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Waukesha County Circuit Courts


Welcome to the Waukesha County Circuit Courts web site. The Judges, Clerk of Circuit Court, and staff in the Waukesha County court system are committed to providing a fair and efficient system of justice that is worthy of the trust and confidence of the public.

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PUBLIC NOTICE 

Please be advised that the Waukesha County Courthouse is open and operational.  All courtrooms are open to the public to attend and observe, whether the parties are appearing in person or remotely, unless the hearing is confidential as provided for under the law. 

Waukesha County Courthouse hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.

If you wish to participate or attend a hearing remotely, you must contact the assigned court official in advance of the hearing and seek permission. If approved, you will be provided with the information on how to participate.  

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Information regarding Darrell E. Brooks, Jr.

Second Amended Order Governing Trial Administration

Case information can be found at http://wcca.wicourts.gov

Click here for a livestream of trial proceedings

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**Effective April 20, 2020 If you are contacted by the Court with a Zoom meeting ID for a court appearance, please follow the steps in the Instructions for How to Appear Remotely on how to Appear by Video using a Computer, Appear by Video Using a Smart Phone, or Appear by Telephone Only. Instrucciones para comparecer en una audiencia de forma remota.

Also available are some tips on How to Participate in Remote Court Hearings.

**Effective July 2018 - the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department will hold sheriff sales on the second and fourth Wednesday morning of every month, at 10:00 am in the Sheriff's Department lobby.  Additionally, with the passage of 2017 Wisconsin Act 104 in December 2017, there are some legislative changes which can be found here.


 

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The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors...

September is Juror Appreciation Month


The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors to the American justice system. Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Court System and the State Bar of Wisconsin, the judges, clerks and attorneys who work in the system year-round have created this opportunity to acknowledge the participation of individuals who are summoned to serve in Wisconsin each year - people who have set aside their work and personal lives to ensure that this cornerstone of American justice perseveres. Whether a juror serves in September or on another date, this is the legal system's chance to call attention to every prospective and sworn jurors contribution and to say "thank you!"

To show our appreciation, a banner will be displayed in the lobby of the courthouse and court staff will wear "We Appreciate Jurors" pins throughout the month. Jurors who appear for service will be offered an assortment of treats. Jurors will also be given a token of appreciation, including a beverage koozies, magnetic chip clip, and phone wallet.


Judicial Rotation will take effect August 1st, 2022...

2022 August Judicial Rotation


Judicial rotation will occur August 1, 2022. The changes are as follows:

Circuit Court Judge Current Division New Division Courtroom
Maria S. Lazar Juvenile Vacant - Criminal/Traffic SC-2088
Laura F. Lau Criminal/Traffic Juvenile JC-124
Lloyd V. Carter Civil Criminal/Traffic SC-2095
Brad Schimel Criminal/Traffic Civil C295

The entire rotation order can be found here.

Other Changes

When sending mail to those judges who are rotating in August, please note on the front of the envelope, the division for which the mail is intended.

Please take special note that the current phone numbers for the Deputy Clerks and Calendar Clerks for the above judiciary will remain the same, despite the fact that they are rotating to a new Circuit Court Division.


Judicial rotation will occur January 3, 2022. The changes are...

2022 Judicial Rotation & Caseload Assignments


Judicial rotation will occur January 3, 2022. The changes are as follows:

Circuit Court Judge Current Division New Division Courtroom
Michael J. Aprahamian Family Civil  C278
Michael O. Bohren Civil Criminal/Traffic SC-G020
Paul Bugenhagen Jr.  Criminal/Traffic Criminal/Traffic  SC-3129 
Jennifer R. Dorow Criminal/Traffic Criminal/Traffic SC-1016
Laura F. Lau  Criminal/Traffic  Criminal/Traffic  SC-2095 
Michael P. Maxwell  Family  Civil  C267
J. Arthur Melvin III  Criminal/Traffic  Criminal/Traffic  SC-3122 
Ralph M. Ramirez Civil  Family  C162
Brad D. Schimel Criminal/Traffic Criminal/Traffic SC-2088

The Secure Courts Addition rotation order can be found here.

The Reassigning Caseload and Courtroom Assignmnets order can be found here.

The Reassigning Caseload and Courtroom Assignments order number 2 can be found here.

Other Changes

All Treatment Court cases will be held in courtroom SC-G013 in the secure courthouse addition.

When sending mail to those judges who are rotating in January, please note on the front of the envelope, the division for which the mail is intended.

Please take special note that the current phone numbers for the Deputy Clerks and Calendar Clerks for the above judiciary will remain the same, despite the fact that they are rotating to a new Circuit Court Division.


As of June 21st, the Probate Division has relocated to the Juvenile Center...

Probate Division relocated to the Juvenile Center


As of June 21st, the Probate Division has relocated to the Juvenile Center, which is located at:

Probate Divison, Room JC-103
521 Riverview Ave
Waukesha, WI 53188


Effective May 24, 2021, the Order Vacating Operational and Jury COVID Plans...

Vacating Operational and Jury COVID Plans


Please view the Order Vacating Operational and Jury COVID Plans. Effective May 24, 2021. 


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