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Circuit Appellate Panel

On July 1, 2013, a new three judge panel system was implemented in the 17th Judicial Circuit, to preside over county to circuit civil appeals. With a process pattern similar to the 4th District Court of Appeals, this panel will preside not only over county to circuit civil appeals, but also preside over petitions for extraordinary writs seeking mandamus, quo warranto, certiorari, prohibition or habeas corpus relief whether the appeal originates from county civil or county criminal.

Beginning July 1, 2015, all pending county criminal appeals and civil traffic infraction appeals will be transferred to the newly established circuit criminal division AC, as outlined in Administrative Order 2015-18-Gen.

Judges presiding on the Circuit Civil & Criminal Appellate Panel are on a six-month rotation schedule.

Circuit Civil Appellate Panel (January 2016 - June 2016):

Honorable Carol-Lisa Phillips (presiding), the Honorable Michael Gates, and the Honorable Barbara McCarthy

COUNTY TO CIRCUIT CIVIL OPINIONS

Circuit Criminal Appellate Panel (January 2016 - June 2016):

Honorable Andrew Siegel (presiding), the Honorable David Haimes, and the Honorable Michael Usan

Guidelines for Communication with Appellate Division

Administrative Order establishing the panel