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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book
(1956)

The state government: judicial branch,   pp. [527]-540 PDF (3.4 MB)


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     WISCONSIN COURTS
CIRCUIT COURTS-Continued
    Circuits
16th Circuit.
17th Circuit.
18th Circuit.
19th Circuit ........
20th Circuit ........
21st Circuit ........
22nd Circuit.
  Counties in
    Circuit
Lincoln ..............
Marathon
Oneida
Vilas
Clark ................
Jackson
Juneau
Sauk
Adams  ..............
Columbia
Fond du Lac
Green Lake
Marquette
Chippewa ........
Eau Claire
Rusk
Sawyer
Florence ............
Forest
Marinette
Oconto
Racine ..............
Waukesha ......
Judge
Gerald J. Boileau ........
Bruce F. Beilfuss ........
Russel E. Hanson ........
Clarence E. Rinehard
Arold F. Murphy ........
Elmer D. Goodland ....
Allen D. Young ............
Address
of Judge
Wausau  ..............
Neillsville ............
Fond du Lac ......
Chippewa Falls
Marinette ............
Racine ..................
Waukesha  ..........
Terms of Court: Held at the county seat at the time designated by
     section 252.06 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
   Circuit courts have original jurisdiction in all matters and
appellate jurisdiction from justices of the peace and from some
municipal and inferior courts. They are the principal trial courts of
the state and any appeal from their decisions goes directly to the
Supreme Court. Wisconsin is divided into 22 judicial circuits.
Two circuits have more than one judge so that there is a total of
32 circuit judges in the state. Except when appointed by the Gov-
ernor to fill vacancies they are elected for 6-year terms in the
April preceding the January in which their terms commence. A
primary election is held 4 weeks prior to the April election if there
are 3 or more candidates for circuit court judge. Circuit judges re-
ceive $12,000 per year from the state. This applies to terms com-
mencing on or before June 1, 1955. In the 2nd Circuit, which is
Milwaukee County, the county must pay its circuit judges $1,000
additional and may pay them up to $3,000 additional, for a total of
$4,000. In other circuits the circuit judges may be paid an aggre-
gate of $2,000 by the counties of the circuit. The salaries of circuit
court reporters and the traveling expenses of the judges and re-
porters are paid by the state. Terms of the circuit court are held
Terms
Expire
1958
1958
1960
1958
1960
1958
1958


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