Recognizing that the courts have a vital, and sometimes debilitating, role in Wisconsin’s litigation climate, WCJC established its Appellate Program.
Under the Wisconsin Court Watch initiative, WCJC supports the Great Lakes Legal Foundation’s effort to monitor Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court decisions. As needed, the WCJC Appellate Committee will determine it is appropriate to file amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. These briefs are prepared by Great Lakes Legal Foundation lawyers or outside counsel under our supervision.
The power of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to impact individuals and businesses can equal or exceed that of the Legislature or the Governor. Yet, few people understand who the Justices are and how their decisions shape our lives and economy.