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Where are the Wisconsin Circuit Courts located?

There are ten state court districts in Wisconsin and 71 courthouses for Wisconsin’s 72 counties.The address for each courthouse can be found in the table below.

Where can I find the local rules for the courts in Wisconsin?

Up-to-date local rules for the Wisconsin State Circuit Courts can be found here.

Local rules for the Supreme Court of Wisconsin can be found here.

Local rules for the federal district courts is Wisconsin can be found at: (Eastern District); and (Western District).

Do the Wisconsin courts use electronic filing?

As of October 16, 2017, all Wisconsin counties will require attorneys to use electronic filing for civil, small claims, family, paternity, criminal, traffic and ordinance cases; however, self-represented litigants may still utilize paper filing.

Where can I find case dockets for courts in Wisconsin?

Access to the Wisconsin state circuit court dockets and other circuit court public records can be found here.

The PACER Case Locator can be used to search the federal court dockets, and can be found here.

Who are the current trial court judges in Wisconsin?

All current state court judges can be found, listed by county, here.

Where can I access the Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure?

The Wisconsin Civil Procedure rules are enumerated in Chapters 799 to 847 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The statutes can be found here.

How can I be admitted pro hac vice in Wisconsin?

Click here for the application for pro hac vice admission, to create an eCourts account, and to find answers to other questions about pro hac vice admission.

Where can I access the Wisconsin Arbitration Rules?

Chapter 788 of the Wisconsin Statutes contains the specific rules of arbitration in Wisconsin, which can be found here.

How often do civil cases go to trial in Wisconsin?

Up-to-date Wisconsin case statistics can be found in “Publications, Reports, and Addresses” on the Wisconsin Courts website.

What are the rules specific to small claims actions?

The Wisconsin Courts website provides a guide to actions brought in Small Claims court. The following guide provides rules and other helpful information.

What is the statute of limitations on a claim?

Chapter 893 of the Wisconsin Statutes provides the statute of limitations for each type of civil claim. For example, the statute of limitations for a contract claim is 6 years, while the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is 3 years. Click here to access the statutes.

What is the filing fee for a civil action in Wisconsin?

Currently, the filing fee for a typical civil action is $265.50. A small claims action has a filing fee of $94.50. For a list of up-to-date filing fees for all civil actions, click here.

How do I enforce a foreign judgment or award in Wisconsin?

The Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act outlines the process for enforcing a foreign judgment or award in Wisconsin. The Act is enumerated as Wis. Stat. § 806.24.

How do I find the Registered Agent for a business or insurance company in Wisconsin?

A corporate records search for registered agent information and other business information can be done on the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions website.

A search for a registered agent for an insurance company can be done on the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance website.

Where can I find information about the various bar associations in Wisconsin?

The State Bar of Wisconsin website provides a list of all local bar associations in Wisconsin.

Are there law libraries open to the public in Wisconsin?

Yes, by state law, there is a state law library, maintained by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and accessible to the public.  There are three locations of the Wisconsin State Law Library:

Wisconsin State Law Library
120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Madison, WI  53703

Milwaukee County Legal Resource Center
901 N. 9th Street, Room G9
Milwaukee, WI  53233

Dane County Legal Resource Center
215 S. Hamilton Street, Room L1007
Madison, WI  53703

More information, including online search forms, popular legal topics, and interactive library maps, can be found at the Wisconsin State Law Library website.

Where can I find Wisconsin census information?

Official census and demographic information for Wisconsin can be found on the website for the United States Census Bureau.

Falk Legal Attorneys
JOEL S. TILLESON
CHRISTOPHER L. REXROAT
MATTHEW R. FALK
KIRSTEN COOPER

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