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Benchbook: Vol. IV - Juvenile Wisconsin Judicial Benchbook Series
  • AK0028
  • 1-57862-051-1

714 pp. 5th ed.

Use the same guide judges use for complex juvenile law process

You’ll confidently address issues unique to children and juveniles with the Wisconsin Judicial Benchbook: Juvenile. Its clear outlines and step-by-step guidance will help you successfully navigate the complex system and special considerations associated with juvenile law — just as it helps the judges you’re appearing before.

Be aware of the key issues to help you represent your clients’ interests

You’ll not only know where your case is going, you’ll also be certain about what to do at each stage of the proceedings with the Juvenile Benchbook's guidance. Key steps are highlighted alongside citations to the most relevant cases.

Stay current with regular updates

The new 5th edition reflects recent legislative developments affecting juvenile justice in Wisconsin, including:

  • New requirements for permanency plans and review of those plans
  • New processes for nominating and appointing a successor guardian
  • Amended procedures for extending out-of-home care placements of children with individualized education programs
  • Modified definition of “relative” for placement purposes

Summary of contents

  • Venue and Jurisdiction
  • Initiation of Proceedings
  • Time Constraints
  • Temporary Custody (Detention) Hearing
  • Waiver to Adult Court/Reverse Waiver
  • Plea Hearing and Pretrial Issues
  • Fact-Finding Hearing in CHIPS, JIPS, and Delinquency
  • Disposition
  • ASFA and Permanency Planning
  • Traffic/Civil Violations
  • Postdisposition
  • Records/Victims’ Rights
  • Termination of Parental Rights/Guardianships
  • Adoption
  • Waiver of Parental Consent for Abortion
  • Juvenile Guardianships
  • ICWA


  • Serious Juvenile Offender (SJO) Offenses
  • Substantial Risk of Physical Harm to Another
  • Violent Crimes
  • Original Adult Court Jurisdiction
  • Waiver
  • Jurisdiction by Offense
  • Jurisdiction by Age
  • Judicial Checklist — Educational Stability

Access critical information quickly

To achieve the best outcomes for your clients, you want the right information right when you need it. Let the Juvenile Benchbook show you the way.

Order your copy today!

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