Milwaukee County Courts

Chief Judge

Mary E. Triggiano

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Judge Mary E. TriggianoChief Judge Mary E. Triggiano

Chief Judge Mary E. Triggiano was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in February 2020 to serve as chief judge of the state’s First Judicial District, which is comprised of Milwaukee County, effective Feb. 11, 2020.

As the chief judge, Judge Triggiano is the administrative chief of the judicial administrative district and is responsible for the administration of judicial business in circuit courts within the district, including supervising its personnel and fiscal management. She will join nine other Wisconsin circuit court judges on the Committee of Chief Judges, which consists of one chief judge from each of the state’s 10 judicial administrative districts and meet monthly as a committee to work with the Supreme Court on issues of statewide importance.


Milwaukee County Circuit Court Extends Cancellations, Procedural Changes Due to COVID-19 Precautions

 March 23, 2020

On March 22, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued two Administrative Orders: one postponing all civil and criminal jury trials statewide through May 22, 2020, and the second stating that, subject to certain exceptions, all proceedings in the courts of this state are to be conducted via remote audio-video technology if practicable.


Press Release        Full Order and Operational Plan       Emergency Procedures for Building Access      


En Referencia A Medidas Provisionales De Emergencia

Milwaukee County Circuit Court Local Rules Revision Project

The Local Rules of the First Judicial District have been substantially revised. New rules governing the civil and criminal divisions and new rules generally applicable in all divisions became effective March 1, 2009. New rules governing the family division become effective on April 15, 2010.

New rules regarding the children’s division are being developed. Consult this site for updates and an opportunity to comment on the proposed rules.

If you have comments regarding the new local rules, direct them to Judge Richard Sankovitz, the chair of the Local Rules Revision Project Committee.

1. Revised Local Rules Governing the Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions and Rules Generally Applicable to All Divisions

2. 14-11 Revision of Local Rules

3. Attachment - Proceedings for Amortization of Debt

4. Appendix of CV Forms 1-10

5. Fillable Form: Petition to Amortize Debt

6. Form 1929-R1: Plea Questionnaire Addendum

7. Scheduling Conference Data Sheet


View Local Court Rules


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