IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR HARDEE, HIGHLANDS, AND POLK COUNTIES, FLORIDA

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 1-1.24

ASSIGNMENTS OF JUDGES

JANUARY 3, 2005 THROUGH JULY 4, 2005

In accordance with the provision of Local Rule One of the circuit it is ORDERED AND ADJUDGED
as follows:

1. That the judges are assigned to the section and divisions of the court in accordance with the schedule attached and marked as Exhibit A, the same to be effective January 3, 2005 through July 4, 2005. Administrative Order No. 1-1.23 is effective through January 2, 2005.

2. That the judges are assigned additional duties in order to provide adequate judicial manpower for various divisions of the Court, the same being set forth for the period of January 3, 2005 through July 4, 2005 in the following attachments and marked as: 

EXHIBIT B JUDICIAL RELIEF ASSIGNMENTS

        EXHIBIT C ASSIGNMENT TO SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT HEARINGS URESA CONTEMPT HEARINGS, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE (DOR) PATERNITY CASES AND NEW URESA CASES.

        EXHIBIT D ASSIGNMENT TO WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY DUTY INCLUDING FIRST APPEARANCE HEARINGS AND JUVENILE DETENTION HEARINGS.

EXHIBIT E-1 DUTY JUDGE SCHEDULE FOR POLK COUNTY

EXHIBIT E-2 DUTY JUDGE SCHEDULE FOR HIGHLANDS/HARDEE COUNTIES

EXHIBIT F JURY TRIAL SCHEDULE

EXHIBIT G CALENDAR FOR CHAMBER HEARINGS

EXHIBIT H COUNTY COURT CALENDAR

EXHIBIT I QUALIFICATION OF JUROR ASSIGNMENTS

EXHIBIT J CIRCUIT AND COUNTY JUDGES HEARING ROOMS AND CHAMBERS

EXHIBIT K ASSIGNMENT OF JUDGES TO PRESIDE OVER POLK COUNTY JURY PULL

3. That if the section which has a visiting judge assigned becomes available, then that section will take the assignments and will immediately notify the visiting judge and the Court Administrator.

4. That the Clerk of Court in Polk County shall:

A. Effective January 3, 2005, randomly assign new cases to the sections in the ratio shown in Exhibit A attached.

B. Effective January 3, 2005, assign NON IV-D support enforcement cases in accordance with Exhibit C attached. Also, effective that date, the Department of Revenue shall assign IV-D support enforcement hearings, URESAs, contempt cases, paternity and new URESA cases in accordance with Exhibit C attached.

5. That the Clerk of the Courts in Hardee County, effective January 3, 2005, will assign cases to the section in Exhibit A attached.

6. That the Clerk of the Courts in Highlands County, effective January 3, 2005, will assign cases to the section in Exhibit A attached.

7. That, when any judge is recused from a case, the case will be reassigned by the Chief Judge, or in his absence, his designee.

8. That, when two or more cases are consolidated, any judge to whom one of the cases has been assigned shall enter an Order of Consolidation and provide that all cases be assigned to the section having the lower numbered case file.

9. That in the event circumstances develop which preclude a judge’s availability for weekend first appearance or emergency duty as specified in Schedules D and E, the judge assigned shall be responsible for securing necessary judicial relief and notifying the Court Administrator’s office accordingly.

10. That this Order is effective for planning and implementation as indicated herein and modifies Administrative Order No. 1-1.23 which is canceled as of January 2, 2005.

 

Done and Ordered in chambers, at Bartow, Polk County, Florida this 2nd day of November, 2004.

Ronald A. Herring,
Chief Judge

Attachments:

Exhibits A through K

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