials


The Waukesha County Zoom Meeting ID’s for the Court Officials can be located on the Google spreadsheet found here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wbOedX7Py-4_FNwDvAk3BlFl_qKKpxEXZlTBOzVWhCQ/edit?usp=sharing [docs.google.com]  This is a live spreadsheet and is updated daily for future weeks as Zoom information becomes available, so do not hesitate to check often. SAVE this email or bookmark the webpage so that you Read More

Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III Open Forum Event


Please see the below information to register for a Candidate Forum jointly hosted by Wisconsin Association for Justice and Wisconsin Defense Counsel. Event RSVP link:   Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III Forum [wisjustice.org] You may also email the RSVP to Bryan Roessler, Executive Director of Wisconsin Association for Justice, at [email protected], or by calling Bryan Read More

Legal Action of Wisconsin Current Job Openings


Legal Action of Wisconsin has current job openings! Click on the links below to view the job positing for each open position. Law Clerk – Green Bay and Milwaukee Offices Law Clerk – Madison Office Law Clerk – Racine Office Law Clerk – Student Legal Aid Legal Action of Wisconsin Legal Secretary – Bilingual Outreach Read More

Waukesha County Clerk of Circuit Court Announcement


The Waukesha County Bar Association is pleased to share the announcement of Monica Paz as the Clerk of Circuit Court for Waukesha County. Please click here for the official announcement.

Survey Results – Opportunities and Challenges in Litigation During the Pandemic


Please click here to download an Excel file showing the survey results, as of January 8, 2021, for the Opportunities and Challenges in Litigation During the Pandemic Survey conducted by the Milwaukee, Waukesha and Eastern District Bar Associations, and the Thomas Fairchild Inn of Court.

Certification for the Pro Bono Honor Society


If you or another attorney you know provided 50 hours or more of qualifying pro bono legal services in 2020, make sure to certify for the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society. What pro bono services qualify? “Qualifying pro bono legal services” means the direct provision of legal services without fee or expectation of fee, or Read More

Guardian Ad Litem Training


Please click here to view an informational flyer regarding Wisconsin Court System’s 2021 sessions for guardian ad litem training.

Court Appointed Legal Services


The Waukesha County Judiciary is in the process of establishing its 2021 List of Attorneys interested in accepting Court Appointments to serve as Guardians ad Litem or Advocate Counsel in criminal, family, civil, juvenile and probate cases filed in Waukesha County.   Any attorney who was on the 2020 Appointment List has already been contacted directly.  Read More

Brief Survey of Pandemic Era Legal Practices We Should Reject or Keep After the Pandemic


Please click the below link to complete a short survey (five to ten minutes) aimed at identifying what the bench and bar think of a variety of workarounds that have been put in place to address the challenges of the pandemic, and which, if any, should be abandoned, tweaked or maintained once it has been Read More

Schedule, Materials, & Access Information for WCBA Annual Ethics Seminar


Thanks for signing up to attend the Waukesha County Bar Association’s Annual Ethics Seminar on November 10, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.   The seminar will be held virtually this year, and we have a great lineup for you.    The schedule is as follows, with links to each presenter’s presentation materials in the blue text following:   Read More

Job Postings for Legal Action of Wisconsin


Click on the below links to see job postings for positions currently open with Legal Action of Wisconsin. Barriers to Employment Staff Attorney – Madison Office Paralegal (LTE) – All Locations Staff Attorney (LTE) – All Locations

Order Rescinding Temporary Measures on Warrants Issued for Certain Offenses


Please click here to see an order from Chief Judge Dorow in the matter of: rescinding temporary measures on warrants issued for certain offenses.

Juror Safety and Remote Appearance Resources


Please see the below resources for juror safety and remote appearances in Waukesha County Circuit Court:   Click the following link to watch a Juror Safety YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihrhOcC2XIA&feature=youtu.be [youtube.com].   Here is the link on the Waukesha County Clerk of Court website for Instructions on How to Appear Remotely for your clients: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/circuitcourts/ [waukeshacounty.gov]. Read More

Outline for September 17, 2020 CLE – Managing Malpractice Risks


Please click here to see the outline for the CLE presentation hosted by the Waukesha County Bar Association on September 17, 2020: Managing Malpractice Risks – Common Pitfalls in Law Practice During the COVID Era and Beyond.

