Calumet County getting second circuit court

The Brillion News

CHILTON - Calumet County will be getting a second state circuit court.

As authorized by newly enacted legislation, Director of State Courts Randy R. Koschnick on Monday named the four Wisconsin counties selected for new circuit court branches, effective Aug. 1, 2021.


"Based on thorough caseload analysis, demonstrated judicial need, county board support, and the ability to have the necessary facilities and support in place by the effective date, I have selected Calumet, Dunn, Jackson, and Marathon counties," Koschnick said.

Elections for the judgeships in the selected counties will be held during the 2021 Spring Election.

2019 Wisconsin Act 184, signed by Gov. Tony Evers on March 5, 2020, authorizes the Director to select counties in which 12 new circuit court branches will be created during the next three years – four each in 2021, 2022, and 2023.