Wisconsin Supreme Court Notices
Quick Reference for Official Notices
Visit the Official Notices page for a quick reference for locating recent official notices of Wisconsin Supreme Court orders adopting, amending, or repealing rules, statutes, or policies related to Supreme Court rules and State Bar of Wisconsin rules and bylaws. SCR 10.12 allows the State Bar to provide these notices to members through print or electronic media, including the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, WisBar InsideTrack, or WisBar.org.
For a comprehensive collection of all official notices, including pending rule petitions, court orders, and other material such as audio of public hearings, visit the Wisconsin Court System’s website or use the quick links on this page. Refer to the Publication Plan for more information on how the State Bar delivers notices to its members.
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Hearing Order 14-04: Protection of Information in Circuit Court Records
The Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) Steering Committee is petitioning the Wisconsin Supreme Court to create Wis. Stat.§ 801.19. The CCAP Steering Committee contends that the proposed rule will provide protection of certain personal information found in circuit court records, as well as establish procedures for submission of confidential information, sealing, and redaction of documents.
Hearing Order Issued: Dec. 2, 2014
Disposition: Public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in Supreme Court Room, State Capitol
Order 12-07: Supreme Court Finance Committee
Justice Patience Drake Roggensack petitioned the court to amend Supreme Court Rules (SCRs) 70.03 and 70.12(1)(c)3 and create SCRs 70.12(5), 70.12(6), and 70.16 to codify the establishment of a supreme court finance committee.
Order Issued: Feb. 16, 2015
Disposition: Amendments effective
Feb. 16, 2015
For more information: To locate orders, petitions, or other material relating to final orders, or other matters awaiting court action, including those scheduled for public hearings or open administrative conferences, visit the Wisconsin Court System’s website at www.wicourts.gov/scrules/supreme.htm.
Judicial Council Seeks Comments on Amendments to Evidence Rules by May 14
The proposal repeals the dead man’s statute and a statute on privileged communications, changes rules on recorded statements, character evidence, and impeachment of witnesses with prior convictions, and creates a new bias rule.
The Judicial Council studies and makes recommendations relating to court pleading, practice and procedure, as well as court organization, jurisdiction, and methods of administration and operation. Since 2009, it has studied ways to improve Wisconsin evidence rules, resulting in the proposed amendments. The council will consider all comments before filing for rule changes with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the legislature.
A summary of the proposed amendments, and links to the “Proposed Amendments and Judicial Council Committee Notes” that detail specific proposed changes, is published in the Feb. 18, 2015, issue of WisBar InsideTrack.
Send all comments or suggestions related to this proposal to April Southwick, email@example.com, by May 14, 2015.
State Bar of Wisconsin Notices
Proposed Rule and Bylaw Changes
Notice of Bylaw Amendment: Creates Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee as a Standing Committee
The Board of Governors unanimously approved changes to Article IV of the bylaws, which would establish the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee as a standing committee.
Notice Published: Feb. 18, 2015, in WisBar InsideTrack, including the amended bylaw.
Disposition: A petition for review of any change in the bylaws will be entertained by the court if signed by 25 or more active State Bar members and filed with the clerk of court within 60 days after publication of notice of change. Hearings upon such a petition will be pursuant to notice in such manner as the court directs. The period to petition for review ends April 18, 2015.