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Judge of the Term (General Motions Court)
The Judge of the Term presides over Motions Court for unassigned cases. He/she shall decide unassigned civil matters brought before him/her and schedule any proceedings, if necessary, to dispose of issues involving those cases.
For 2023, the Judge of the Term schedule is as follows:
Judge Michael J. Lucas: The first (1st) day of the month through the fifteenth (15th) day of the month.
Judge Gary M. Gilman: The sixteenth (16th) day of the month through the last day of the month.
Motions Court for the Judge of the Term is held pursuant to the scheduled Judge's regular motions schedule.
For 2023, Zone 1 is assigned to Judge Valarie Costanzo and Zone 2 is assigned to Judge Brandon Neuman.
Preliminary matters on criminal cases shall be brought to the assigned Judge for disposition. Miscellaneous matters that have not been assigned, such as extradition proceedings and assignment of defense counsel, should be presented to the Criminal Motions Judge unless specifically exempted below or provided otherwise. The Criminal Motions Judge schedule is as follows:
January - Judge Neuman
February - Judge Costanzo
March - Judge Neuman
April - Judge Costanzo
May - Judge Neuman
June - Judge Costanzo
July - Judge Neuman
August - Judge Costanzo
September - Judge Neuman
October - Judge Costanzo
November - Judge Neuman
December - Judge Costanzo