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The Clark County Judicial System consists of 8 Courts:


  • Clark Circuit Court
  • Clark Superior Court #1
  • Clark Superior Court #2
  • Clark Superior Court #3
  • Jeffersonville City Court
  • Charlestown City Court
  • Clarksville Town Court
  • Sellersburg Town Court
  • The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for filing criminal cases in each of these 8 Courts, all of which have jurisdiction to hear criminal cases. Once filed, criminal cases are assigned to a particular Judge based upon Local Rules of Practice adopted in 1995.

    Generally, misdemeanor cases are filed in the city/town court in the jurisdiction where they are committed. Other traffic cases and all Class D Felony cases are filed in the Clark Superior Court #3. All Felony drug cases are filed in Clark Superior Court #2. Juvenile cases are filed in Clark Superior Court #1. Murder and Class A, B, or C Felony cases are filed in Clark Circuit Court or Clark Superior Court #1.


    CLARK CIRCUIT COURT

    Indiana's Fourth Judicial Circuit, consisting of Clark County, was established by statute (IC 33-4-1-10) pursuant to the Indiana Constitution at Article VII, § 7, which authorizes the election of a Clark Circuit Court Judge for a term of six (6) years without limitations, and requires the Judge to be a resident of Clark County and admitted to the practice of law in the state of Indiana.

    The Clark Circuit Court has original jurisdiction to preside over all civil and criminal cases. (IC 33-4-4-3) The Court also has appellate jurisdiction to hear appeals from the Jeffersonville City Court, the Charlestown City Court, the Sellersburg Town Court, and the Clarksville Town Court. Unlike traditional appeals, appeals from City and Town Courts are tried de novo in the Clark Circuit or Superior Court. (IC 33-10.1-5-9)

    The Clark Circuit Court is located on the 2nd Floor on the East Wing of the County Government Building at 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 285-6308. The Clark Circuit Court Probation Office is located on the 3rd Floor on the West Wing of the County Government Building at 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 285-6314.

    Longtime Clark Circuit Court Judge, Daniel F. Donahue, retired in June 2008 after serving 22 years, and was replaced by Abraham A. Navarro, who was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels and served through the end of the year. The current Clark Circuit Court Judge, Daniel E. Moore, was elected in November 2008 and began service in January 2009.

    CLARK CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES
    Daniel E. Moore
    Abraham A. Navarro
    Daniel F. Donahue
    Clifford H. Maschmeyer
    James L. Bottorff
    George C. Kopp
    James W. Fortune
    Harry C. Montgomery
    James K. Marsh
    George H. D. Gibson
    Charles P. Ferguson
    Simeon K. Wolfe
    John S. Davis
    George A. Bickwell
    William T. Otto
    2009 - present
    2008 - 2008
    1987 - 2008
    1963 - 1986
    1939 - 1962
    1927 - 1938
    1915 - 1926
    1905 - 1914
    1899 - 1904
    1893 - 1898
    1881 - 1882
    1881 - 1881
    1877 - 1880
    1853 - 1876
    1844 - 1852

    STAFF
    Sherry Routh
    Gelsena Smith
    Adrianne Fuller
    David Munden
    Carissa Corolis
    Ginger Morlan
    Probate Administrator
    Court Reporter
    Court Reporter
    Chief Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Assistant to Probation


    CLARK SUPERIOR COURT #1

    The Clark Superior Court #1 was created by statute in 1967. At that time, it was given no jurisdiction to hear criminal cases or probate matters. It had concurrent jurisdiction with the Clark Circuit Court in civil cases, and exclusive jurisdiction over divorce and juvenile proceedings. The statute prescribed a four (4) year term of Office, and required the Judge to be a resident of Clark County and admitted to the practice of law in the state of Indiana.

