Dodge Co. DA fills out staff after inheriting zero full-time attorneys
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - After being without a single prosecutor, the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office is now just one vacancy away from a full staff.
It’s what Dodge County District Attorney Andrea Will has been able to accomplish since being appointed by Gov. Tony Evers Feb. 1.
“There were a lot of things that had to be done,” Will said.
The agency received statewide attention when former Dodge Co. DA Kurt Klomberg announced he was leaving, citing his concern for a shortage of prosecutors. After he left, the office had zero attorneys who were working full-time.
“I spent the first two weeks on the job focusing only on, not only, but primarily on hiring,” Will said. “There were, there was a huge backlog. There were a number of cases that needed my immediate attention.”
In just two months, Will almost has a full staff with one open position left.
“Fortunately, I was able to recruit some more experienced prosecutors to this office,” Will said. “They wanted the opportunity to participate in a rebuild and were willing to leave their current office.”
Will said her ability to fill these positions is thanks to her network of connections.
“I knew a lot of people before I came to this position,” Will said. “I worked with a lot of different assistant district attorneys, and so I had some connections to be able to fill those vacancies.”
What was once a challenging situation is soon to be another case solved for Will.
“You are in very good hands,” Will said.
Will said there are applicants for the last remaining full-time position and hopes to fill it with an experience prosecutor.
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