County to Circuit Appellate Panel
On July 1, 2013, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit instituted a three-judge panel system to preside over the civil and criminal Appellate Divisions. The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit empanels three civil circuit court judges to preside over civil appellate matters, and three criminal circuit court judges to preside over criminal appellate matters. Judges presiding on either the Circuit Civil or Criminal Appellate Panels are on a six-month rotation schedule. For more information concerning the Appellate Division, please review Administrative Order Number 2015-18-Gen Establishing Procedures for Circuit Court Appeals and Petitions for Extraordinary Writs.
Matters in the Civil Appellate Division include: (1) appeals from the county court; (2) appeals from various quasi-judicial boards and administrative agencies; and (3) petitions for extraordinary writs seeking mandamus, quo warranto, certiorari, or prohibition.
Matters in the Criminal Appellate Division include: (1) appeals from the county court, and (2) petitions for extraordinary writs related to criminal matters, including petitions for habeas corpus relief.
All parties must review the Guidelines for Communication with the Appellate Division.
Judges presiding on the Circuit Civil & Criminal Appellate Panel are on a six-month rotation schedule.
* NEW* Circuit Civil Appellate Panel (July 2017 – December 2017):
Honorable Martin Bidwill (presiding), the Honorable Carlos Rodriguez, and the Honorable Raag Singhal
* NEW* Circuit Criminal Appellate Panel (July 2017 – December 2017):
Honorable Ilona Holmes (presiding), the Honorable Tim Bailey, and the Honorable Martin Fein