Judicial Application

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Thank you for expressing an interest in serving Wisconsin.  To apply for a judgeship, please submit the following: 1) a completed application, 2) a resume not exceeding two pages in length, 3) a cover letter, 4) a list of three to four references with contact information, and 5) two writing samples.   

When filling out this application please use additional pages as necessary to provide full and complete answers to every question.

Letters of recommendation are encouraged, and may be sent via email to judicialappointments@wisconsin.gov, or via mail to Office of Governor Scott Walker, Attn: Chief Legal Counsel, 115 East State Capitol, Madison, WI 53702.  Recommendation letters will be accepted and considered after the application deadline has passed.  Please note SCR 66.06(5), which provides that an applicant "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.”  You may wish to also review the provisions of SCR Chapter 60 that apply to someone seeking a judgeship appointment.

To apply, please email your materials with the county or circuit you are applying for in the subject line to judicialappointments@wisconsin.gov.  Please note that the last page must be printed, signed, scanned, and attached to the application.  If you are unable to scan, you may fax the last page to the number below.  All application materials (the application, cover letter, resume, reference list, and writing samples) must be attached to the email, preferably as PDFs.  All components of the application must be received by 5:00 P.M. CST on the date applications are due. 

Following submission of your application, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application and explaining the next steps in the process.  If you have any questions, you may email judicialappointments@wisconsin.gov.  If you need to speak with someone immediately, please call (608) 266-1212 and ask to speak with Brian Hagedorn. 

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