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Small Claims Committee                        Folder: 1 of 2

1. Milwaukee Junior Bar Association, Small Claims Court : a Manual for Defendants a Manual for Plaintiffs (1973)

2. Barbara Yngvesson and Patricia Hennessey, Small Claims, Complex Disputes : a Review of the Small Claims Literature , Law and Society 219 (Winter 1975)

3. John C. Ruhnka Et Al., Small Claims Courts : a National Examination (1978)

4. Small Claims Court Can Work for You (1980)

5. Memorandum of December 8, 1982, to Daina Farthing-Capowich regarding monetary limits in small claims courts

6. Guide for filing & processing ______ county small claims actions, dated January 3, 1983

7. Guide for _____ county small claims trials, dated January 3, 1983

8. Letter of January 20, 1983, to Clerks of Circuit Court from J. Denis Moran regarding information brochures to small claims litigants

9. Chart of Wisconsin Small Claims 1984

10. Chart of Wisconsin Small Claims 1984, original

11. Sanford M. Jaffe, Dispute Resolution : a Complementary Approach to Justice Issues for the Future (1984)

12. Stewart Macaulay, Lawyer-client interaction : who cares and how do we find out what we want to know? (1984)

13. Marc Galanter, The emergence of the judge as a mediator in civil cases (1984)

14. Herbert M. Kritzer, Et Al., The Impact of Fee Arrangement on Lawyer Effort (1985)

15. Letter to Sir or Madam from Mel Madsen regarding small claims procedure in Polk County. Accompanied by additional letter regarding small claims procedure for Polk County

16. Stewart Macaulay, Lawyer Advertising : Yes but…

17. Letter of March 27, 1985, to Rep. John Medinger from Robert J. Andersen regarding A.B. 56 – Small claims

18. Letter of April 30, 1985, to Rep. Louise M. Tesmer from Gary J. Barczak regarding opposition to A.B. 212

19. Letter of May 30, 1985, to Assembly Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee from Robert J. Andersen regarding Assembly Bill 212, relating to small claims actions, worthless checks, retail theft, dates of accounts on checks and providing penalties

20. D. Nowrasteh v. Frank R. Hilscher no. 85-0537

21. Letter of November 6, 1985, Interested persons from Steve Schulman regarding observations on small claims court reform

22. Membership list of Small Claims Committee 1986

23. Letter of January 24, 1986, to Small Claims Committee from Jim Fullin with enclosures. Enclosures include: Barbara Yngvesson and Patricia Hennessey, Small Claims, Complex Disputes : a Review of the Small Claims Literature , Law and Society (Winter 1975); Summary of Pending Small Claims Legislation; Chart of Wisconsin Small Claims 1984; and Memorandum of December 8, 1982, to Daina Farthing-Capowich regarding monetary limits in small claims courts

24. Summary of proceedings of January 31, 1986, meeting of the Small Claims Committee

25. Special message of February 11, 1986, to James Fullin, Jr. from Vera Wicklund regarding small claims procedures. Accompanied by Notice to Defendants from Sara Ronningen

26. Letter of February 14, 1986, to Small Claims Committee from James Fullin, Jr. regarding questions for discussion at February 21 meeting

27. Membership list of the Small Claims Committee dated 2/86

28. Summary of proceedings of February 21, 1986, meeting of the Small Claims Committee. Accompanied by Draft A Small Claims dated 3/14/86

29. Letter of February 25, 1986, to Senator Lynn S. Adelman from James Fullin, Jr. regarding Small Claims Committee

Subject: Small Claims Committee                        Folder: 2 of 2

1. Eviction Cases (“F.E.D.’s”) in District Court (March 1986)

2. Letter of March 7, 1986, to Small Claims Procedural Subcommittee from James Fullin, Jr. regarding subcommittee. Accompanied by:   Letter of February 18, 1986, to Eric Schulenburg regarding Judicial Council Small Claims Committee; Message of July 25, 1985, to Judicial Council from Evelyn J. Maldonado regarding 425.501, 814.61 (2) (b) & 801.52; and Letter of August 12, 1985, to Evelyn J. Maldonado from James Fullin, Jr.

3. Letter of March 14, 1986, to Small Claims Committee from James Fullin, Jr. regarding report of Procedural Subcommittee

4. Letter of March 14, 1986, to Small Claims Committee from Jim Fullin regarding raising jurisdictional limit of small claims court

5. Summary of proceedings of March 21, 1986, meeting of the Small Claims Committee. Accompanied by letter of April 3, 1986, to James Fullin, Jr. from Eric Schulenburg

6. Draft B Small Claims dated 4/11/86

7. Summary of proceedings of April 18, 1986, meeting of the Small Claims Committee

8. Message of April 21, 1986, to Jim Fullin from from Janet Rubenzer-Anderl

9. Draft C Small Claims dated 5/9/86

10. Letter of May 15, 1986, to James Fullin, Jr. from Brian Rude

11. Summary of proceedings of May 16, 1986, meeting of the Small Claims Committee

12. Letter of May 16, 1986, to Eric Schulenberg from Mark J. Farnum continued committee work on changes in Ch. 799, Stats.

