Search Online Court Records With Care

Many clients use the Wisconsin circuit court website, known as “CCAP,” wcca.wicourts.gov, to obtain information about state civil and criminal court cases.

CCAP information includes a case’s parties, judge, a list history, and status.

One using CCAP, however, must be careful to avoid liability by unwittingly using such information for illegal purposes.

For example, a potential employer may not generally discriminate against a job applicant based on an arrest or conviction record. It cannot ask about arrests, other than pending charges.
If an employer refuses to hire a qualified applicant because of a conviction, that offense must be substantially related to the particular job’s circumstances.

This is just one example of how an employer’s innocent CCAP search can unintentionally open a can of worms.

FOS can help you use CCAP information legally, and lessen potential liability.