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Wisconsin Judicial Benchbook Vol. 2: Civil
  • AK0026
  • 978-1-57862-320-4

693+pp; 5th ed. 2014-2015
(2 volumes)

The general procedures in civil actions will never be a mystery when you have the Civil Benchbook. You’ll have the same guidelines and procedural steps that judges use. It will be your fundamental guide to the most essential issues involved in filing any sort of civil action.

Get your civil case going in the right direction

Thanks to this Benchbook’s easy-to-follow outline format, you’ll find what you need to move your civil law case along. Key steps are highlighted along with citations to the most relevant cases and statutes for common procedures such as:

  • Filing motions
  • Selecting a jury
  • Presenting witnesses

You’ll also have quick access to a variety of specific topics not covered in the other four benchbooks in the Judicial Benchbook series, including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Eminent domain
  • Foreclosure
  • Garnishment
  • Insurance
  • Small claims

Stay current with the latest version

The 5th edition (2014–2015) reflects new developments including:
  • Discussions in the benchbook’s chapters on zoning (see CV 33), the Wisconsin Consumer Act (see CV 35), and foreclosure (see CV 39)
  • Citations to recent appellate decisions addressing matters such as damages (see CV 22) and public records (see CV 28)
  • Recent statutory amendments concerning issues such as limited scope representation (see CV 2) and small claims proceedings (see CV 41)

Summary of contents

Volume II


  • Civil Process Flowchart
  • Commencement of Action
  • Substitution and Disqualification
  • Scheduling/Pretrial Conference
  • Pretrial Motions
  • Dispositive Motions
  • Statutes of Limitation/Notices of Claim
  • Discovery
  • Civil Proceedings by Telephone; Videoconferencing; and Use of Fax


  • Motions Relating to Trial
  • Empaneling of Jury
  • Voir Dire/Selection of Jury
  • Jury Management Problems
  • Opening Statements
  • Trial Evidence
  • Motions at Close of Evidence
  • Closing Argument
  • Jury Instructions
  • Verdicts
  • Motions After Verdict
  • Bench Trial
  • Damages
  • Costs
  • Frivolous Actions
  • Judgments/Relief from Judgment

Volume IIA


  • Certiorari
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Mandamus/Public Records
  • Prohibition

Administrative Review

  • Judicial Review of Administrative Agency Decisions (Ch 227)
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Zoning
  • Eminent Domain

Special Proceedings

  • Creditor Actions
  • Replevin
  • Garnishment
  • Attachment
  • Foreclosure
  • Settlements for Minors and Incompetent Persons
  • Small Claims
  • Injunctions
  • Contempt
  • Section 1983 Actions in State Court
  • Prisoner Litigation
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Section 102.29 (Third-Party) Actions


  • Insurance Questions
  • Bankruptcy Overview
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Don’t get caught unprepared

With this great resource, you’ll know what to expect in your case and be able to plan your strategies for each process. This will help you accurately inform your clients about what they should expect, what options may be available, and how the court may look at specific facets of their case.

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