Who controls municipal court staff?
The municipal governing body must authorize at least one clerk for each court. Wis. Stat. § 755.10(1). Except in the city of Milwaukee, the municipal judge shall in writing appoint the personnel who are authorized by the municipal governing body. Wis. Stat. § 755.10(1). The judge has authority over the hiring, termination, hours of employment, and work responsibilities of the court personnel, when working during hours assigned to the court. The municipal governing body fixes the salary of any municipal court staff. Wis. Stat. § 755.10(1).