Message from the Clerk of Court Regarding Scheduling


The below message regarding scheduling matters with the Waukesha County Circuit Court is from Monica Paz, Interim Clerk of Circuit Court: As Courts have started to stack their calendars, staff in a number of divisions have attempted to get matters scheduled with a majority accomplished via email.  Unfortunately, a number of attorneys/parties are not responding Read More

Job Posting for Legal Action of Wisconsin Staff Attorney – Crime Victims’ Rights Project


Legal Action of Wisconsin is hiring! Please click here to review the job posting for the position of Staff Attorney – Crime Victims’ Rights Project. The application deadline is Friday, September 11, 2020.

Civil Division Exhibit Process for Remote Hearings


The Waukesha County Civil Division judiciary has approved a process to ensure exhibits are appropriately shared among all parties in Small Claims, Eviction and Injunction matters throughout the duration of hearings that are held remotely. Please find the Injunction exhibit process here, and the Small Claims and Eviction exhibit process here.

Stay of Notice and Order for All Cases Assigned to Judge Brad D. Schimel Branch #6


Please be advised that the Notice and Order for All Cases Assigned to Judge Brad D. Schimel Branch #6 dated August 27, 2020 has been STAYED UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT.

Welcome Judge Melvin!


Please join us in warmly welcoming the Hon. J. Arthur Melvin III to the Waukesha County Circuit Court Bench.  Judge Melvin is starting his rotation in the criminal/traffic division, and is assigned to Branch 5.  Welcome Judge Melvin!

WCBA Virtual Roundtables 2020-2021


We are very excited to announce that the Waukesha Bench has agreed to participate in a series of virtual roundtables this year.  Below is the schedule of dates and participants.  These events will be open to members only, where you can get firsthand information on the current state of affairs at the Waukesha County Courthouse Read More

Electronic filing begins in the Court of Appeals


On Monday, August 3, a voluntary eFiling pilot program will begin in Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III, which serves the northern half of Wisconsin. Attorneys who want to try out appellate eFiling can use their existing eCourts accounts to file new cases or opt in to pending cases to file new documents.   Appellate Read More

UPDATE re: WCBA Events 2020-2021


Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our regular events for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 years have been canceled or postponed.  Please check back regularly for updates!     Our Fall Ethics Seminar will be held on November 10, 2020, likely via Zoom video conference.  Tickets will be available later this summer/early fall.   Our Read More

UPDATE: Investiture of Judge Melvin (August 7th)


Please view the following updated link for more details regarding incoming Judge Melvin’s judicial investiture ceremony scheduled for August 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Please note the NEW location for this event, with a reception to follow at the Clarke Hotel.  Details and a map are linked HERE.

Updated Waukesha County Court Operations (6/19/20)


Please see the following Order which addresses the updated operating plan for Waukesha County Circuit Court proceedings, issued by Judge Dorow on June 19th: Updated COVID19 Order

Increased Court Hours & Functions (5/11/2020)


Please click HERE for a press release with details regarding increased Waukesha County courthouse hours and functions effective May 11, 2020.

COVID-19 Emergency Order & Explanatory Memo (Waukesha County)


Please review this ORDER issued by Chief Judge Dorow regarding the emergency temporary measures now in effect in Waukesha County due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   For more details on any specific case, please call the Branch office to which your case is assigned.   UPDATE:  Please click HERE to read an explanatory memorandum from our Read More

Mediation & Dispute Resolution Workshop – March 19th & 20th


The Mediation and Restorative Justice Center is hosting a 2-day training workshop on mediation and conflict resolution techniques on March 19th and 20th, 2020 at the WCS Administration Building in Milwaukee.  Please see THIS BROCHURE for more details.   The MRJC has applied for 13 CLE credits for this 2-day workshop.

NIVD Child Support Changes


Please see below a memo from Corporation Counsel regarding upcoming changes to child support fees in NIVD cases:   NIVD Child Support Memo

Thursday Socials are Back!


The WCBA is bringing back Thursday Socials, starting Thursday, October 3rd at Raised Grain Brewing Company here in Waukesha.  Join your fellow bar members and judiciary for casual conversation, appetizers and great local beer from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.  No cost to attend, and there will be a drawing for prizes!  More details HERE. Please Read More

Mediation & Restorative Justice Center Workshop – September 26th & 27th


Please see pamphlet linked below for more information regarding the Mediation and Restorative Justice Center’s upcoming two-day mediation and dispute resolution workshop on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27, 2019:   MRJC Training September 2019  

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Legal Action of Wisconsin – Job Postings (Staff Attorney)


Please see below for recent announcements from Legal Action of Wisconsin regarding available Staff Attorney positions: Legal Action DOES Project Staff Attorney ( 1/6/20)