Big Changes Coming To Tulsa Courtrooms
Video Transcribed: Does your legal case involve Judge Ludy Leach, Judge Dos, Judge Palmer, Judge Pace, or Judge Bruce in Tulsa County? If so, there are changes coming to your case. I’m Tulsa attorney, James Wirth.
We’re talking about a new administrative order entered in Tulsa County district court by the presiding district judge, Judge Drummond. And it was filed May 11th, 2022. It is a reassignment of some of the special judges, and it goes into effect on June 13th, 2022.
Periodically they reassign the special judges to change their dockets and rotate them around. There’s a lot of debate on whether this is a good idea or a bad idea.
Certainly, if your case is assigned to a particular judge and you’ve presented some information to that judge, put on some hearings and now it’s switched to somebody else, that can be frustrating. So lots of people have some disdain for having to go through that process.
I know sometimes some of the judges don’t like it as well, but it is something that is done regularly in Tulsa County, as far as rotating some of the special judges.
So what is going on and what is new for June 13th, 2022? Okay. If your cases are currently signed to Judge Ludy Leach, all of her cases have been reassigned. Judge Ludy Leach is going to the protective order docket, he’ll be handling cases on that special protective order docket.
Judge Dos, who is on the protective order docket is being reassigned to the juvenile division, taking over the cases that were previously being worked by judge Wilma Palmer.
Judge Tammy Bruce is moving off that docket and then moving to civil claims. I’m sorry. Small claims where she’ll handle the small claims docket as well as the forcible entry and detainers.
So if any of those judges are the judge assigned to your case, then starting on June 13th, they’re very likely to be off of your case. And there’s going to be a new judge rotated in.
If you’ve got questions on how that’s going to affect your criminal charges in Tulsa, you may want to talk to an attorney about that, to do that with somebody at my office you can go online to makelaweasy.com.