    In 1976, the statute was amended to prescribe a six (6) year term of Office. In 1982, the statute was amended to make the jurisdiction of the court the same as the Clark Circuit Court. All Clark Superior Courts now have original jurisdiction to preside over all civil and criminal cases. (IC 33-5-10-2.5) The Court also has appellate jurisdiction to hear appeals from the Jeffersonville City Court, the Charlestown City Court, the Sellersburg Town Court, and the Clarksville Town Court. Unlike traditional appeals, appeals from City and Town Courts are tried de novo in the Clark Circuit or Superior Court. (IC 33-10.1-5-9)

    The Clark Superior Court #1 is located on the 2nd Floor on the East Wing of the County Government Building at 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 285-6294. The Adult and Juvenile Court Probation Office of Clark Superior Court #1 is also located on the 3rd Floor on the East Wing of the County Government Building at 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 285-6300.

    The current Clark Superior Court #1 Judge, Vicki L. Carmichael, was elected to that Office in 2006.

    CLARK COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT #1 JUDGES
    Vicki L. Carmichael
    Jerome F. Jacobi
    Clementine B. Barthold
    Harry S. Paynter
    Warren W. Martin
    2007 - present
    1995 - 2006
    1983 - 1994
    1973 - 1982
    1967 - 1972

    STAFF
    Lori Fleeman
    Renee Darnell
    Diana Benson
    Terri Datillo
    James Reagan
    Kathie Danner
    Henry Ford
    Rupert Strawbridge
    Amanda King
    Nancy Thomas
    Debbie Cooper
    Pam Fleece
    Office Manager / Court Reporter
    Court Reporter
    Court Reporter
    Bailiff
    Chief Probation Officer
    Chief Deputy Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Administrative Assistant
    Administrative Assistant
    Administrative Assistant


    CLARK SUPERIOR COURT #2

    The Clark Superior Court #2 was created by statute in 1982. The statute prescribes a six (6) year term of Office, and requires the Judge to be a resident of Clark County and admitted to the practice of law in the state of Indiana.

    The jurisdiction of the court is the same as the Clark Circuit Court. All Clark Superior Courts have original jurisdiction to preside over all civil and criminal cases. (IC 33-5-10-2.5) The Court also has appellate jurisdiction to hear appeals from the Jeffersonville City Court, the Charlestown City Court, the Sellersburg Town Court, and the Clarksville Town Court. Unlike traditional appeals, appeals from City and Town Courts are tried de novo in the Clark Circuit or Superior Court. (IC 33-10.1-5-9)

    The Clark Superior Court #2 is located on the 2nd Floor on the East Wing of the County Government Building at 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, In 47130 (812) 285-6333. The Clark Superior Court #2 Probation Office is located on the 3rd Floor on the West Wing of the County Government Building at 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 285-6322.

    The current Clark Superior Court #2 Judge, Jerome F. Jacobi, was elected to that Office in 2008, after having served as Clark County Prosecuting Attorney (1983-1989) and Clark Superior Court #1 Judge (1995-2006).

    CLARK COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT #2 JUDGES
    Jerome F. Jacobi
    Cecile A. Blau
    George A. Jacobs
    2009 - present
    1997 - 2008
    1982 - 1996

    STAFF
    Leann Holloway
    Darla Stahl
    Patricia Hill
    Jeremy Snelling
    Susan Knoebel
    Brian Sharp
    Shellie Current
    Nathan Bills
    Stacy Gilbert
    Jessie McDowell
    Court Reporter
    Court Reporter
    Court Reporter
    Bailiff
    Chief Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Administrative Assistant
    Drug Court Case Manager


    CLARK SUPERIOR COURT #3

    The Clark Superior Court #3 was created by statute in 1995, when the Clark County Court was elevated to the Clark Superior Court #3. (IC 33-5-10-1.5) The Clark County Court was created by statute in 1976. At that time, the civil jurisdiction of the Court was limited to actions where the amount in controversy was less than $3000. Criminal jurisdiction was limited to misdemeanors. The statute prescribed a four (4) year term of Office, and required the Judge to be a resident of Clark County and admitted to the practice of law in the state of Indiana. (IC 33-10.5-2)

    In 1979, the criminal jurisdiction of the County Court was increased to include Class D Felonies. In 1984, the statute was amended to prescribe a six (6) year term of Office.

