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Judge Vincent Howard announces retirement


WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -  If you have legal experience and like wearing black to work, there’s a job opening to consider. Marathon County Circuit Judge Vincent Howard is retiring February 1st. Governor Scott Walker is seeking applications for the bench now, so he can appoint Howard’s successor.

Judge Howard was first appointed to Branch 4 of the Marathon County Circuit Court in 1982, and remained there following elections in 1983 and 1989. He lost his election in 1995 to current Judge Greg Grau. After a short break, Howard was then appointed to succeed Ann Walsh Bradley in Branch 3. He’s been there since his 1995 appointment.

Judge Howard has presided over several high profile cases, including the recent Dale and Leilani Neumann prayer death case.


The following is the posting from Governor Scott Walker’s office:

Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today that he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Marathon County Circuit Court.The new appointee will replace outgoing Marathon County Circuit Court Judge Vincent K. Howard, who will be retiring from office on February 1, 2013.To apply, please submit the following:Cover LetterResume (not exceeding two pages)References (list of 3-4)Two Writing SamplesJudicial Application: found on Governor Walker’s website: www.walker.wi.gov.(Select the Judicial Application button, after clicking “Apply to Serve” at the top of the page)

Complete application materials should be submitted via email to the following: judicialappointments@wisconsin.gov

All application materials for this judicial appointment must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012. Following submission, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application, and describing the general process for the appointment.Potential applicants with questions about the process should email their questions to judicialappointments@wisconsin.gov. If you need to speak with someone immediately, you may contact Brian Hagedorn at 608-266-1212.