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Wisconsin Recordkeeping Project - Final Report

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Wisconsin circuit courts should implement uniform records management and case processing procedures in all case types. These uniform procedures should include the general standards and case processing procedures developed as part of the Wisconsin model recordkeeping system.
Wisconsin State courts should implement the comprehensive one-write accounting system developed as part of this project unless they already have automated accounting systems in place. Wisconsin circuit courts should have a set of standard forms which are designed to take advantage of cost-effective modern business form design techniques to allow early and continuous case monitoring and accurate, simple reporting to the Wisconsin Court Information System. A coordinated effort between the Director of the State Courts Office and the Wisconsin Historical Society should continue in an effort to formalize the suggested records and retention disposition guidelines and schedules. Other recommendations pertain to the development and maintenance of the uniform recordskeeping procedures and in monitoring and assisting counties which are in the process of developing automated systems. Study data are appended. (Author summary modified)