Court Commissioners

Court Commissioners

Persons appointed by a judge to find facts, to hear testimony, or to perform a specific function connected with certain types of cases.

An attorney, a judge, a retired judge, or any person with the background necessary to comprehend complex legal matters may be a court commissioner, although a court commissioner is not a judge. The court that the court commissioner serves ordinarily reviews his or her decisions.

Commissioners may take testimony in hearings to determine the validity of a will; proceedings concerning the entry of default judgments or stipulations; pretrial conferences in criminal cases; or proceedings involving family court petitions to modify Alimony or Child Support.

State law governs the powers of court commissioners.

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Pre bid conference: mandatory site visit july 16, 2019 at 10:00am district court commissioners office located at the upper marlboro regional booking facility 13400 dille drive upper marlboro, md 20772 meet in the commissioners waiting room
Wisconsin's judicial code also requires certain state court employees to file statements of economic interests, including the director of state courts, circuit-court commissioners, supplemental court commissioners, Supreme Court commissioners and staff attorneys for the Court of Appeals.
Shellenberger said he did not expect to be commending the Maryland Judiciarys rule when it went into effect July 1, believing then that their concern about wrongly jailing the indigent would spur district court commissioners and judges to erroneously release defendants who pose a public-safety threat or a risk of not showing up for trial.
For example, when setting bail, court commissioners should consider the fact that young adults are just starting out in life and are likely to have meager financial resources.
His death warrant was signed by 59 of the court commissioners. He was beheaded outside the Banqueting House on Whitehall in London and his last words on the scaffold were: "I go from a corruptible to an incorruptible crown, where no disturbance can be, no disturbance in the world." His son Charles II was later crowned king in 1660.
Madison, WI, January 06, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section Council is a professional organization comprised of approximately 1,100 attorneys, guardians ad litem, family court commissioners, and judges from throughout Wisconsin who have an interest in family law.
Environment Court Commissioners mediate disputes at no extra cost
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The proposal would eliminate requirements calling for the disclosure of financial relationships by certain court employees, such as the director of state courts, supreme court commissioners and staff attorneys for the Court of Appeals.
She was named King County Washington Womens Lawyers Judge of the Year in 2011 along with her fellow Court Commissioners. She also received Washington State Bar Association Random Acts of Professionalism Award.
The Director of State Courts' Office is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to eliminate requirements calling for the disclosure of financial relationships by certain court employees, such as the director of state courts, supreme court commissioners and staff attorneys for the Court of Appeals.
Before she was appointed to the associate bench in 2000, she was an assistant city counselor, an assistant circuit attorney and drug court commissioner. She next is scheduled to stand for retention in November.