    With the elevation of the Clark County Court to Clark Superior Court #3 in 1995, this Court now has the same jurisdiction as the Clark Circuit Court, except that the Clark Superior Court #3 has a small claims and misdemeanor docket. All Clark Superior Courts have original jurisdiction to preside over all civil and criminal cases. (IC 33-5-10-2.5) The Court also has appellate jurisdiction to hear appeals from the Jeffersonville City Court, the Charlestown City Court, the Sellersburg Town Court, and the Clarksville Town Court. Unlike traditional appeals, appeals from City and Town Courts are tried de novo in the Clark Circuit or Superior Court. (IC 33-10.1-5-9)

    The Clark Superior Court #3 is located on the 2nd Floor on the East Wing of the County Government Building at 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 285-6316. The Clark Superior Court #3 Probation Office is located on the 3rd Floor on the West Wing of the County Government Building at 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 285-6322.

    Longtime Clark Superior Court #3 Judge Steven M. Fleece retired in 2008 after serving 24 years. The current Clark Superior Court #3 Judge, Joe P. Weber, was elected in November 2008 after serving as Clarksville Town Court Judge (1988-2008).

    CLARK COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT #3 JUDGES
    Joe P. Weber
    Steven M. Fleece
    Samuel K. Gwin
    2009 - present
    1985 - 2008
    1976 - 1984

    STAFF
    Dawn Wills
    Heather Brock
    Candice Weddle
    Katie Clark
    Lori Love
    Whitney Newton
    Karla Donahue
    Julie Sumler
    Fran Pendleton
    Dennis Sumler
    Jamie Hayden
    Terry Dorsett
    Julie Osborne
    Jerry Priest
    Elizabeth Starck
    Angela Stephens
    Anthony Todd
    Eric Watkins
    William Delehanty
    Joe Renck
    Robert Clements
    Missi Denney
    Judy Bussey
    Annette Trump
    Pat Glass
    Office Manager / Court Reporter
    Assistant Court Reporter
    Assistant Court Reporter
    Bailiff
    File Clerk
    File Clerk
    Traffic Clerk / Office Manager
    Traffic Clerk
    Traffic Clerk
    Chief Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Home Incarceration Coordinator
    Community Services Coordinator
    Alcohol and Drug Services Coordinator
    Secretary
    Secretary
    Secretary
    Secretary


    JEFFERSONVILLE CITY COURT

    The Jeffersonville City Court was created pursuant to statute (IC 18-1-14-1) in 1959, and began operations on January 1, 1960. With the abolition of the Justice of the Peace Courts and the reorganization of all state courts in the 1970's, City and Town Courts were abolished. However, a savings clause allowed all such Courts in existence on January 1, 1981 to continue operations. Today, any Second or Third Class City or Town may by Ordinance create or abolish a City or Town Court. The Jeffersonville City Court is one of 71 City and Town Courts across the state.

    The criminal jurisdiction of the Court is limited to misdemeanors. The civil jurisdiction of the Court is limited to cases where the amount in controversy does not exceed $500, but includes enforcement of infractions and city ordinance violations. Cases involving real estate, probate, slander, and all equitable actions are specifically excluded from the Court's jurisdiction. (IC 33-10.1-2) A City or Town Court has jurisdiction to hear misdemeanor cases which were allegedly committed outside the city/town limits, as long as it was committed within the county.

    The Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanors and infractions in City and Town Courts. The City or Town Attorney is responsible for enforcement of Ordinance violations in City and Town Courts.

    Ordinarily, the City or Town Court Judge resolves issues of fact in pending cases. However, upon demand a jury trial may be held. Appeals from Judgments of the City or Town Court may be taken to the Clark Circuit Court or the Clark Superior Court. Unlike traditional appeals, appeals from City and Town Courts are tried de novo in the Clark Circuit or Superior Court. (IC 33-10.1-5-9)

    The Judge of a City or Town Court is elected during municipal elections by the legal voters of the City or Town. The statutes prescribe a four (4) year term of Office, without limitations. The Judge of the Jeffersonville City Court, the Charlestown City Court, the Clarksville Town Court, and the Sellersburg Town Court must be a resident of the city/town during the term of Office, but need not be an attorney.

