Members: Please join Judge Karl R. Hanson at his judicial investiture on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 3:00 pm. The investiture will take place in Courtroom H at the Rock County Courthouse. A reception will follow in the JAR.
Update from judges' night tonight:
Expect major changes to courthouse security this spring. The entire building will become secure and all visitors will be required to pass through security on entrance. The back entrance will be for employees only.
Judicial rotation has already started to take effect. The new rotation will be: branch 1 (Judge Daley/Judge Hanson) criminal, branch 2 (Judge Bates) civil, branch 3 (judge Kuglitsch) civil, branch 4 (Judge Dillon) civil, branch 5 (...Judge Haakenson) juvenile, branch 6 (Judge Wood) criminal, branch 7 (Judge McCrory) criminal. Changes are effective August 1 though case assignments have already started taking place. Be on the lookout for courtroom rotations as well.
Judge Bates is retiring in August. Expect a vacancy announcement from the governor's office.
Judge Hanson will officially take over branch 1 on March 5. Details on his investiture will be coming soon.
If you practice criminal defense/prosecution, there will be a stakeholder training in evidence based decision making on February 27 from 830 to 1130 at the job center.