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Can judges help?

Posted by Mara Spring | Feb 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held a public hearing on a proposal to allow Wisconsin judges to assist litigants in court. If it is approved, this change to the Judicial Code would allow judges to use their discretion to assist litigants in having their cases heard in court. The proposal was drafted in an attempt to allow judges to better address the overwhelming number of people who appear in Wisconsin courts every year without counsel.

This provision has not been approved yet, and even if it is, each judge will use his or her discretion in assisting those who appear in their courtrooms or refusing to provide any assistance whatsoever. If you need legal assistance, either in or out of the courtroom, call us for a consultation to determine how we can best help you.

This blog entry was prepared by Mara C. Spring, partner, Wassel, Harvey & Schuk, LLP. It does not constitute legal advice, create an attorney-client relationship, or constitute legal authority.

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Mara Spring

Mara Spring is a legal professional with nearly 20 years of experience that led her to her position today. Her legal career has brought her through several areas of practice, including criminal prosecution, business and transactional law, and family law practice. Mara also serves a mediator in le...


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