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