Supreme Court appoints new chief judge

April 1, 2010 8:36:20 AM PDT
The state Supreme Court has appointed a new chief judge for northeastern Wisconsin courts. Brown County Circuit Judge Donald R. Zuidmulder will head the Eighth Judicial District, made up of courts in Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie and Waupaca counties.

Zuidmulder replaces Sue E. Bischel, who stepped down from her chief judge duties due to time constraints. Zuidmulder will serve out the remainder of her term, which runs through July 31.

Zuidmulder was elected to the bench in 1997 after a 22-year career in private practice. He also served as Brown County district attorney and as an assistant attorney general.