Because of closures due to concerns about COVID-19, hearings in some counties may be limited to only matters considered essential.

And, you may not want to go to the courthouse due to those same concerns.

If you or your client feels this way, there are options available to get the matter resolved. Duffee+Eitzen partner Marilea W. Lewis can serve as a Special Judge based upon her experience and tenure on the family court bench.  She also can arbitrate or mediate your matter.  Contact her at

Duffee + Eitzen Private Judge Contact Form

Partner and former judge Marilea Lewis is available to be your private judge during this time. Courts are closed, we are not!