To assist lawyers in the practice of criminal law, the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD) offers the following:
- Updates on justice-related legislation through the Legislation link.
- Specialty practice groups (Specialty Practices) to consult with staff and private bar lawyers in the areas of: Termination of Parental Rights (TPRs); Immigration; Juvenile; Chapter 980 (sexually violent persons); Forensic Sciences; Homicide; & Racial Disparities.
- On Point SPD Blog summary of recent state and federal opinions and SCOW Calendar
- Appellate Handbook - Appellate Practice & Procedure for SPD-Appointed Counsel
Other legal resources:
Wisconsin Supreme Court & Court of Appeals Access
Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 977 (State Public Defender)
Wisconsin State Public Defender Administrative Code: