In an email released via the Palm Beach Bar Association, the 15th Judicial Circuit released the following announcement. Note this comes on the heels of the prior judicial rotation announcement, sans the embattled Judge Abramson and Florida Supreme Court appointee, Judge Labarga. An appointment of a circuit civil judge to the Fourth DCA might cause further havoc…
At this time the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit is not operating with a full complement of judges. Therefore, the Trial Divisions for Circuit Civil and County Criminal have been temporarily suspended in addition to the temporary suspension of additional cases to Family Division FB. Coverage for the vacant divisions will be handled as follows:· Circuit Civil Division “AE” (currently Judge Stern’s division) will be covered by Judge McCarthy (Judge McCarthy was handling a TD division). Questions regarding this division will be handled by Judy Broderick, she can be reached at 561-355-2147.
· Circuit Civil Division “AG” (currently Judge Hoy’s division) will be covered by Judge Crow (Judge Crow was formally in Family Division “FB”). Questions regarding division “AG” will be handled by Katherine Matthews, she can be reached at 561-355-6580.
· Family Division “FB” is temporarily suspended and cases are being reallocated among the other divisions. Cases currently scheduled before division “FB” will be heard by Judges Kroll, Crow, McCarthy and Rapp. Please contact Connie Thomas, lead Case Manager at 561-355-4656 if you have any questions.
· County Criminal Division “B” (Judge Eissey’s division) will be covered by Judges Cohen, Damico and Cunningham until the end of January, 2009 (Judge Cohen was a TD division). Questions regarding this division shall be directed to Connie Porter at 561-355-1811.
· County Criminal Division “M” (Judge Corlew’s division) will be covered by Judge Cohen (Judge Cohen was formally handling a TD division). Questions regarding this division shall be directed to Dawn McClelland at 561-355-3440.
Please remain patient with the Court during this difficult time. Our goal remains the same at all times: to serve the public by protecting rights and liberties, upholding and interpreting the law, and providing for the peaceful resolution of disputes.