Hearing Order: Petition 15-06 WATJ Usage of Residual Funds
The Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission (WATJ) petitions the supreme court to amend Wis. Stat. section 803.08 on class actions to require that a portion of unclaimed class action awards be used to support the provision of legal services to low-income and indigent persons.
Court Funding: Circuit Courts Increasingly Pinched
The judicial branch will soon begin the biennial process of requesting taxpayer dollars to help fund the court system. In this article, learn why counties are increasingly pinched on funding their circuit courts, with local and national perspectives on court funding.