Madison County Circuit Court Chief Judge Ed Ferguson changed assignments of associate judges and courtrooms effective Dec. 5. The new assignments for the following judges are as follows:
Judge Ellar Duff: Associate judge, Civil Division, will hear LM, MR, CH, eminent domain and small claims jury cases.
Judge Barbara Crowder: Presiding judge, Family Division, will make all necessary assignments within the division.
Judge David Grounds: Family Division Docket, will hear paternity cases, IV-D cases and orders of protection.
Judge Nelson Metz: Family Division Docket, will continue to hear the family division cases assigned to him.
Judge Tom Chapman: Family Division Docket, will continue to hear current assignment and other cases assigned to him.
Judge Lewis Mallott: Alton/Granite City/Collinsville Docket, will handle those dockets of these outlying courts. He will also handle Highland appearances.