Changes to the Court

A State Judicial Needs Study shows that our court should have 138 judicial positions in order to process the caseload in this county. With fewer than 80 judicial officers, we are left with a significant deficit. Our fewer than 80 judicial officers must do the work of 138. As such, we periodically perform analyses to equalize, to the extent possible, caseload throughout the county. This often results in having to shift cases and/or adjust filing boundaries to court locations or regions with more judicial resources. When we do this, we try to balance these needs with those of the public, counsel and justice agencies in an effort to minimize inconveniences and lessen the burden of additional wait times or longer travel distances. To download an overview of changes being made to calendars, filing boundaries, and filing times, please click here.

IMPORTANT: Effective December 1, 2014, 4:00 p.m. will be the cut-off for all types of filings at all court locations. Any document deposited in a court’s drop box or received electronically (efile, fax filing, etc.) up to and including 4:00 p.m. on a court business day will be deemed to have been filed that day. All documents received after 4:00 p.m., regardless of the manner in which they are filed, will be deemed filed “next court day.”