The Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD) Appellate Division represents indigent clients on appeal. The Appellate Division is organized into 2 regions that provide representation throughout Wisconsin.
Handbook - Appellate Practice & Procedure for SPD-Appointed Counsel (updated 10/21)
On Point (appellate case summary & analysis blog)
Templates, Forms & Checklists for Appellate Practitioners
About the Appellate Division
Appellate Attorney Performance Standards
Appeal Information for Trial Attorneys
Perfecting Appeals in WI Public Defender Cases
Initiating a Direct Appeal: What to File, What to Do When It's Too Late
Form NOIs - Criminal by SPD Appointed Counsel
Form MTEs - Criminal, by Counsel
Permissive or Interlocutory Appeals in SPD Cases
Sample Petition for Leave to Appeal a Non-Final Order
Appellate Certification Application Materials
(Please complete all three forms):
General Certification Application (for all cases)
Certification Application - Appellate Cases
If you have questions about the appellate certification process please contact Joe Ehmann in the Madison Appellate Office or Andrea Cornwall in the Milwaukee Appellate Office.
All other Assigned Counsel Division questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.