Expedited Screening

In the interest of improving security and the experience of certain trusted court users, the Western District of Wisconsin adopts this Expedited Screening Policy.

An attorney entering the United States Courthouse who would otherwise be subject to a full security check is eligible for expedited screening if the attorney meets the following criteria:

  • is admitted to practice in the Western District of Wisconsin;
  • is either a member or the Criminal Justice Act Panel for representing indigent defendants or has undertaken a pro bono representation at the request of the Court within the preceding two years; and
  • has provided the Clerk of Court with a Known Traveler Number obtained from the Transportation Security Administration.

Attorneys who satisfy these criteria may request that they be added to a list of attorneys entitled to expedited screening.  Attorneys who are on the list may be required to show picture identification to Court Security Officers upon entry.

Attorneys entitled to expedited screening do not need to remove shoes, belts, or light jackets when proceeding through security.