News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Tue, 02/14/2017

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 for Washington's Birthday.

Tue, 02/14/2017

The court's opinion and order on summary judgment in the matter of The Estate of Tony Robinson v. The City of Madison et al., Case No. 15-cv-502-jdp, is available here.

Thu, 01/19/2017

The current term of part-time United States Magistrate Judge Peter Oppeneer at Madison, Wisconsin, is due to expire on July 22, 2017.  The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the...

Tue, 12/20/2016

A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has issued an Opinion and Order in case number 15-cv-421-bbc, William Whitford et al. v. Beverly R. Gill  et al. A copy of the opinion and order is...

Wed, 10/26/2016

The Judicial Conference of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has approved changes to the miscellaneous fee schedule for the District Court.  As of December 1, 2016, the following fees are changing as noted below.  Please be...

Fri, 10/14/2016

Attorneys can now check the date of their admission to practice in the Western District of Wisconsin by using the attorney lookup feature in ECF.

Fri, 06/03/2016

The court has received reports of fraudulent e-mail messages and telephone calls that appear to come from court employees. Often, the sender demands payment or personal information, or directs the reader to open an attachment. The message may...

Wed, 06/01/2016

As of June 1, 2016, the miscellaneous fee schedule has been reorganized and updated. In particular, there is now a cost associated when requesting documents from the FRC via email through the Clerk's Office,...

Wed, 05/18/2016

The Western District of Wisconsin has adopted an online system for reimbursement under the Criminal Justice Act. eVoucher is a web-based, paperless application to electronically process payments to attorneys and experts.

 

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Tue, 09/03/2013

The court has recently changed its policy on the use of attorney rooms. The court will now randomly assign rooms to counsel for plaintiff and defendant on the Wednesday before trial.

 

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