    The Jeffersonville City Court is located on the 1st Floor in the Jeffersonville City Hall, located at 500 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 285-6431. The Jeffersonville City Court Probation Office is also located on the 1st Floor in the Jeffersonville City Hall, located at 500 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 285-6436.

    Jeffersonville City Court Webpage

    The current Jeffersonville City Court Judge, Kenneth C. Pierce II, is an attorney licensed to practice in Indiana, and was elected to that Office in 2007.

    JEFFERSONVILLE CITY COURT JUDGES
    Kenneth C. Pierce II
    R. Scott Lewis
    Vicki L. Carmichael
    Roger L. Lindsey
    Duard B. Avery, Jr.
    George A. Jacobs
    William L. Allen
    Thomas S. Pointer
    Robert L. Schnatter
    2008 - present
    2007 - 2007
    2000 - 2007
    1988 - 1999
    1976 - 1987
    1974 - 1975
    1968 - 1974
    1962 - 1967
    1960 - 1962

    STAFF
    Jamie Miller
    Stacy Armour
    Debra Hughes
    Joan Garrett Little
    Patty Rush
    Jennifer Boyd
    Court Clerk
    Court Reporter
    Chief Probation Officer
    Probation Officer
    Administrative Assistant
    Traffic Clerk


    CHARLESTOWN CITY COURT


    The Charlestown City Court was created pursuant to statute (IC 18-1-14-1) in 1959, and began operations on January 1, 1960. With the abolition of the Justice of the Peace Courts and the reorganization of all state courts in the 1970's, City and Town Courts were abolished. However, a savings clause allowed all such Courts in existence on January 1, 1981 to continue operations. Today, any Second or Third Class City or Town may by Ordinance create or abolish a City or Town Court. The Charlestown City Court is one of 71 City and Town Courts across the state.

    The criminal jurisdiction of the Court is limited to misdemeanors. The civil jurisdiction of the Court is limited to cases where the amount in controversy does not exceed $500, but includes enforcement of infractions and city ordinance violations. Cases involving real estate, probate, slander, and all equitable actions are specifically excluded from the Court's jurisdiction. (IC 33-10.1-2) A City or Town Court has jurisdiction to hear misdemeanor cases which were allegedly committed outside the city/town limits, as long as it was committed within the county.

    The Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanors and infractions in City and Town Courts. The City or Town Attorney is responsible for enforcement of Ordinance violations in City and Town Courts.

    Ordinarily, the City or Town Court Judge resolves issues of fact in pending cases. However, upon demand a jury trial may be held. Appeals from Judgments of the City or Town Court may be taken to the Clark Circuit Court or the Clark Superior Court. Unlike traditional appeals, appeals from City and Town Courts are tried de novo in the Clark Circuit or Superior Court. (IC 33-10.1-5-9)

    The Judge of a City or Town Court is elected during municipal elections by the legal voters of the City or Town. The statutes prescribe a four (4) year term of Office, without limitations. The Judge of the Jeffersonville City Court, the Charlestown City Court, the Clarksville Town Court, and the Sellersburg Town Court must be a resident of the city/town during the term of Office, but need not be an attorney.

    The Charlestown City Court is located in the new Town Hall on the Square at 304 Main Cross, Charlestown, IN 47111 (812) 256-3422.

    The current Charlestown City Court Judge, George W. Waters, was elected to that Office in 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007.

    CHARLESTOWN CITY COURT JUDGES
    George W. Waters
    James R. Knoebel
    Rayburn Anderson
    Clay Hall
    Harold G. Satterly
    Elizabeth Simpson
    Douglas E. Cain
    David L. James
    1988 - present
    1987 - 1987
    1983 - 1987
    1980 - 1983
    1976 - 1979
    1972 - 1975
    1967 - 1971
    1960 - 1967

    STAFF
    Kim Ruoff


    CLARKSVILLE TOWN COURT

    The Clarksville Town Court was created pursuant to statute (IC 18-1-14-1) and began operations in 1972. With the abolition of the Justice of the Peace Courts and the reorganization of all state courts in the 1970's, City and Town Courts were abolished. However, a savings clause allowed all such Courts in existence on January 1, 1981 to continue operations. Today, any Second or Third Class City or Town may by Ordinance create or abolish a City or Town Court. The Clarksville Town Court is one of 71 City and Town Courts across the state.

