17th Circuit Court


Motion Calendar

Personal Protection Orders: A specified time exists for Personal Protection Order hearings (objections to PPO, motions to dismiss PPO and motions for permanent PPO) held before the Circuit Court Referees: Monday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Settlement Conferences: Definition - a conference held as a final attempt to settle the case. The attorney, their clients, or other parties who have settlement authority, meet with the Judge to settle the case. The settlement conferences are set for 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm on Mondays through Thursdays.

Trial Dates: Trials are scheduled to begin at 8:30 and to conclude by 1:00 pm. However, to accommodate witnesses, attorneys, etc., some trials continue into the afternoons until about 4:30 pm.

Adjournment Policy: Adjournments are at the assigned Judge's discretion to promote the cause of justice. Requests for adjournments must be made in writing either in motion form or by stipulation. An adjournment is not granted until the Judge signs an order. Friday morning motions may be adjourned by the attorneys and notifying the Court. Each of the seven Circuit Court Judges assigned to the Civil/Criminal division have weekly plea/sentence schedules.

Criminal Status Conferences, Pleas & Sentences

Criminal Status Conferences, Pleas & Sentences Schedule
Judges Status Conferences/Pleas Sentences
Judge Benson Status: Tuesday 1:30 pm
Pleas: Tuesday 2:00 pm
Thursday 1:30pm
Judge Denenfeld Monday 1:30 pm Wednesday 1:30 pm
Judge Quist Thursday 1:30 pm Monday 2:00 pm
Judge Rossi Monday 2:00 pm Wednesday 2:00 pm
Judge Sullivan Thursday 1:30 pm Tuesday 2:00 pm
Judge Trusock Monday 1:30 pm Thursday 1:30 pm

Presiding Judge Schedule for Year 2020 Civil/Criminal Division of the Circuit Court

The 17th Judicial Circuit has each Judge in the Civil/Criminal division serve two-month terms as a Presiding Judge. The Presiding Judge does the criminal felony arraignments on Fridays, reviews orders with no case numbers and reviews requests for fee waivers.

(Selected by Random Draw)   

Judge Term
Denenfeld January
Trusock February
Yates March
Sullivan April
Rossi May
Benson June
Sullivan July
Quist August
Benson September
Yates October
Denenfeld November
Quist December

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