Circuit Judge Don H. Lester, Division B

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we encourage those involved in any cases to register for E-Notify, a free text/email alert system, to receive notice of court date changes. Many court dates have either been postponed or changed to an online, Zoom format.

Calendars and Instructions


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At this time all felony proceedings are conducted via Zoom video conference.

Felony video conference proceedings are still formal court proceedings and, as such, attorneys and all participants are expected to wear appropriate courtroom attire.

Waiver of appearance is encouraged for all out-of-custody defendants.  If an out-of-custody defendant’s appearance is necessary or if the defendant wishes to appear, the defense attorney shall arrange the defendant’s appearance via Zoom video conference.

No notices to appear will be issued to the defendants.  Attorneys and pro se parties will be notified by email and Zoom invitation.

Division B Court Date Changes

Due to the number of cases involved, changes to court calendars will only be allowed upon good cause shown.  Please register now for E-Notify alerts to receive free updates by text or email.

*Reminder: Hearing requests should be scheduled via email request to