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Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today that he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Dane County Circuit Court. 

The new appointee will replace outgoing Dane County Circuit Court Judge Patrick J. Fiedler, who retired from office on September 30, 2011.  

To apply, please submit the following:

Cover Letter

Resume (not exceeding two pages)

References (list of 3-4)

Two Writing Samples

Judicial Application: found on Governor Walker’s website:

(Select the Judicial Application tab, under “Serve” at the top of the page)


Complete application materials should be submitted via email to the following:



All application materials for this judicial appointment must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011.  Following submission, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application, and describing the general process for the appointment. 

Potential applicants with questions about the process should email their questions to  If you need to speak with someone immediately, you may contact either Andrew Hitt or Karley Downing at 608-266-1212.