Dedicated to Justice and the Judiciary in Milwaukee
Legal rulings affect people on many levels. Judges have the capacity to influence people in a positive direction, and Paul Dedinsky believes that the very best judges understand this potential and sincerely strive to improve their communities through daily acts of restoring justice.
Many fine qualities define successful judges: Solid work habits, sound judgment, topflight legal scholarship and ability, trial experience, good temperament, knowledge of the law and courtroom procedures, and resistance to pressures that might threaten judicial independence or compromise ethics.
However, the very best of judges do even more. They lead.
Every good judge strives to make the courtroom a place where justice reigns supreme. As a practicing attorney, Paul held the judicial branch of government in high esteem. Whether the case is a large civil matter with high monetary stakes or a small claims case, the judicial branch functions at its best when people receive fair, impartial treatment in a timely and reasonably efficient manner.
In criminal matters, victims desire that justice be restored and their “voice” be heard. Defendants must be treated in an ethical and dignified manner, and in accordance with our country’s standards of substantive and procedural law.
State courts are the workhorse of the judicial branch of government. Statistics show that nationally, well over 90% of all cases get initiated in our state courts. For that reason, circuit court judges have an enormous opportunity, as well as an immense responsibility, to influence and assist litigants towards just resolutions. Paul Dedinsky believes that our judicial system will always need professionals dedicated to this mission and purpose.
Judges must act with firmness, intelligence, and fairness. And judges must exercise caution and restraint, ever mindful and respectful of our legislative and executive branches of government. But, most of all, our judges must act with kindness, patience, compassion, and integrity towards those community members who walk into courtrooms across the state of Wisconsin and the United States of America.