Dane County Circuit Court
Administrative/Arraignment Court Clerk
- Initial Appearances- Clerk all criminal traffic, OWI, and civil forfeiture Initial Appearance court sessions, both in and out of custody. Generate bond forms, issue warrants for nonappearance, and schedule next court appearance.
- Misc. Clerking- Clerk all Drug Court review hearings. Clerk commissioner level drug-related preliminary hearings, including swearing in witnesses and marking/receiving exhibits. Act as roving clerk for 17 circuit court judges handling all case types. Act as primary backup for jury clerk.
- Small Claims Judgments- Review all small claims cases for completeness. Calculate and enter default judgments and enter judgments after hearings. Clerk small claims trials and contempt hearings held in the circuit court branches.
- Maintain Calendars- Prepare weekly scheduling calendars for initial appearances. Create appropriate auto-scheduling time blocks in CCAP computer system. Coordinate master scheduling of pre-trials with District Attorney’s office, and coordinate upcoming scheduling of preliminary hearings with branch staff.