Gov. Evers appoints Patricia Baker to the Portage County Circuit Court

STEVENS Place, Wis. (WSAW) – Gov. Evers announced Wednesday he is appointing Patricia Baker to the Portage County Circuit Court docket. The appointment fills a emptiness developed by the retirement of Judge Thomas T. Flugaur.

“Patricia Baker is an outstanding legal professional who will bring a wealth of knowledge to the bench. I know that everyone in her courtroom will be handled quite and with dignity, no matter of history,” stated Gov. Evers.

A former assistant district attorney and previous president of the Portage County Bar Affiliation, Baker at the moment signifies shoppers in family law and felony protection matters. Baker has around 20 several years of knowledge as a household legislation mediator and frequently serves as guardian ad litem. She has been regularly elected to the Stevens Point Location Public Faculty District, the place she has served as Treasurer, Clerk, and chair of two committees. Baker was beforehand president of Mid-Point out Impartial Living Decisions, Inc., an corporation dedicated to serving men and women with disabilities, and the Community Basis of Central Wisconsin, a 501(c)(3) general public charity that provides scholarships and grants to enhance the quality of lifestyle in Portage and Waushara counties, according to a information release.

“Trish has a wide base of experience in the spots of law that she will see as a trial court judge. She also has the persistence and empathy required to make the tough selections she will experience just about every working day,” stated Choose Thomas Flugaur.

“I am so delighted to be appointed to serve as the Portage County Branch III Judge” said Baker. “I have put in my complete authorized occupation working in the legislation to realize justice whether it is for a victim of a criminal offense, a particular person with a incapacity, or an abused kid my objective has constantly been to use the regulation fairly. I will proceed to get the job done to deal with each and every man or woman who enters the courtroom with respect, dignity, and fairness.”

Baker will be the initially female to at any time provide as a circuit court docket choose in Portage County. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Legislation College and the University of Minnesota – Twin Towns.

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