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807.13(2)(c)3. 3. The convenience of the parties and the proposed witness, and the cost of producing the witness in relation to the importance of the offered testimony;
807.13(2)(c)4. 4. Whether the procedure would allow full effective cross-examination, especially where availability to counsel of documents and exhibits available to the witness would affect such cross-examination;
807.13(2)(c)5. 5. The importance of presenting the testimony of witnesses in open court, where the finder of fact may observe the demeanor of the witness, and where the solemnity of the surroundings will impress upon the witness the duty to testify truthfully;
807.13(2)(c)6. 6. Whether the quality of the communication is sufficient to understand the offered testimony;
807.13(2)(c)7. 7. Whether a physical liberty interest is at stake in the proceeding; and
807.13(2)(c)8. 8. Such other factors as the court may, in each individual case, determine to be relevant.
807.13(3) (3)Conferences. Whenever the applicable statutes or rules so permit, or the court otherwise determines that it is practical to do so, conferences in civil actions and proceedings may be conducted by telephone.
807.13(4) (4)Notice; reporting; effect of actions taken; access. In any proceeding conducted by telephone under this section:
807.13(4)(a) (a) If the proceeding is required to be reported, a court reporter shall be in simultaneous voice communication with all parties to the call, whether or not in the physical presence of any of them.
807.13(4)(b) (b) Parties entitled to be heard shall be given prior notice of the manner and time of the proceeding. Any participant other than the reporter electing to be present with any other participant shall give reasonable notice thereof to the other participants.
807.13(4)(c) (c) Regardless of the physical location of any party to the call, any waiver, stipulation, motion, objection, decision, order or any other action taken by the court or a party to a reported telephone hearing has the same effect as if made in open court.
807.13(4)(d) (d) With the exception of scheduling conferences and pretrial conferences, proceedings shall be conducted in a courtroom or other place reasonably accessible to the public. Participants in the proceeding may participate by telephone from any location or may elect to be physically present with one or more of the other participants. Simultaneous access to the proceeding shall be provided to persons entitled to attend by means of a loudspeaker or, upon request to the court, by making a person party to the telephone call without charge.
807.13 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 141 Wis. 2d xiii (1987); Sup. Ct. Order, 158 Wis. 2d xvii (1990); 1991 a. 32; 1997 a. 252; 1999 a. 85; 2005 a. 387.
Effective date note Judicial Council Note, 1988: This section [created] allows oral arguments to be heard, evidence to be taken, or conferences to be conducted, by telephone. Sub. (4) prescribes the basic procedure for such proceedings. [Re Order eff. 1-1-88]
Effective date note Judicial Council Note, 1990: The change in sub. (2) (c) (intro.) from "interest of justice" to "good cause" is not intended as substantive, but merely to conform it to the language used in other statutes relating to use of telephonic procedures in judicial proceedings. SS. 967.08, 970.03 (13), 971.14 (1) (c) and (4) (b), and 971.17 (2), Stats. [Re Order eff. 1-1-91]
807.13 Annotation Speaker-telephone testimony in civil jury trials: The next best thing to being there? 1988 WLR 293.
807.13 Annotation Videoconference Trial Testimony. Mondschein. Wis. Law. July 1997.
807.14 807.14 Interpreters. On request of any party, the court may permit an interpreter to act in any civil proceeding other than trial by telephone or live audiovisual means.
807.14 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 141 Wis. 2d xiii (1987); 1997 a. 252.
807.14 Note Judicial Council Note, 1988: This section [created] allows interpreters to serve by telephone or live audio-visual means in civil proceedings other than trials, on request of any party and approval by the court. [Re Order effective Jan. 1, 1988]
807.14 Annotation Se Habla Everything: The Right to an Impartial, Qualified Interpreter. Araiza. Wis. Law. Sept. 1997.
807.15 807.15 Penalty for certain actions by prisoners.
807.15(1) (1) In this section, "prisoner" has the meaning given in s. 801.02 (7) (a) 2.
807.15(2) (2) In any action or special proceeding, including a petition for a common law writ of certiorari, brought by a prisoner, the court may, on its own motion or on the motion of any party, order the department of corrections to extend the prisoner's mandatory release date calculated under s. 302.11 (1) or the prisoner's eligibility for release to extended supervision under s. 302.113 (3) (bm) or 302.114 (3) (c) or order the sheriff to deprive the prisoner of good time under s. 302.43 if the court finds that any of the following applies:
807.15(2)(a) (a) The action or special proceeding was filed for a malicious purpose.
807.15(2)(b) (b) The action or special proceeding was filed solely to harass the party against which it was filed.
807.15(2)(c) (c) The prisoner testifies falsely or otherwise knowingly offers false evidence or provides false information to the court.
807.15(3) (3)
807.15(3)(a)(a) Subject to pars. (b) and (c), if a court orders the department of corrections to extend a prisoner's mandatory release date or eligibility for release to extended supervision or orders the sheriff to deprive the prisoner of good time under sub. (2), the order shall specify the number of days by which the mandatory release date or eligibility for release to extended supervision is to be extended or the good time deprived.
807.15(3)(b) (b) An order under sub. (2) to extend a prisoner's mandatory release date or deprive a prisoner of good time may not require the prisoner to serve more days than provided for under the prisoner's sentence.
807.15(3)(c) (c) An order under sub. (2) to extend the eligibility for release to extended supervision of a prisoner subject to s. 302.113 may not require the prisoner to serve more days in prison than the total length of the prisoner's bifurcated sentence.
807.15(4) (4) This section applies to prisoners who committed an offense on or after September 1, 1998.
807.15 History History: 1997 a. 133, 283.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)