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Business Courts Task Force

Hon. Gill Freeman (ret.)


Jon Polenberg


The Business Courts Task Force was formed in 2018 to evaluate the need for a statewide business court system.  If the Task Force determines that there is such a need, it then plans to design and provide a draft structure for such courts.  It would also then focus on identifying and securing appropriate resources, support and funding to implement such a system.  Co-Chairs Judge Gill Freeman (Ret.) and Jon Polenberg welcome your input.  Stay tuned for developments.

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Legislative Subcommittee

Judge LaRose

Melanie Damian

Patricia McConnell

Chris DeCort

Michael Higer


Funding Subcommittee

Judge Steinbeck

Michelle Suarez

Melanie Damian

Braxton Gillam


Policy Subcommittee

Judge Norton

Judge Sasser

Michelle Suarez

Carrie Ann Wozniak

Doug Bates


Logistics and Operations Subcommittee

Judge Lauten

Judge Myers

Judge Bailey

Rick Gross

John Emmanuel