MADISON

The state Supreme Court on Thursday announced its appointment of Walworth County Clerk of Court Sheila Reiff to the clerk of court job for the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Reiff of Elkhorn said she will start Feb. 19.

“I’m very excited,” Reiff said.

She will replace Diane M. Fremgen, who has been in the position since 2012 and was previously appointed deputy director for court operations, according to the release.

Reiff has been the Walworth County clerk of court since 1995, the release states. Reiff also was a deputy clerk and court calendar clerk for 15 years before then.

Her other roles include probate registrar, probate commissioner and clerk of juvenile court. She has served on committees that “provide input and guidance” to the state’s high court in areas such as records management, Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) and the Committee to Improve Interpreting and Translation in the Wisconsin Courts, the release states.

Reiff said she expects the Walworth County judges in the next day or two to announce her interim replacement. A permanent replacement can run in the November general election to begin in January 2019.

One of her tasks in Madison will be to implement e-filing as she did in Walworth County, she said.

“We look forward to the contributions Ms. Reiff will make to the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and the Wisconsin court system as a whole,” Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack said in the release. “She brings with her a great deal of experience running a clerk of court office as well as an in-depth understanding of court procedures and record handling.”

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