Chief Judge - Duty Judge Schedule

Chief Judge

The 40th JDC rotates its chief judgeship annually according to the following rotation:

2017

2018

2019

Division A

Division B

Division C

Judge Madeline Jasmine

Judge E. Jeffrey Perilloux

Judge J. Sterling Snowdy

Duty Judge

There is established in the 40th JDC the position of Duty Judge who shall:

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

a. All weekend and holiday emergencies;
b. Fixing bail;
c. Signing property bond orders;
d. Signing search and arrest warrants;
e. Detaining juveniles and holding continued custody hearings;
f. Appointing counsel for those persons in custody
g. All other matters relating to persons in custody, except when the case has been allotted to another judge who is available

2. Handle all civil matters not referable to the allotted judge, including:

a. Default judgments, if the allotted judge is unavailable;
b. 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.

3. Provide for his/her replacement during times of his/her unavailability.

The three judges of the 40th JDC generally rotate duty on a monthly basis, but there are occasional changes to this schedule.

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Division C

Division B

Division A

Division C

Division B

Division A

Division C

Division B

Division A

Division C

Division B

Division A

Judge J. Sterling Snowdy

Judge E. Jeffrey Perilloux

Judge Madeline Jasmine

Judge J. Sterling Snowdy

Judge E. Jeffrey Perilloux

Judge Madeline Jasmine

Judge J. Sterling Snowdy

Judge E. Jeffrey Perilloux

Judge Madeline Jasmine

Judge J. Sterling Snowdy

Judge E. Jeffrey Perilloux

Judge Madeline Jasmine