2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 755. Municipal court.
755.09 Office, where kept.

755.09

755.09 Office, where kept.

755.09(1)

(1) The governing body of the city, village, or town shall provide the judge with an office or appropriate work space other than at a place prohibited under sub. (2).

755.09(2)

(2) No judge may keep his or her office or hold court in any tavern, or in any room in which intoxicating liquors are sold, or in any room connecting with a tavern or room in which intoxicating liquors are sold.

755.09 - ANNOT.

NOTE: This section is shown as amended eff. 1-1-11 by 2009 Wis. Act 402. Prior to 1-1-11 it reads:

755.09 - ANNOT.

755.09 Office, where kept. (1) Every judge shall keep his or her office and hold court in any adequate facility provided by the governing body of the city, village or town, other than at a place prohibited under sub. (2). The judge may issue process or perform ministerial functions at any place in the county.

755.09 - ANNOT.

(2) No judge may keep his or her office or hold court in any tavern, or in any room in which intoxicating liquors are sold, or in any room connecting therewith. For any violation of this section the judge shall forfeit $25 but the violation of the subsection does not make any order or judgment void.

755.09 - ANNOT.

(3) No judge may hold court or keep his or her office with a practicing attorney unless the attorney is his or her law partner, and the partner shall not act as attorney before the judge.

755.09 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 187 s. 94; 1977 c. 305 s. 64; Stats. 1977 s. 755.09; 1997 a. 27; 2009 a. 402.

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