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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

The United States Courts are an independent, national judiciary providing fair and impartial justice within the jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution and Congress. As an equal branch of government, the federal Judiciary...

Court Announcements and News

Career Opportunity

July 14, 2014


The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin is accepting applications for the position  of Chief Deputy Clerk. This position is open to all qualified individuals.


The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is located in Madison, Wisconsin with a divisional office in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The closing date is August 1, 2014 at the close of business.


Click here for more information.

Judge Peterson Confirmed

May 14, 2014


The Western District of Wisconsin welcomes District Judge James D. Peterson.  Judge Peterson was confirmed by the Senate on May 8,   2014 and his commission was signed by President Barack Obama on May 13, 2014.  Previously, Peterson was head  of the intellectual property and litigation practice groups in the Madison office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Filing Documents Under Seal

March 25, 2014


The District Court has issued an Administrative Order containing general rules for filing documents under seal. A copy of the order is available here.


Any document filed under seal must be accompanied by a separately filed unsealed version that redacts only truly confidential information allowed by a prior protective order or supported in a contemporaneous motion to seal.

Court Calendar

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