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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)


Page 534


534                 WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
at least once each year in every county of the circuit. These terms
are prescribed in the statutes and vary in number and length ac-
cording to the usual business to come before the circuit court in
the county.
                  BOARD OF CIRCUIT JUDGES
Judge CARL H. DALEY, chairman; Judge EDWARD M. DUQUAINE, vice
  chairman; EINAR EEG, secretary.
  The Board of Circuit Judges was organized to insure the efficient
functioning of the circuit courts. This board consists of all of the
circuit judges who meet once a year to consider the prompt admin-
istration of the judicial business of these courts. The board elects
a chairman; its secretary is the reporter of the chairman. Each
circuit judge reports to the chairman the condition of the judicial
business in his circuit. When work falls behind in any circuit or
when the judge thereof is for any reason unable to hold court, the
chairman assigns another circuit judge to assist in the trial of
cases in such circuit. The board designates a member to represent
it on the Judicial Council.
                        COUNTY COURTS
   There is a county court in each county of the state; each is
presided over by a county judge*; in Milwaukee County there
are 2 judges. County judges are elected for terms of 6 years. The
salaries of the county judges are fixed by the county board and
paid by the county.
   The county courts have jurisdiction over all probate matters.
In 2 of the 71 counties the county judges administer the aid for
dependent children, the old age assistance law, aid to the blind
and aid to the totally disabled. The 2 counties are Langlade and
Trempealeau. In about 65 counties they are also the juvenile court
judges. Criminal or civil jurisdiction, or both, has been conferred
upon the county courts of 52 counties by special acts of the legis-
lature. This jurisdiction is different for each court; the acts con-
ferring it will be found in the 1950 Wisconsin Annotations and in
the session laws thereafter. Appeals from the county court go
directly to the Supreme Court.
                  BOARD OF COUNTY JUDGES
Judge CHARLES B. DILLETT, Shawano, president; Judge GEORGE KRONCKE,
    JR., Madison, vice president; Judge WILLIAlM£ A. CURRAN, Mauston,
    secretary-treasurer.
 *For a list of the county judges see County Officers in this book.


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