With that in mind, criminal law practitioners need to know where to go to appear before their favoutire and newly minted circuit court judges.
Altruists that we are, we provide you, courtesy of the REGJB CJ, with the latest comings and goings:
Judge Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos took over Div 2 (Fine) on 9/23/19 and will move from courtroom 6-2/ chambers 602 to courtroom 2-7/chambers 217 on November 4th.
Judge Laura Cruz will take over Div 6 (Multack) on 10/21/19 and will be in courtroom 2-10/ chambers 229.
Judge Bill Altfield will take over Div 20 (Diaz) on 11/4/19 and will be in courtroom 6-2/ chambers 602.
Judge Gina Beovides will take over Div 15/Walsh on 11/4/19 and will be in courtroom 2-2/ chambers 204-205.
Judge Renatha Frances will be leaving Bonds. Judge Mindy Glazer will be returning. Exact date TBA.
Speaking of Judge Frances, she pulled off the rare county-switch, in which the Judge moves to a different county. To pull this off, the Judge has to resign AND get the governor to re-appoint her to a circuit spot in a new county. We are sorry to see Judge Frances go. By all accounts she was and is a rising star and was doing a great job.
BLOG TRIVIA- In our vast institutional knowledge of the REGJB, we can recall only one other Judge pulling off the rare County-Switch. Name the Judge and where she (hint hint) went.
While we are at it, name the former chief judge who resigned from the bench, took a sabbatical, returned, and was reappointed and rose to be CJ of the circuit.