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Toepel, M. G.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1962
(1962)

Judicial branch,   pp. [549]-564 PDF (4.4 MB)


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WISCONSIN COURTS
                 Board of Criminal Court Judges
Officers: JUDGE HOWARD J. DE ROCHER, chairman; JUDGE MILTON
    MEISTER, vice chairman.
  The Board of Criminal Court Judges consists of all the county
and circuit court judges in the state having criminal jurisdiction.
The board shall elect a chairman, secretary, and such other officers
as needed. It meets at least twice a year and provides a vehicle
for the exchange of ideas and experience of the judges. The board
designates a member to represent it on the Judicial Council.
                 Board of Juvenile Court Judges
Officers: JUDGE CONNOR T. HANSEN, president; JUDGE THOMAS E.
    McDOUGAL, vice president; JUDGE RALPH F. GUNN, secretary-
    treasurer.
  The Board of Juvenile Court Judges consists of all the judges
in the state having jurisdiction over juveniles. Under the court
reorganization, the county courts exercise exclusive jurisdiction
in these matters. The statutes prescribe that the board is to meet
at least twice a year and to elect a chairman, secretary, and such
other officers as needed. The board shall make any rules it deems
advisable which are not inconsistent with the statutes.
                       Court Commissioners
   The judges of the circuit and county courts are authorized to
appoint court commissioners in each county. In counties other than
Milwaukee, each judge shall, as nearly as possible, appoint an equal
number of commissioners within the county. In Milwaukee and
Dane counties, each circuit judge may appoint not more than 2 such
commissioners and each county judge may appoint one. All such
appointments are subject to the approval of a majority of the circuit
judges in the county and a majority of the county judges. A court
commissioner serves at the pleasure of the judge who appointed
him and the term of office expires with the judge's term or until
a successor is appointed. Appointments are in writing and filed
with the respective clerk of circuit court.
   Court commissioners have power to issue subpoenas, administer
oaths, take depositions and testimony when authorized by law and
fix bail. They may allow writs of habeas corpus, certiorari and
grant some injunctions. The commissioners shall perform all duties
required by the court or which are the proper exercise of powers
expressly granted to them.
                     Municipal Justice Courts
   Towns, villages, and cities may create, by ordinance, the office
 of municipal justice of peace. These replace the police justice courts
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