Chief Judge & Duty Judge Schedule

Chief Judge & Duty Judge Schedules for 25th JDC25th JDC Chief Judge

The Chief Judge has certain administrative responsibilities, including presiding over some meetings of the judges. The Chief Judge remains an active judge of the court hearing and deciding cases, but may take on a reduced caseload to perform administrative tasks.

The 25th Judicial District Court (JDC) rotates its chief judgeship annually according to the following rotation:

Year
Court
Presiding
2016
Division B
Judge Michael D. Clement
2017
Division A
Judge Kevin D. Conner
2018
Division B
Judge Michael D. Clement

25th JDC Duty Judge

There is established in the 25th JDC the position of Duty Judge who shall:

Serve as Committing Magistrate for all criminal matters, including the following responsibilities:

  • All weekend and holiday emergencies
  • Fixing bail
  • Signing property bond orders
  • Signing search and arrest warrants
  • Detaining juveniles and holding continued custody hearings
  • Appointing counsel for those persons in custody
  • All other matters relating to persons in custody, except when the case has been allotted to another judge who is available
  • Handle all civil matters not referable to the allotted judge, including:
    • Default judgments, if the allotted judge is unavailable
    • Actions such as civil commitments, injunctions, protective orders, habeas corpus or other summary proceedings in emergency cases when the judge to whom the matter is allotted is unavailable or cannot be located after diligent effort.
    • Provide for his/her replacement during times of his/her unavailability

The judges of the 25th JDC rotate duty on a monthly basis.

Month
Court
Presiding
January
Division A
Judge Kevin D. Conner
February
Division B
Judge Michael D. Clement
March
Division A
Judge Kevin D. Conner
April
Division B
Judge Michael D. Clement
May
Division A
Judge Kevin D. Conner
June
Division B
Judge Michael D. Clement
July
Division A
Judge Kevin D. Conner
August
Division B
Judge Michael D. Clement
September
Division A
Judge Kevin D. Conner
October
Division B
Judge Michael D. Clement
November
Division A
Judge Kevin D. Conner
December
Division B
Judge Michael D. Clement