City of Hudson District 1 Alderman Randy Morrissette II has recently been appointed as the public member of the State of Wisconsin Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee.
The Wisconsin Court System website has the following about the committee:
Appointed by the Supreme Court, this committee was created to render formal advisory opinions and give informal advice to judges and judicial officers governed by the Code of Judicial Conduct concerning the compliance of their contemplated or proposed conduct regarding the code.
Members are limited to two successive three-year terms. Nine members: six judiciary, one court commissioner, one attorney, one public.
Over the past three years, the committee has provided opinions on the following questions:
- May a judge appoint his or her father as a supplemental court commissioner in the same county in which the judge presides?
- May a judge accept an appointment to a military service academy panel?
- Does the Wisconsin Code of Judicial Conduct prohibit a Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge from carrying a concealed weapon in the courthouse and courtroom?
Morrissette said he applied for position because he wanted to do more at the state level.
"I'm looking forward to finding out more about how the court system and the Wisconsin Supreme Court works, and get more insight on judicial behavior," Morrissette said.
Morrissette, who minored in juvenile criminal justice at UW-Stout, said he has always been interested in law and particularly in protecting children.