Madison (WKOW) -- from WI Courts: Justice Michael J. Gableman will be formally sworn in as a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday, October 24, 2008, at 3 p.m. in the Assembly Chamber, located on the second floor of the Capitol's West Wing.
Retired Justice Donald W. Steinmetz will administer the oath of office.
Gableman won election to a 10-year term in April, and took the oath of office in a small ceremony in Burnett County on August 1.
He is the 81st justice to serve on the state's highest court since Wisconsin became a state in 1848.
Born in West Allis, Gableman received a bachelor's degree from Ripon College and a law degree from Hamline University School of Law.
Gableman's early law career included work as an assistant corporation counsel in Forest County, and as an assistant district attorney in Langlade and Marathon counties.
He also served as district attorney for Ashland County and as an administrative law judge for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Gableman was appointed to the bench in Burnett County Circuit Court in 2002 and elected in 2003.
The investiture ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Assembly Parlor.