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Appellate Division

The Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD) Appellate Division represents indigent clients on appeal. The Appellate Division is organized into 2 regions that provide representation throughout Wisconsin.

Appellate Division Resources:

Handbook - Appellate Practice & Procedure for SPD-Appointed Counsel (updated 8/20)
On Point (appellate case summary & analysis blog)
Templates & Forms

Briefs


About the Appellate Division:

Appellate Division Fact Sheet
Appeal Information for the SPD Trial Attorney
Appellate Attorney Performance Standards
Discretionary Appointments in Non-Direct Appeal Cases



Appellate Certification Application Materials:

Please complete all three forms:

General Certification Application (for all cases)

Certification Application - Appellate Cases

Appellate Litigation/Training Form

If you have questions about the appellate certification process please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the Madison Appellate Office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the Milwaukee Appellate Office.


ACD Forms and Documents

All other Assigned Counsel Division questions can be directed to
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