DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL, FIRST DISTRICT

 

                                                             Tallahassee, Fl.  32399

 

                                                            Telephone (904) 488-6151

 

                                               Date _______________________________

 

 

 

                                                               Administrative Order:

                                          In re Assignment of Cases to Court Divisions, 95-2

 

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

 

Pursuant to Section 43.30, Florida Statutes, and the affirmative vote of a majority of the judges of this court on August 22, 1995, Administrative Orders 94-2, dated October 3, 1994, and 95-1, dated June 20, 1995, are amended by adding the following provisions regarding the creation of a Criminal Division and assignment of cases:

1.  A Criminal Division is hereby established effective January 1, 1996, to hear matters assigned to it by the Chief Judge.

2.  All criminal cases and all cases that originate from prisoners involving their conviction or sentence, juvenile delinquency cases, and criminal derivative actions such as gain time or parole decision challenges, habeas corpus, etc., will be assigned to the Criminal Division;

3.  All cases not assigned to the Administrative Division or the Criminal Division will be assigned to the General Division


4.  The Chief Judge shall have sole discretion in assigning cases to divisions.  The assignment of cases to a division is not jurisdictional, and a claim that a case was decided by the "wrong" division shall not be the basis for reconsideration of the case.

5.  The chief is responsible for assigning judges to the three divisions.  Assignments to divisions will be for a minimum of two years with normal rotations occurring January 1 of each even numbered year. 

6.  On January 1 on each even numbered year any judge who has served the minimum two year assignment in a division and notifies the Chief Judge of his or her desire to change divisions will be reassigned to another division as determined by the Chief Judge.

7.  The Chief Judge may reassign judges between divisions, either temporarily or permanently, when necessary to meet the needs of the court.

Witness the Honorable E. Earle Zehmer, Chief Judge of the First District Court of Appeal and the Seal of said Court, at Tallahassee, Florida, this _____ day of August, 1995.

 

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is (a true copy of ) the original court order.

 

Jon S. Wheeler, Clerk

 

 

By:  ____________________________

Deputy Clerk

 

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                                          DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL, FIRST DISTRICT

 

                                                             Tallahassee, Fl.  32399

 

                                                            Telephone (904) 488-6151

 

                                               Date _______________________________

 

 

                                                               Administrative Order:

                                              In re Assignment of Judges to Divisions, 95-3

 

 

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

 

The following judges are assigned for the term January 1, 1996 through December 31, 1997 to the Divisions as listed.

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION

 

Judge E. Earle Zehmer

Judge Richard W. Ervin, III

Judge Edward T. Barfield

Judge Charles J. Kahn, Jr.

Judge Marguerite H. Davis

 

CRIMINAL DIVISION

 

Judge Charles E. Miner, Jr.

Judge Michael E. Allen

Judge Peter D. Webster

Judge Stephan P. Mickle

Judge L. Arthur Lawrence, Jr.

 

CIVIL DIVISION

 

Judge Anne C. Booth

Judge James E. Joanos

Judge James R. Wolf

Judge Robert T. Benton, II

Judge William A. Van Nortwick, Jr.


 

Witness the Honorable E. Earle Zehmer, Chief Judge of the First District Court of Appeal and the Seal of said Court, at Tallahassee, Florida, this _____ day of August, 1995.

 

 

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is (a true copy of ) the original court order.

 

Jon S. Wheeler, Clerk

 

 

By:  ____________________________

Deputy Clerk

 

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