    The criminal jurisdiction of the Court is limited to misdemeanors, and has the power to hear misdemeanor cases which were allegedly committed outside the city/town limits, as long as it was committed within the county. The Town Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all violations of Town Ordinances. (IC 33-10.1-2)

    The Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanors and infractions in City and Town Courts. The City or Town Attorney is responsible for enforcement of Ordinance violations in City and Town Courts.

    Ordinarily, the City or Town Court Judge resolves issues of fact in pending cases. However, upon demand a jury trial may be held. Appeals from Judgments of the City or Town Court may be taken to the Clark Circuit Court or the Clark Superior Court. Unlike traditional appeals, appeals from City and Town Courts are tried de novo in the Clark Circuit or Superior Court. (IC 33-10.1-5-9)

    The Judge of a City or Town Court is elected during municipal elections by the legal voters of the City or Town. The statutes prescribe a four (4) year term of Office, without limitations. The Judge of the Jeffersonville City Court, the Charlestown City Court, the Clarksville Town Court, and the Sellersburg Town Court must be a resident of the city/town during the term of Office, but need not be an attorney.

    The Clarksville Town Court is located in the Town Hall behind the River Falls Mall at 2000 Broadway Street, Clarksville, IN 47129 (812) 283-1505.

    Longtime Clarksville Town Court Judge Joe P. Weber resigned in 2008, following his election as Judge of Clark Superior Court #3. He was replaced by Samuel K. Gwin, an attorney licensed in Indiana, who was elected by a Precinct Caucus called to fill the vacancy. Judge Gwin previously served as Judge of the Clark County Court (1976-1984).

    CLARKSVILLE TOWN COURT JUDGES
    Samuel K. Gwin
    Joe P. Weber
    Richard E. Dickman
    Thomas S. Pointer
    Edward N. Bolly
    2009 - present
    1986 - 2008
    1975 - 1986
    1974 - 1975
    1972 - 1974

    STAFF
    Christy Johnson
    Amanda Craig
    Teri Hill
    Jim Rissler
    Norman Bratcher
    Meredith Kraft
    Chief Court Clerk
    First Deputy Clerk
    Second Deputy Clerk
    Bailiff
    Bailiff
    Probation Officer


    SELLERSBURG TOWN COURT

    The Sellersburg Town Court was created pursuant to statute (IC 33-10.1-1) with the adoption of a Town Ordinance, and began operations in January 2004. The Sellersburg Town Court is one of 71 City and Town Courts across the state.

    With the abolition of the Justice of the Peace Courts and the reorganization of all state courts in the 1970's, City and Town Courts were abolished. However, a savings clause allowed all such Courts in existence on January 1, 1981 to continue operations. Today, any Second or Third Class City or Town may by Ordinance create or abolish a City or Town Court.

    The criminal jurisdiction of the Court is limited to misdemeanors, and has the power to hear misdemeanor cases which were allegedly committed outside the city/town limits, as long as it was committed within the county. The Town Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all violations of Town Ordinances. (IC 33-10.1-2)

    The Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanors and infractions in City and Town Courts. The City or Town Attorney is responsible for enforcement of Ordinance violations in City and Town Courts.

    Ordinarily, the City or Town Court Judge resolves issues of fact in pending cases. However, upon demand a jury trial may be held. Appeals from Judgments of the City or Town Court may be taken to the Clark Circuit Court or the Clark Superior Court. Unlike traditional appeals, appeals from City and Town Courts are tried de novo in the Clark Circuit or Superior Court. (IC 33-10.1-5-9)

    The Judge of a City or Town Court is elected during municipal elections by the legal voters of the City or Town. The statutes prescribe a four (4) year term of Office, without limitations. The Judge of the Jeffersonville City Court, the Charlestown City Court, the Clarksville Town Court, and the Sellersburg Town Court must be a resident of the city/town during the term of Office, but need not be an attorney.

