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, 11/10/2020

Effective immediately, the Kastenmeier Courthouse is closed to the public until November 23, 2020. A related administrative order is available here. Because of...

Mon, 11/09/2020

The U.S. District Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the Office of U.S. Probation will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in observance of Veterans Day.

Thu, 09/24/2020

Congress has passed legislation authorizing the use of video and telephone conferencing for criminal events during the COVID-19 emergency.  The District Court has issued an administrative order on this topic, available...

Thu, 07/23/2020

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has temporarily canceled all CVB hearings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CVB hearings wil be rescheduled when the courthouse resumes normal operations. The Central Violations Bureau...

Mon, 06/29/2020

To limit the spread of coronavirus, the court orders that everyone entering the courthouse must wear masks or suitable facial coverings in all public areas of the courthouse. A related administrative order is available...

Tue, 03/24/2020

In response to the coronavirus emergency, the court has suspended all jury trials through May 18, 2020. The court has also rescheduled all in-person hearings until after May 18, 2020, subject to case-by-case exceptions justified by extraordinary...

Thu, 03/19/2020

As of March 19, the clerks's office remains open to the public, subject to limitations aimed at maintaining the public health. A full statement is available here....

Wed, 03/18/2020

An updated statement...

Wed, 05/15/2019

Effective May 15, 2019 attorneys may choose to open their own civil cases in the Western District of Wisconsin 24/7 without first having to contact the clerk's office for a shell case. 

 

More information about this option...

Tue, 02/05/2019

The policy of the United States District Court in Madison is that the building shall be open to the public as long as the ...

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