Judicial Application


Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Judicial Vacancy

 

Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today that he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. 

The new appointee will replace outgoing Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Karen Christenson, whose resignation is effective August 1, 2014.  The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2015.

To apply, please submit the following:

Cover Letter

Resume (not exceeding two pages)

References (list of 3-4)

Two Writing Samples

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

(Select the Judicial Application button, after clicking “Apply to Serve” at the right-hand side of the page)

Complete application materials should be submitted via email to the following: govjudicialappointments@wisconsin.gov

All application materials for this judicial appointment must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2014.  Following submission, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application, and describing the general process for the appointment. 

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

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Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Judicial Vacancy

 

Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Kenosha County Circuit Court. 

The new appointee will replace outgoing Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Wilbur Warren, III, whose resignation is effective August 18, 2014.  The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2015.

To apply, please submit the following:

Cover Letter

Resume (not exceeding two pages)

References (list of 3-4)

Two Writing Samples

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

(Select the Judicial Application button, after clicking “Apply to Serve” at the right-hand side of the page)

Complete application materials should be submitted via email to the following: govjudicialappointments@wisconsin.gov

All application materials for this judicial appointment must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  Following submission, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application, and describing the general process for the appointment. 

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

 

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Instructions

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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