Sub. (1) (a) adds a provision codifying Douglas v. Dewey, 147 Wis. 2d 328, 338, 433 N.W.2d 243 (1989), holding that payment of the appellate filing fee under s. 809.25 (2) (a) 1. is not a prerequisite to filing a notice of appeal. To facilitate the adoption of electronic filing and service, three documents will be filed and served in the circuit court case either with the notice of appeal or shortly thereafter: docketing statement, statement on transcript, and optional motions under s. 809.41 (1) and (4). Circuit court electronic filing users are served when they receive these documents through the circuit court electronic filing system. When the attorney general is made a party by operation of s. 809.802 (1), the attorney general will be served through the appellate electronic filing system. Subsequent documents will be filed and served via the appellate electronic filing system.
Wis. Stat. § 809.10