17th Circuit Court


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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 & Sentences Schedule

Criminal Status Conferences & Sentences Schedule
Judges Status Conferences Sentences
Judge Denenfeld Monday 1:30 pm Wednesday 1:30 pm
Judge Benson Tuesday 1:30 pm Thursday 2:00 pm*
*Effective 3/14/19, Thursday will change to 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 2019

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.

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

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