District Court News
Regional Justice Center South Gate Entrance To Open For Attorneys, Law Enforcement and Jurors
This Wednesday morning, the south gate entrance at the Regional Justice Center (RJC) will be open for jurors with identification and a summons, law enforcement with I.D. and attorneys with I.D. and a current bar card. The south gate entrance will be open during the week from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. to ease congestion at the main security gate.
"We have taken extraordinary steps to open the south gate for attorneys, law enforcement and jurors. For a number of reasons, we have been struggling to address the congestion at the gate and I will no longer tolerate anything less than proper access," said Eighth Judicial District Court District Court Chief Judge Jennifer P. Togliatti. "I want everyone to know that the Eighth Judicial District Court has been engaged in an effort to increase marshal staffing and reconfigure the front gate. Our security team is working very hard to ensure that each department has adequate staffing while at the same time maintaining coverage at the entrance to ensure everyone's safety. We hope that you will find more timely access to our court. I continue to ask for your patience while we work though all of the issues to keep the courthouse secure and accessible."
This ribbon-cutting officially opened eight new courtrooms on Jan. 10. The new courtrooms are expected to speed time to disposition for cases.