A Barron County judge will have to adjust his schedule to be in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Supreme Court in November to receive one of the most prestigious judicial honors in the country.
District 10 Chief Judge Edward Brunner will be receiving the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence.
This is only the 11th year for the award and the first time a wisconsin judge will be honored.
While the award is a great honor for brunner it's his passion for the bench that he says makes his job worth it.
"It dawned on me about a year after I was elected to here and spent a year on the bench that I realized that I have a job that I really love to do," Judge Brunner said.
Judge Brunner is in his 18th year serving as a judge in Barron County.
He says many family and friends will accompany him down to Washington, D.C. for the ceremony.