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Legal Resources

To assist lawyers in the practice of criminal law, the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD) offers the following:  


SPD E-filing Guide for Attorneys
Opting in as an electronic party on current case
Preparing documents for filing
Converting a word document into a PDF
Changing a scanner DPI
Removing metadata from documents
How to file a document
Printing E filing submission records
Printing an E filed document
Designating emails for E filing notifications
Searching scheduled court appearances

Organize E-file Notifications in Gmail
SPD E-Filing Frequently Asked Questions
E-Filing Templates
Notice of Completion of Representation TemplateWord Document
Motion Template-PDF    Motion Template
-Word Document
Discovery Demand Template-PDF 
Discovery Demand Template-Word Document     
Authorization to Appear Template-Word Document
Substitution Of Judge Template-Word Document

Waiver of Preliminary Hearing Template-Word Document


Other legal resources:

Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (CCAP)

Wisconsin Supreme Court & Court of Appeals Access

Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 977 (State Public Defender)

Wisconsin State Law Library

Wisconsin Statutes Archive from 1969


Wisconsin State Public Defender Administrative Code:

Chapter PD 1 Certification

Chapter PD 2 Assignment Procedure

Chapter PD 3 Indigency Criteria 

Chapter PD 4 Private Attorney Payment

Chapter PD 5 Adversary Representation

Chapter PD 6 Payment for State Public Defender Representation

Chapter PD 8 Discovery Payments