Judicial Application

All recent application periods are now closed.                        


To apply, you must submit the following materials to the Office of the Governor before the application deadline:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two Writing Samples
  • Judicial Application (click here to download Word version, or see below for online version)
  • Application Signature Page (click here to download Word version)

You may submit these materials in one of two ways: 1) by email, or 2) online at this website.


How to Apply By Email

To apply by email, send all of your materials to GovJudicialAppointments@Wisconsin.gov. You should receive an immediate auto-reply acknowledging receipt of your email. Later, you will be contacted by one of our staff to confirm receipt of your materials and to explain the next steps in the application process.


How to Apply Online

Instead of submitting materials by email, you may fill out the application online, by clicking the button below. The last page of the online application will allow you to upload your cover letter, resume, writing samples, and signed, scanned signature page (click here to download). If you have difficulty uploading, you may email the attachments to GovJudicialAppointments@Wisconsin.gov or fax them to (608) 267-8393, Attn: Jennifer Roades.

If choosing to apply online, we recommend you download the Microsoft Word version of the application (click here) and prepare your answers and attachments before beginning. The online application must be completed in one sitting, and it cannot be saved and resumed at a later date.

Complete Online Application


Recommendation Letters

Recommendation letters may be sent by email to GovJudicialAppointments@Wisconsin.gov, or by regular mail to the Office of Governor Scott Walker, 115 East State Capitol, Madison, WI 53702. Recommendation letters should be received before the application deadline, if possible.

You may also wish to review the provisions of SCR Chapter 60 that apply to a sitting judge or a candidate for a judicial office, including SCR 60.06(5), which states that "A judge or candidate for judicial office shall not knowingly personally solicit or accept endorsements from parties who have a case pending before the court to which election or appointment is sought."



If you have any questions, you may email GovJudicialAppointments@Wisconsin.gov. If you need to speak with someone immediately, please call (608) 266-1212 and ask to speak with Daniel Sievert if it is regarding the Supreme Court vacancy. For all other vacancies, please contact Jennifer Roades.