    The Sellersburg Town Court is located at 101 South New Albany Street, Suite #110, Sellersburg, IN 47172 (812) 246-4410.

    The current Sellersburg Town Court Judge, R. Thomas Lowe, is an attorney licensed to practice in Indiana, and was elected to that Office in 2003 and 2007.
    Sellersburg Town Court Webpage

    SELLERSBURG TOWN COURT JUDGES
    R. Thomas Lowe
    2004 - present

    STAFF
    Abby Lowe
    Court Clerk


    Local Rules of Practice for the Courts of the 4th Judicial Circuit,
    Clark County, Indiana (Effective 07-15-09)


    Local Rule 5 - Allocation of Cases

    A. Applicability. This rule shall apply only to felony or misdemeanor cases filed in the Clark Circuit Court, Clark Superior Court #1, Clark Superior Court #2, and the Clark Superior Court #3. This rule shall not apply to misdemeanor cases filed in the Jeffersonville City Court, Charlestown City Court, or the Clarksville Town Court.

    B. Major Felony Cases. Except as otherwise specifically provided for, all cases which include Murder, Class A Felony, Class B Felony, or Class C Felony offenses as the most serious charge shall be assigned as follows:
    (a) Cases alleging that the most serious offense was committed during the months of January, March, May, July, September, or November shall be assigned to the Judge of the Clark Superior Court #1.
    (b) All other cases shall be assigned to the Clark Circuit Court.

    C. Misdemeanor and Class D Felony Cases. Except as otherwise specifically provided, all cases having a misdemeanor or Class D Felony as the most serious charge shall be assigned to the Judge of the Clark Superior Court #3.

    D.Traffic-Related Cases. All cases which include a felony charge relating to traffic or motor vehicles, under Title 9 of the Indiana Code or IC 35-42-1 (Homicide), shall be assigned to the Judge of the Clark Superior Court #3.

    E. Controlled Substance Cases. All Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D felony cases which include a felony charge relating to Controlled Substances under IC 35-48 or Legend Drugs under IC 16-42 shall be assigned to the Judge of the Clark Superior Court #2. All new Class D or multiple Class D Felony cases which include driving offenses shall be assigned to the Judge of the Clark superior Court #3.

    F. Juvenile Cases. All cases which include a misdemeanor or felony charge relating to traffic or motor vehicles, under Title 9 of the Indiana Code or IC 35-42-1 (Homicide), against a Defendant alleged to be under the age of eighteen (18) years at the time of the offense, shall be assigned to the Judge of the Clark Superior Court #3. All other cases which include a felony or misdemeanor charge against a Defendant alleged to be under the age of eighteen (18) years at the time of the offense, shall be assigned to the Judge of the Clark Superior Court #1, except for Controlled Substance cases which will be assigned pursuant to Section E.

    All cases which include a charge of Contributing to Delinquency under IC 35-46-1-8 or Violation of Compulsory School Attendance under IC 20-8.1-3, shall be assigned to the Judge of the Clark Superior Court #1.

    G. Attempt, Conspiracy, and Aiding Cases. For purposes of this Rule, when a case includes a charge of Attempt under IC 35-41-5-1, Conspiracy under IC 35-41-5-2, or Aiding under IC 35-41-2-4, proper assignment of the case shall be determined by reference to the substantive offense underlying each charge.

    H. Refiling of Dismissed Cases. In the event a criminal case is dismissed, and thereafter the same or similar case is filed against the same Defendant(s) based upon the same transaction, the case shall be assigned to the same Judge who entered the Order of Dismissal on the earlier case.

    I. Juvenile Paternity Cases. All Juvenile Paternity Cases shall be assigned on an equal basis to the Judge of the Circuit Court, the Judge of Superior Court No. 1, and the Judge of Superior Court No. 2.

    J. Other Juvenile Cases. All Juvenile CHINS cases, Juvenile Status cases, Juvenile Termination of Parental Rights cases, and Juvenile Miscellaneous cases shall be assigned to the Judge of Superior Court No. 1.

