Waukesha County

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.

**Effective September 1, 2018 documents requiring the signature of a court official must include a blank 3" top margin on page 1 and a blank 1/2" top margin on all subsequent pages. Court software will place the court official's electronic signature in the heftier margin on the first page, along with the filed stamp and a header containing the case number, document number, filed date, and pagination. The header will be applied to the top 1/2" of all pages of documents filed with the courts, whether or not a court official signature is necessary.  More information can be found here.

**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.

**Effective July 1, 2016 - New Wisconsin Rules regarding: Protected Information and Mandatory eFiling. Important changes to some Family and Civil forms. For further information see http://www.wicourts.gov. 


**Effective November 15, 2016 - Waukesha County is a mandatory eFiling county. Please see the eFiling link below for more information.


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There have been several reports of a jury service scam in Waukesha County. Residents should be aware that the Waukesha County Jury Program WILL NEVER...

Jury Service Scam Alert


There have been several reports of a jury service scam in Waukesha County.
Residents should be aware that the Waukesha County Jury Program WILL NEVER call and demand that you provide your personal financial information, credit card information, or purchase of gift cards in order to avoid immediate arrest for failure to appear for jury service.
 
If you receive a suspicious phone call or email demanding payment of a fine for failing to appear for jury service, please contact the Waukesha County Clerk of Court's Office at 262-548-7504 and your local law enforcement agency.

2019 Judicial Rotation


Judicial rotation will occur January 2, 2019. The changes are as follows:

Circuit Court Judge Current Division New Division Courtroom
 Patrick C. Haughney  Family     
 Michael Aprahamian  Criminal/Traffic  Family   C263

The full rotation order can be found here.

Other Changes

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.


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 the almost 200,000 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 given a token of appreciation, and be allowed to choose from beverage koozies, magnetic chip clips, or a small flashlight. Each item features the image of Wisconsin's Lady Justice and the slogan: "Jurors Serve Justice; Justice Serves Us All."


This report analyzes the performance of our jury system in several key areas as required by Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules, and provides key stakeholde...

2017 Jury Report Available


The Waukesha County 2017 Annual Jury Program Report is now available.

This report analyzes the performance of our jury system in several key areas as required by Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules, and provides key stakeholders with an overview of the operations of this vital program.  In addition to program related information and statistics, this report includes a summary of juror exit surveys and a sampling of juror comments which are used for the purpose of improving this program.  The report closes with 2017 accomplishments and 2018 jury program initiatives.  


2018 Judicial Rotation


Judicial rotation will occur August 1, 2018. The changes are as follows:

Circuit Court Judge Current Division New Division Courtroom
 Michael O. Bohren  Family   Civil   C278
 Lee S. Dreyfus, Jr.  Criminal/Traffic  Family   C187
Laura F. Lau     Criminal/Traffic   C121

The full rotation order can be found here.

Other Changes

When sending mail to those judges who are rotating in July, 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.


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