Judicial Application

Governor Walker Seeks Applicants for Waukesha County District Attorney

Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today that he is seeking applicants for appointment as Waukesha County District Attorney. 

The new appointee will fill the vacancy created by the election of Brad Schimel as the Wisconsin Attorney General.  The new appointee will serve out the remainder of the unexpired term and will be up for election in November 2016.

Please submit the following:

Cover Letter

Short Resume

References (list of 3-4)

D.A. Application: found on Governor Walker’s website: www.walker.wi.gov.

(Select the DA Applicants button after clicking “Apply to Serve” at the right side of the page)

Complete application materials should be submitted to: GovDistrictAttorney@wisconsin.gov

Resumes, cover letters, and applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014.  Following submission, applicants will receive an email confirming that we have received the application and describing the general process for the appointment. 

Potential applicants with questions about the appointments process should email their questions to govdistrictattorney@wisconsin.gov. If you need to speak with someone immediately, you may contact Brian Hagedorn at 608-266-1212.



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 govjudicialappointments@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 govjudicialappointments@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 govjudicialappointments@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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