13. Letter of June 3, 1986, to Judge Mark J. Farnum from Eric Schulenburg regarding concerns with the deliberations of the Small Claims Committee

14. Letter to Cynthia Fokakis from Howard B. Hippman regarding Small Claims Draft C. Accompanied by letter of August 15, 1984, to Howard Hippman and Dan Breunig from Angela B. Bartell regarding role of Commissioner in eviction actions

15. Letter of June 6, 1988, to Jim Fullin from Kathleen Murphy regarding Guide to Small Claims Court

16. Letter of June 9, 1986, to James Fullin, Jr. from John M. Heuer regarding sec. 799.26. Accompanied by proposed procedure

17. Draft D Small Claims dated 6/20/86

18. Letter of June 23, 1986, to Cynthia Fokakis from Peggy L. Mackelfresh regarding small claims draft C 5-9-86

19. Ballot of September 4, 1986, regarding Draft E. Accompanied by Summary of proceedings of June 27, 1986, meeting of the Small Claims Committee

20. Letter of September 4, 1986, to Jim Fullin from Robert J. Andersen regarding amendments

20.1 Small Claims Draft F, 9-10-86

21. Guide to Small Claims Court, Publications Draft A dated 10/10/86. Accompanied by 2 marked copies

21.1 Summary of proceedings of Sept. 19, 1986, meeting of the Small Claims Committee

21.2 Summary of proceedings of Oct. 17, 1986, meeting of the Small Claims Committee

22. Letter of October 27, 1986, to Jim Fullin from Betsy Fine regarding suggested changes to the Small Claims publication

23. Letter of November 13, 1986, to James Fullin, Jr. from Thomas H. Barland regarding Small Claims Legislation Draft F – rules of evidence language

24. Guide to Small Claims Court, Publications Draft B, dated 11/14/86. Accompanied by marked copy

25. Summary of proceedings of November 21, 1986, meeting of the Small Claims Committee

26. Letter of December 4, 1986, to James Fullin, Jr. from Richard S. Brown regarding materials received from Carl Ross of Monroe. Materials enclosed include: Letter of November 19, 1986, to Judge Richard S. Brown from Carl W. Ross; S.J.S. Roofing and Construction v. Royal Hawkins case no. 86-CV-308; Summons and complaint; S.J.S. Roofing and Construction v. Royal Hawkins case no. 86 SC 437

27. Draft G Small Claims, dated 1/13/87

27.1 An Act to repeal subchapter V (title) of chapter 425, 425.01, 799.09 (1)…, LRB-0306/P1

28. Memorandum of February 24, 1987, Jim Fullin from Dave Bubier regarding small claims docketing. Accompanied by letter of January 30, 1987, to Carolyn Olson from Roger J. Mueller regarding initiating and docketing of small claims cases

28.1 An Act to repeal subchapter v (title) of chapter 425, 425.501, 799.09 (1)…, LRB-0306/1

29. Fiscal estimate 306/2 Small claims, dated 4/3/87

30. Small Claims Court (1987)

31. Instructions to Plaintiff, dated 9/87

32. Enforcing Small Claims Judgments, dated 9/87

33. Letter of May 18, 1988, to Jim Fullin from Louise G. Trubek regarding pamphlet

34. Release of June 27, 1988, regarding small claims courts handling suits up to $ 2,000

35. Report of Judicial Council Relating to Rules Permitting Conduct of Judicial Proceedings by Telephone or Live Audiovisual Means. Accompanied by appendices

36. Guide to Small Claims Trials (2 marked copies)

37. Guide for Filing and Processing Ashland County Small Claims Actions

38. Guide for Dane County Small Claims Trials

39. Barron County; Information on Small Claims

40. Small Claims sec. 799.20 (4), 799.206 (3), 799.46, 814.62 (3) (a)-(c), 799.25, 799.29 (1) (c), 799.207, 799.12 (3), and 799.01 (4)

41. Letter regarding Small Claim’s draft

Subject: Small Claims Committee A.B. 309                      Folder: 1 of 1

1. Letter of October 22, 1986, to James L. Fullin, Jr. from Richard S. Brown regarding the note to sec. 799.207, page 8 of Draft F

