Slate, Mark T.
Circuit Court Judge

Court reporters, although sometimes taken for granted because they are seldom heard or seen, play a critical function in the courtroom.  Court reporters take a verbatim transcript of everything that happens in the courtroom.

Green Lake County utilizes two court reporters.  Brenda Sosinsky is the main court reporter, with Jill Bartol filling in on a part-time basis.

Sosinsky, Brenda
(920) 294-4045
Bartoll, Jill
(920) 294-4045 

The Register in Probate oversees the Probate Court.  Probate is the court-supervised process for the orderly transfer of a decedent's assets to those who are entitled to them.  The process ensures that notice is properly given, that all debts, taxes, and expenses are paid, that the assets are distributed in accordance with the last Will or to the heirs as determined by statute.

Calabresa, Samantha
Deputy Register in Probate
(920) 294-4042

A guide on informal probate

The Family Court Commissioner hears all Mediation Screenings, Temporary Orders in divorce cases and Stipulated Divorce Hearings. If you need to contact the Family Court Commissioner you can contact him by mail at the courthouse address, or call.

Conti, Henry  
(920) 294-4042

Mediation Request Form

Green Lake County Small Claims Local Rules
(This rule shall be effective March 1, 2014)

I. Service of Summons. The Court authorizes service by mail, as allowed under Wis. Stat. 799.12(2) and in eviction proceedings by certified mail as allowed under Wis. Stat. 799.12(3). Contempt proceedings must be personally served.

II. Pleadings. All pleadings shall be in writing. A defendant, or their attorney, may file an Answer, Counterclaim or Affirmative Defense with the Clerk of Court and opposing party at or before the return date, or, if appearing at the return date in person and orally claimed, within 10 calendar days of the return date. Failure to do so may result in a default judgment.

III. Personal Appearance. Parties do need not appear in person at the return date EXCEPT for evictions and contempt proceedings, which they MUST appear in person.

Other court's local rules


Franklin B. Hawes
1862-1870

A.G. Myers
1870-1874

Thomas B. Ryan
1874-1878

J. Edmund Millard
1878-1898

Sherman G. Potter
1898-1915

Perry Nekern
1915-1938

George Ostrander
1938-1956

David C. Willis
1957-1992

W.M. McMonigal
1992-2011