Magistrates have a significant role at the Juvenile Court. Generally, a hearing before a Magistrate is conducted in the same fashion as a hearing before a Judge. Each Magistrate may (1) issue subpoenas; (2) rule on the admissibility of evidence; and (3) place witnesses under oath and examine them.
Magistrates conduct hearings necessary to decide referred matters. Magistrates’ decisions are filed with the Clerk, who is required to serve copies on the parties or their attorneys.
Twenty-one full-time Magistrates are employed by the Juvenile Court. Each of the six Judges has two Magistrates: one who hears delinquency and unruly matters and one who resolves abuse, dependency and neglect filings and private custody matters.
The Juvenile Court also employs nine Magistrates who hear cases for multiple Judges. Six of the court Magistrates hear paternity and support matters. Two conduct hearings with respect to which children are alleged to be juvenile traffic offenders. One Magistrate conducts detention center arraignment hearings and presides over several specialty court dockets.
||Administrative Judge Kristin W. Sweeney
Magistrate Jeff Ehrbar - Delinquency/Unruly
Magistrate Nancy McMillen - A/D/N and Private Custody
||Judge Patrick F. Corrigan
Magistrate Peter Murray - Delinquency/Unruly
Magistrate Jodi Wallace - A/D/N and Private Custody
||Judge Alison L. Floyd
Magistrate Retanio Rucker - Delinquency/Unruly
Magistrate Pamela Morton - A/D/N and Private Custody
||Judge Thomas F. O'Malley
Magistrate Kenneth Lusnia - Delinquency/Unruly
Magistrate Anne McDonough -
Magistrate Eleanore Hilow - A/D/N and Private Custody
||Judge Michael J. Ryan
Magistrate Shiela Turner McCall - Delinquency/Unruly
Magistrate Ginny Millas - A/D/N and Private Custody
||Judge Denise N. Rini
Magistrate Je'Nine Nickerson - Delinquency/Unruly
Magistrate Carolyn Kaye Ranke - A/D/N and Private Custody
- Magistrate Holley Madigan (Judges Sweeney and Ryan)
- Magistrate Ellen Leonetti (Judges Floyd and Rini)
- Magistrate John Menzies (Judges O’Malley and Corrigan)
- Magistrate Gerard Kovacik (Judges Floyd, Ryan and Rini)
- Magistrate Lynne Chavers (Judges Sweeney, Corrigan and O'Malley)
- Magistrate Darlene Amato
- Magistrate John Smerillo
DH Arraignment / Delinquency Drug Ct.
- Magistrate Elizabeth Howe
- Magistrate Je'Nine A. Nickerson