The Tulsa County Special Judge Assignment Shuffle. I’m Tulsa Attorney James Wirth. That’s the topic that we have today. Couple times a year, seems like, maybe even more, the district judges in Tulsa County decide to rotate judges around.
They determine what the assignments are, and it’s usually the special judges, the ones that are getting moved around. Those are the judges that handle some of the family laws, small claims, the lower level criminal stuff. They get rotated somewhat regularly, and that next rotation is happening now. We just have the new administrative order that was filed on January 2nd, 2024. It is Administrative Order 2024, number one, and it rotates a few of those special judges around.
So now, Judge April Seibert is gonna be handling preliminary hearing dockets in room 347, taking that docket over from Judge Casey Baldwin, who is moving to the misdemeanor docket and the misdemeanor domestic docket that is starting also on January 8th, 2024, replacing Judge Tanya Wilson, who is gonna be moving to Family Docket C.
So if you’ve got a family law case that’s being handled by Judge Travis Horton, currently in Tulsa County, it will no longer be handled by Judge Travis Horton. It’s gonna be handled by Judge Tanya Wilson, as Judge Travis Horton is moving to handle the Drug Court docket in room 160. Meanwhile, the newly appointed, just brand new appointed Special Judge Todd Chesbro, who is starting his first day on January 8th, is gonna be taking over Family Division Docket C, replacing Judge April Seibert. Again, that all starts on January 8th of 2024.
What Happens to Your Case?
So that’s the current rotation of moving things around. So if you’ve got one of those judges, that judge is moving on, your case is likely to stay behind and go with the new judge. Occasionally, if something’s in the middle of trial or heavily involved, sometimes the judge will take that with them to finish it out, but most of the time, the case gets left behind, the new judge takes that over.
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