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

714 pp. 5th ed. 2015-2016
Includes 2016-2017 supplement

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.

Newly updated to keep you current

The 2016-2017 supplement adds citations to recent juvenile law cases and incorporates the latest legislative developments on topics such as:

  • Procedures for changing the placement of a child or juvenile who is involved in certain types of court proceedings (e.g., when a child or juvenile is subject to a temporary physical custody order)
  • Issues relating to adoption, including jurisdiction and venue, pre-adoption training requirements, foreign adoptions, and data collection
  • Child sex trafficking and related investigations of child abuse

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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