Wisconsin Supreme Court takes its cases on the road, first time in Waukesha Co.

WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) -- Only a very select number of cases make their way in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, justices took three cases on the road to share the Supreme Court experience, and for the first time ever, did it in Waukesha County.

"Since 1993, Justice on Wheels has connected the courts directly with 9,000 people including an estimated 300 that will be here today," said Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

Justice on Wheels is an outreach program that gives other people in the state an opportunity to watch the Supreme Court at work outside of the state Capitol.

"I think people really appreciate being able to get up close to the justices and have a chance to see how a case is decided or hear the arguments in a case," said Court Information Officer Tom Sheehan.

Waukesha North High School students took a field trip to the County Courthouse to see first-hand what they're learning in the classroom.

"This was my first time ever being in a courtroom so I thought it was pretty interesting to see the dynamics of the different people like arguing their different sides. I thought it was pretty cool," said Waukesha North senior Katey Olsen.

Helping students understand the court system and learn how these cases can directly impact them.

"The Supreme Court takes cases that have state-wide significance and resolves legal issues that haven't been settled before in state law," said Sheehan.

Making the justice system more accessible for everyone.

For more information on the three cases heard in Waukesha County, CLICK HERE.