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The purpose of the Brown County Circuit Court system is to hear and determine, within the Brown County circuit, all civil and criminal actions and proceedings unless exclusive jurisdiction is given to some other court. The purpose of the Court Commissioners, appointed by the Circuit Judges, is to aid in minimizing court delays by handling certain cases as directed by the Judges. The purpose of the Register in Probate, appointed by the Circuit Judges, is to maintain records and provide information and counsel to attorneys and individuals involved in probate matters.The Circuit Court Commissioners assist the judiciary by handling criminal, traffic, small claims, juvenile and mental health hearings, and serve as Assistant Family Court Commissioners. The Family Court Commissioner handles family court matters including divorce, abuse injunctions, and child support enforcement.The Register in Probate fulfills its mission and serves the Probate Court and the public by accomplishing several major functions. The Office maintains all records for the court, prepares records for the Court of Appeals and advises the Director of State Courts of all record statistics. Additionally, the Department schedules matters before the court and presents the court with concise information regarding the issues involved; issues orders for hearings; and takes testimony of witnesses under oath for proof of heirship and wills. As the focal point for all adult and juvenile alcoholic, mental health and drug commitments, the office prepares necessary documentation and schedules hearings. Attorneys and the public are advised regarding Probate matters and changes in estate, trust and guardianship. The office also audits and approves/disapproves all guardianship, conservatorship and trust annual accountings and currently supervises the maintenance of estates, commitments, guardianships and conservatorships, and trusts.

Contact:  Judge William Atkinson - Presiding Judge
Phone: 920-448-4129
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Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 23600
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
Physical Address:  100 South Jefferson Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
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Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

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