Vilas County Wisconsin
Government Services

CORPORATION COUNSEL

Contact Information

Corporation Counsel – Attorney Martha J. Milanowski
Assistant Corporation Counsel – Vacant
Legal Assistant – Stephanie Nesbitt

Vilas County Courthouse
330 Court Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715.479.3714
Fax: 715.479.3750
Email

The Corporation Counsel is the primary legal and administrative counsel for the County Board, its committees, and all County departments. The Corporation Counsel advises and represents the County in all civil, administrative, and regulatory matters. This includes prosecuting zoning ordinance and various other civil ordinance violations, as well as representing the public in court on child protection cases, guardianships, and involuntary mental, drug, and alcohol commitments. The Corporation Counsel also drafts and reviews County contracts, policies, procedures, ordinances, resolutions, and a wide variety of other documents.

Procedures for mental and drug dependent commitments - Chapter 51 of the Wisconsin Statutes

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR ASSISTANCE.

INVOLUNTARY MENTAL and/or DRUG COMMITMENTS Section 51.20 and
INVOLUNTARY ALCOHOL COMMITMENTS Section 51.45(13)

As part of the screening process, a questionnaire form must be completed by 3 adult individuals, at least one of whom has personal knowledge of the conduct, all 3 must be willing to sign a petition and to personally testify at a minimum of two (2) court hearings. This would also include coming to the Corporation Counsel’s office to discuss this matter and sign the petition before a notary.

Each person must fill out one of the pertinent questionnaires and return it to the Corporation Counsel’s office for review. You may email, fax, mail or drop them off to the Corporation Counsel’s office.
Involuntary commitment questionnaire alcohol
Involuntary commitment questionnaire drug
Involuntary commitment questionnaire mental

NOTE: Wisconsin Statutes give the Corporation Counsel's office the discretion to determine if a petition will be filed. Making an appointment does not guarantee the filing of a petition.