2. Letter of October 24, 1986, to James Fullin, Jr. from Harold V. Froehlich regarding Draft E

3. Letter of October 31, 1986, to James Fullin from Eric Schulenburg regarding small claims and Draft E

4. Letter of November 14, 1986, to Judicial Council Small Claims Committee from Randy J. Wynn regarding changes in small claims statutes to allow local court rules to permit service of summons and complaint prior to filing and authentication

5. Letter of November 18, 1986, to James Fullin, Jr. from William D. O’Brien regarding proposed sec. 799.26 money damages; disclosure of assets requested

6. Letter of November 19, 1986, to James Fullin, Jr. from Warren A. Grady regarding permitting defendants to answer by telephone in small claims actions

7. Service Before Filing Draft A 11/21/86

8. Letter of November 25, 1986, to James Fullin, Jr. from Janet Rubenzer-Anderl regarding notice of entry of judgment

9. Fiscal estimate 1987 A.B. 143 Small Claims Actions, dated 2/26/87

10. Fiscal estimate LRB 306 Small claims actions and venue for consumer credit, dated 4/6/87

11. Letter of April 6, 1987, to James Fullin, Jr. from James D. Harnett regarding proposed legislation – jurisdictional amount of small claims court

12. Fiscal estimate LRB 0153/2 Failure to appear in court, dated 4/13/87

13. Letter of April 22, 1987, to Gary J. Barczak from James Fullin, Jr. regarding A.B. 309

14. Memorandums to Ed Lien from Herbert Liebman, Katherine Reynolds, and Donald Mayeer regarding A.B. 309

15. Memorandum to Ed Lien from Donald Mayeer. Accompanied by letter of April 13, 1987, to Judge Brian D. Rude from Peter G. Pappas regarding LRB 306/2

16. Recent Trends in New Small Claims Filings Analyzed in New NCSC Report , 14, no. 5 National Center for State Courts Report 1 (May 1987)

17. Fiscal estimate A.B. 309 Small claims procedures, 5/14/87

18. Testimony of James Fullin, Jr. on 1987 A.B. 309 Small Claims Procedure dated May 19, 1987

19. Assembly Amendment 1 to 1987 Assembly Bill 309, LRBa1095/2, dated June 2, 1987

20. Assembly Amendment 2 to 1987 Assembly Bill 309, LRBa1096/3, dated June 2, 1987

21. Assembly Amendment 3 to 1987 Assembly Bill 309, LRBa1097/2, dated June 2, 1987

22. Assembly Amendment 4 to 1987 Assembly Bill 309, LRBa1148/1, dated June 16, 1987

23. Memorandums to Ed Lien regarding S.B. 341

24. Assembly Amendment to 1987 Assembly Bill 309, LRBa1095/1

25. Assembly Amendment to 1987 Assembly Bill 309, LRBa1096/1

26. Senate Amendment to Senate Substitute Amendment (LRBs0557/1) to 1987 Assembly Bill 309, LRBa2972/1

27. Senate Amendment 2, to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, to 1987 Assembly Bill 309, LRBa4000/1

28. 1987 Submittal form to Judicial Council relating to LRB drafting number 306/2. An Act to repeal subchapter V (title) of chapter 425…

29. Letter of January 20, 1988, to Ed Lien from Jenny R. Armstrong regarding small claims act amendment. Accompanied by: Letter of February 5, 1988, to Ed Lien from Lee H. Kummer; letter of February 12, 1988, to Ed Lien from Daniel R. Freund; letter of January 25, 1988, to Wisconsin Bar GP News from Alan W. Herzberg, Jr.

30. Memorandum of February 23, 1988, to Committee on Judiciary and Consumer Affairs from Ed Lien regarding small claims legislation

31. Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to 1987 Assembly Bill 309, LRBs0557/1, dated February 23, 1988

32. News release of May 24, 1988, from the office of James A. Rutkowski regarding small claims

33. Guide to Small Claims Court, Publications Draft C 6/10/88

34. Letter of July 18, 1988, to Renee Rendahl from James Fullin, Jr. regarding proper fee to be charged when a third party is impleaded in an action governed by ch. 799, stats.

35. Letter of September 12, 1988, to Joan A. Hoffman from Gary J. Barczak

36. 1991 Assembly Bill 323, LRB-0031/2, dated April 5, 1991

37. Small Claims. 799.20 (4), 799.206 (3), 799.46, 814.62 (3) (a), 799.25, 799.29 (1) (c), 799.207, 799.12 (3), and 799.01 (4)

38. Amendment to bill 799.208 (2)

39. 814.62 (3) (a), 799.25 – 1094/1

40. Small claims 799.20 (4)

41. Nonresident defendants

42. 799.01 (4) – 1093/1

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