Family Legal Clinic- Volunteers Needed!

Interested in pro bono service opportunities?   Please consider helping out at the Family Legal Clinic at the Waukesha County Courthouse. The clinic is sponsored by the Waukesha County Clerk of Court’s Office with financial assistance from the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Volunteer Lawyer’s Program.  The program provides self-represented litigants with Waukesha County Family Court cases Read More

Judicare Free Fall CLE

Judicare Legal Aid is hosting their free Fall 2022 CLE on Wednesday, November 2nd and Thursday, November 3rd, covering topics including ethics, repossession & liens, immigration & family law, basics of appeals, Practice 411, and logistics of the Office of Lawyer Regulation.   This FREE CLE will be offered via Zoom Webinar. Register here.   Read More

Upcoming Judicial Rotation: 08/01/2022

Please see below links for three Orders recently signed by Chief Judge Jennifer R. Dorow in anticipation of the upcoming judicial rotation occurring August 1, 2022.  As the date approaches, the Clerk of Courts will provide an updated phone list for courthouse staff. 22-SO-04 (67) 22-SO-05 (67) OTC 22-SO-06 (67) DTC    

2022 Court Appointments

Interested in taking court appointments in the new year? If so, here are links to two forms: 2022 Appointed Attorney Agreement and the 2022 Appointed Attorney Profile Information.  To be considered for the court appointed attorney’s list, please complete the two forms and return electronically to Kevin Smith, Programs & Projects Analyst, at [email protected] along Read More

Condolences to Victims of Waukesha Parade Tragedy

Our hearts are with the greater Waukesha community today as we grieve together over the senseless injuries and loss of life caused during our treasured annual holiday parade.  Please keep the families of the victims of this tragedy in your thoughts this holiday season.   Phone numbers for the Waukesha County Health & Human Services Read More

Volunteers Needed in E.D. of Wisconsin Cases

Please consider volunteering to represent the plaintiff in one of the below cases.  The court understands that the issues may not be familiar to you, which is why the court offers helpful resources, including connecting volunteer lawyers with “mentors” who have significant prior experience.  Mediations in particular, which are typically conducted via Zoom and last Read More

Amended Meet & Confer Order (Civil Division)

Please take note of the Amended Meet and Confer Order in branches I and IV of the Civil Division, dated June 30, 2021.

Resuming pre-COVID drug testing levels

As of June 21st, WCS will resume preliminary breath testing (PBT) on all participants ordered to absolute sobriety, which includes testing at each scheduled supervision appointment as well as randomly through the use of the drug testing line.  As of July 10th, random weekend alcohol and drug testing of participants will resume as well.

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.

Update Re: Vacating Operational and Jury COVID Plans

Please click here to view an Order from the Waukesha County Circuit Court regarding the rescission of previously ordered COVID in-person and jury resumption plans for Waukesha County.

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: Materials: 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.

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 [] 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: [].   Here is the link on the Waukesha County Clerk of Court website for Instructions on How to Appear Remotely for your clients: []. 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.

Notice and Order for All Cases Assigned to Judge Brad D. Schimel

Please review the following Order signed August 27, 2020 regarding the resumption of in-person hearings for all cases assigned to Judge Brad D. Schimel, Branch #6: Branch 6 Notice

Waukesha County Operating Plan – Jury Trials (7/2)

Please review the following Order signed July 2, 2020 detailing Waukesha County’s COVID-19 operating plan regarding the resumption of jury trials:  COVID19 Order re: Jury Trials

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

E.D. of WI Bankruptcy Judge Opening – deadline 7/17/2020

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin headquartered in Milwaukee.   A detailed copy of the Notice is linked below: BK Judge Position Description  

Attorney Positions Available – Legal Action of WI

Please see the links below for detailed descriptions regarding recent positions available with Legal Action of Wisconsin: Staff Attorney 6/12/20 Staff Attorney 6/16/20 Managing Attorney 6/12/20

NEW COVID-19 Order: Revised Courthouse Hours, Operations & Relocation of Juvenile/Probate

Please see THIS NEW ORDER from our Chief Judge regarding temporary changes to Courthouse hours, operations and the relocation of juvenile and probate court proceedings due to COVID-19.

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

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)

WCBA & Social Media

Social Media Policy

WCBA Member-to-Member Contacts

If a member would like to notify the general membership of an upcoming event that would be of interest to the membership, the member must contact a Board Director who will bring the issue to the Board for approval at the next scheduled Board meeting. If the Board determines that the event is of interest Read More

Get Involved! Volunteer Services and Pro Bono Opportunities in our Community:

Are you a legal professional looking for ways to give back to our community?  Find out more about some ways to give back in and around Waukesha County.  Please note, the WCBA does not specifically recommend or endorse any particular organization by including the following links on our website: Waukesha County HHS: United Way: Read More

Ethical Questions? SCR Chapter 20 (part A): SCR Chapter 20 (part B):


In need of a legal referral?  Let the WCBA help.  Call the WCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service at (262) 544-4016 today!  See here for more information. Below are a few other organizations that may help you find a WCBA member or non-member attorney to assist you.  Please note, these links are for searching and Read More


• E-filing is mandatory in Waukesha County for civil, small claims, family, paternity, criminal traffic/ordinance violations, formal and informal probate, guardianship and commitment, and judgment/lien cases. E-filing is voluntary in Waukesha County for adoption, juvenile adoption, juvenile civil commitments, commitments of inmates, complex forfeiture, John Doe, juvenile CHIPS, juvenile civil and ordinance violations, juvenile delinquency, Read More