As the court criers say each day, “Oyeh, Oyeh, Oyeh,
All manner of persons having business to come before the honorable judges of the Court of Common Pleas, in and for the County of Montgomery here holden this day, let them come forth and appear and they shall be heard. God save the Commonwealth and the honorable court.”
Everyone at the courthouse was buzzing this week about the upcoming business of the court as the new judicial assignments for the period Jan. 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 apparently were finalized.
This is the roster, according to what I am hearing:
CRIMINAL COURT (There will be eight assigned judges): President Judge William J. Furber Jr., who will also preside over Veteran’s Treatment Court; Judge William R. Carpenter; Judge Steven T. O’Neill, who will act as administrative judge and also preside over Drug Treatment Court; Judge Thomas P. Rogers; Judge Garrett D. Page; Judge Gary S. Silow, who will also preside over Behavioral Health Court; Judge Gail A. Weilheimer; and a new judge to be elected in November.
CIVIL COURT (There will be five assigned judges): Judge Thomas M. DelRicci, who will be administrative judge; Judge Thomas C. Branca; Judge Carolyn T. Carluccio; Judge Richard P. Haaz; and Judge Steven C. Tolliver.
FAMILY COURT (There will be six assigned judges): Judge Rhonda Lee Daniele; Judge R. Stephen Barrett; Judge Kelly C. Wall, who will be administrative judge; Judge Patricia E. Coonahan; and two of the new judges to be elected in November.
JUVENILE COURT: Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy, who will also be administrative judge.
ORPHANS’ COURT (There will be two assigned judges): Judge Lois E. Murphy, who will be administrative judge; and Judge Cheryl L. Austin.
A list of the judicial assignments that I saw did not include who will be handling the county’s DUI Court during that period. Stay tuned, I will let you know as soon as I hear the details.