    K. Mortgage Foreclosure and Civil Collection Cases. Mortgage Foreclosure cases shall be assigned on an equal basis to the Judge of the Circuit Court and the Judge of Superior Court No. 2. Civil Collection cases seeking to recover ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or less shall be filed in Superior Court No. 2. Civil Collection cases seeking to recover amounts in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) shall be assigned on an equal basis to the Judge of the Circuit Court and the Judge of Superior Court No. 2.

    L. Civil Tort and Civil Plenary Cases. Civil Tort and Civil Plenary cases shall be assigned on an equal basis to the Judge of the Circuit Court and the Judge of Superior Court No. 2.

    M. Small Claims Cases. All Small Claims cases shall be assigned to the Judge of Superior Court No. 3.

    N. Mental Health Cases. All Mental Health cases shall be assigned to the Judge of the Circuit Court.

    O. Domestic Relations Cases. Domestic Relations cases shall be assigned on an equal basis to the Judge of the Circuit Court and the Judge of Superior Court No. 1.

    P. Reciprocal Support Cases. All Reciprocal Support cases shall be assigned to the Judge of the Circuit Court.

    Q. Protective Order Cases. All Protective Order cases shall be assigned to the Judge of Superior Court No. 2 unless the Protective Order request is associated with a Dissolution of Marriage case filed in another court. In such instance, the Protective Order request shall be assigned to that court.

    R. Guardianship and Estate Cases. All Guardianship cases shall be assigned on an equal basis to the Judge of the Circuit Court, the Judge of Superior Court No. 1 and the Judge of Superior Court No. 2. Estate cases (supervised and unsupervised) shall be assigned to the Judge of the Circuit Court.

    S. Trust Cases. All Trust cases shall be assigned to the Judge of the Circuit Court.

    T. Family Court Exceptions. This subsection applies to situations of pending CHINS or juvenile delinquency matters in Superior Court No. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Rule, when a family law case (e.g., dissolution, paternity, guardianship, adoption, reciprocal support) or a modification of an existing family law case involving the same family in the pending CHINS or juvenile delinquency matter is presented to the Clerk for filing, that matter shall be filed in or transferred to the Superior Court No. 1. When a CHINS or juvenile delinquency case is filed in Superior Court No. 1 after a family law case has been filed in any other court, the judge with jurisdiction over the family law case shall transfer that case to Superior Court No. 1. The Judge of Superior Court No. 1 may request a transfer of certain criminal cases where those cases have a direct impact on allocation of parenting time or placement of the child in a pending CHINS or delinquency matter.

    U. Exceptions for Defendant with Pending Cases. When a new criminal case filing involves a defendant who has a pending criminal case, other than a Petition to Revoke Probation, the provisions of this subsection shall apply. If a defendant has a pending case in Circuit or Superior Court No. 1 and is charged with a new offense that is not (1) a traffic or driving related offense or (2) a felony drug or controlled substance offense, the new case shall be filed where the current case is pending. If a defendant has a pending case in another court that is not (1) a traffic or driving related offense or (2) a felony drug or controlled substance offense, and a new case is filed against that defendant in Circuit or Superior Court No. 1, the pending case in the other court shall be transferred to Circuit or Superior Court No. 1 upon the filing of the new charge.

    V. Transfer of Cases. When the Judge of the Circuit Court or any Superior Court deems it appropriate, and consistent with the authority granted to these Courts by statute, any Judge of such Courts may enter an Order, after initial filing, transferring any civil, family or criminal case to the docket of any such other Court in Clark County.

    W. Error in Case Assignments. Any error in the assignment of a criminal case shall not constitute grounds for an appeal or post-conviction relief unless actual bias or prejudice of the judge hearing the case is demonstrated

    X. Clerk Management of Case Assignment Process. The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Superior Courts shall, upon the approval of the Judges of each such Court, implement and manage an appropriate, efficient system for distribution of cases described in the foregoing subsections as being the object of assignment "on an equal basis."


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