Walworth County judges to rotate judicial assignments
ELKHORN The four Walworth County judges will rotate their judicial assignments beginning Monday.
Rotations happen every two years. The judges will remain in their current courtrooms and chambers.
Circuit courts are responsible for civil and criminal matters. Judges review state agency decisions and hear appeals of municipal courts decisions.
Jury trials are conducted in circuit courts. Judges serve six-year terms.
-- Branch I Judge Robert J. Kennedy will change from felony court to misdemeanor court. Kennedy was elected in 1988 and has served continually since then. His term expires in 2012.
-- Branch II Judge James L. Carlson will change from family, juvenile and probate court to civil court. Carlson was appointed in 1979, elected in 1980 and has served continually since then. His term expires in 2016
-- Branch III Judge John Race will change from civil court to felony court. Race was appointed judge in 1984, elected in 1985 and has served continually since then. His term expires in 2015.
-- Branch IV Judge David Reddy will change from misdemeanor to family, juvenile and probate court. Reddy was elected judge in 2010. His term expires in 2016.