Protection Court

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Protection Court
GenreReality court show
StarringCarroll Kelly (judge)
Ceneca Valdez (bailiff)
Narrated byDean Shull
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes110
Production
Executive producersScott Sternberg
Hank Cohan
Phil Belmonte
ProducersJavier Romero
Mayra Rocha
EditorsJay Bowman
Kevin Connolly
Richard Hyatt
Joel Ray
Running time19 minutes
Production companiesScott Sternberg Productions
Trifecta Entertainment & Media
Original release
NetworkSyndicated
ReleaseSeptember 16, 2019 (2019-09-16) –
March 18, 2020 (2020-03-18)

Protection Court is an American

Scott Sternberg Productions
.

Synopsis

Judge Carroll J. Kelly in 2017

The show features real cases of people seeking

Dade County, FL for 22 years. Both the producer Scott Sternberg, and Judge Kelly made statements prior to the original release of the show describing their thoughts on what the show was about. They said that real people from the public would be entering into a real courtroom situation, and that the show would not only benefit its participants, but would also serve as an educational and informational tool for viewers who might be in similar situations.[1][2]

Production

In 2018, prior to the filming of Protection Court, the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee released an opinion that the decision as to 'Whether a judge may permit court cases to be filmed and televised' should be made by court administration, since it was not an ethical issue.[3] Subsequently, the filming of Protection Court was approved of by the court administration.[4]

Trifecta Entertainment stated that a motivating factor behind the production of the show was the prevalence of intimate partner and

Law&Crime on March 21, 2022.[5][6]

Controversy

In 2020, Protection Court drew controversial media attention when the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission filed a complaint against Kelly related to the show, due to allegations of litigants being filmed without their consent, and allegations that Kelly "made misleading statements" to the court administration when seeking approval to film the show.[7] The show continued to air during the investigation.[4][8][9] Some of the arguments made by Kelly include the facts that footage of litigants who did not give consent was not used in the show, and that the JQC was in violation of a settlement agreement where Kelly agreed to stop participating in the show. Kelly had stopped participating, but episodes continued to air using previous footage. The case against her was dropped.[7][10][11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "WNY native Judge Carroll Kelly starring in Protection Court on CW 23". wivb.com. October 9, 2019. Archived from the original on April 1, 2023. Retrieved April 15, 2023.
  2. ^ "'Protection Court' to Premiere in Syndication This Fall". NextTV. May 6, 2019. Archived from the original on November 25, 2021. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  3. ^ 2018-23 (Fla. JEAC September 26, 2018).
  4. ^ a b "Miami domestic-violence judge faces discipline over filming of 'Protection Court' TV show". Miami Herald. David Ovalle. Archived from the original on August 10, 2021. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "'Protection Court' Heads to Law&Crime Network". nexttv.com. March 21, 2022. Archived from the original on April 1, 2023. Retrieved April 15, 2023.
  6. ^ "Law&Crime Network Picks Up 'Protection Court' From Trifecta Entertainment". tvnewscheck.com. March 21, 2022. Archived from the original on April 1, 2023. Retrieved April 15, 2023.
  7. ^ a b INQUIRY CONCERNING A JUDGE NO. 19-377 VS RE: CARROLL KELLY (Fla. February 2, 2021), Text.
  8. ^ "Florida judge faces allegations over TV show filmed in her courtroom". orlandoweekly.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2023. Retrieved April 15, 2023.
  9. ^ "Florida judge violated ethics rules by turning court into reality show". New York Post. May 7, 2020. Archived from the original on April 1, 2023. Retrieved April 16, 2023.
  10. ^ "Ethics case tossed against judge accused of allowing reality TV show to film in her courtroom". ABA Journal. Archived from the original on November 25, 2021. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  11. ^ "Case Dismissed: Miami Judge Emerges From Ethics Battle Over Court TV Show". law.com. Archived from the original on April 15, 2023. Retrieved April 15, 2023.

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