The producers are essentially ambulance chasers
The defendants and plaintiffs who appear before Judge Judith Sheindlin are neither assigned to her nor do they seek her out. All that is handled by the honorable judge’s producers. According to a letter obtained by Radar Online, they headhunt through small claims courts for cases that’d be fun for the rest of the country to watch on television.
In the letter, producer Julie Turner entices a defendant into bringing his or her case to Judge Judy with the promise of appearing on television, because what better setting is there to have a personal matter settled than in front of millions of strangers?