Posts Tagged Eviction Court

Milwaukee Co. Eviction Court Closure Dates Through End of Year

Milwaukee County just advised many of us that  Eviction Court (room 400 only) will be closed the following days:

– Friday, November 2, 2012

– Friday, November 23, 2012

– Friday, December 14, 2012

– Monday, December 24, 2012

– Monday, December 31, 2012


Note:  These closures do NOT apply to Judge Kuhnmuench’s courtroom in room 409.

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Milwaukee County Releases Dates That Eviction Court Will Be Closed in 2012

Milwaukee County recently released all dates that Eviction Court will be closed in 2012.  Most of them are obvious closings for holidays but there are a few that are not holiday-related.

So make sure you don’t schedule a return date in eviction court for any of these days:

May 4, 2012

May 28, 2012

July 4, 2012

September 3, 2012

November 2, 2012

November 23, 2012

December 24, 2012

December 25, 2012

December 31, 2012

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Milwaukee County Eviction Court Commissioner To Speak At Next AASEW Meeting on Oct. 17th

On Monday, October 17, 2011, Milwaukee County Eviction Court Commissioner Rosa Barillas will speak at the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin’s general membership meeting.

The meeting will start at 7 pm and be held at the Best Western Midway Hotel located at 1005 S. Moorland Road in Brookfield, WI.

Commissioner Barillas will speak to the group about mistakes that she sees landlords make in eviction court and how they can avoid them.  She will also be taking questions.

If you have never been to an AASEW meeting (or haven’t been to one in awhile) please join me at our next meeting on October 17, 2011.  You will not be sorry.



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Milwaukee County Eviction Court “Odds & Ends”

I wanted to update everyone about some recent news in Milwaukee County Eviction Court.  Each of the items are too small for there own blog post, so I thought I would combine them as “Odds & Ends.”  This might be a regular blog post column in the future : )

1.  Out with the old and in with the new — commissioners, that is.

Most of the court commissioners that had been serving in small claims/eviction court have rotated out onto other assignments.  Thh only commissioner that remains from the last group is Court Commissioner Rosa Barillas.  Commissioners Julia Vosper, Barry Phillips, and Dennis Cook have all rotated out.  The new commissoners include: Grace Flynn, Cedric Cornwall, and Kevin Costello, all of which have served a small claims/eviction court rotation before.  Chief Court Commissioner Laura Grambling-Perez will also assist in small claims/eviction court.  Since the rotation I have also seen Commissioner Barry Phillips stopping by to help out when needed.   However, the court commisioners that are now officially assigned to Eviction court currently are Rosa Barillas, Grace Flynn, Cedric Cornwall and Kevin Costello.

2.   New Judge takes over Small Claims calandar as of August 1st

Most judicial rotations last 3 years, but due to the high volume and stress level of small claims court, the rotation for a small claims duty judge is only for one year.  As of Agust 1, 2011, Judge Jane Carroll will be rotating into another division and Judge Paul Van Grunsven (currently filling a Felony Drug rotation) will be the new small claims duty judge.

3.   Eviction Court closure dates

Eviction court will be closed  tomorrow, Thursday, May 5th, and Friday, May 6th.  I don’t believe that the clerks in the Clerks of Courts office have allowed any cases to be filed for those days — so expect a higher case load next week. 

Eviction Court will also be closed on Thursday, May 12, 2011.  Many cases have already been scheduled for that day but since no court commissioners will be available to hear/review/decide any cases, any cases that are currently scheduled for May 12th will need to be rescheduled.  As such, if you have any cases scheduled for May 12th (as I do) you still must come to court and the clerks (Henrietta and Dyan) will give you a new court date.

Eviction Court will also be closed on Monday, May 30th, for Memorial Day.

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Milwaukee County Eviction Court Schedule For The Holidays

For those of you scheduling evictions in Milwaukee County, eviction court will be closed on the following days:

– Thursday, December 23, 2010

– Friday, December 24, 2010

– Thursday, December 30, 2010

– Friday, December 31, 2010


Milwaukee County Eviction Court to Alter Court Times During Flu Season

A friend of mine who works in the courthouse sent me an email today which she asked that I pass along to my clients and friends in the rental industry.  Apparently in an attempt to reduce crowding during the flu season Milwaukee Co. Eviction Court has decided to have certain plaintiffs, based on the spellling of their last name or company name, to appear on intial appearances at 3 pm rather than 2 pm.
Below is the email info I received: 
TO ALL PLAINTIFFS in Small Claims eviction cases, effective 10/26/09
If you are a business whose name begins with A thru K or an individual whose last name begins with A thru K, your case will be scheduled in Room 400 at 2:00 p.m.
If you are a business whose name begins with L thru Z or an individual whose last name begins with L thru Z, your case will be scheduled in Room 400 at 3:00 p.m.