Circuit Civil Division AJ Update:
Any hearing materials that one may deem necessary to be reviewed by the presiding Judge Maxine Cheesman in preparation of a Special Set hearing, UMC and/or Trial must be sent (in HARD COPY) to the Judge's Office at least (7) seven business days prior to the hearing. The materials will need to be mailed to avoid cancellation.
Orders Implementing Differentiated Case Management Plan, Designating Case to a Track, Order Setting E-Calendar Call and Case Management Conference and Directing Further Procedures
Pursuant to the 15th Judicial Circuit's Administrative Order 3.110 cases filed after September 1, 2023 will receive one of the three attached Default Orders which directs them to the Divisional Instructions.
- Order implementing Differentiated Case Management plan, designating case to the general track, order setting calendar call and case management conference and directing pretrial and mediation procedures (DCMGJT)
- Order implementing Differentiated Case Management plan, designating case to the streamlined track, order setting calendar call and case management conference and directing pretrial and mediation procedures (DCMSNT)
- Order implementing Differentiated Case Management plan designating case to the expedited track, order setting calendar call and case management conference and directing pretrial procedures (DCMENT)
Upon receipt of one of the three above Orders, please review Division AJ Instruction provided below pertaining to:
Scheduling, Continuances and Pretrial Deadlines:
DIVISION AJ requires the submission of the E-Calendar Call form(s) on the date provided in the latest DCMGJT, DCMSNT, DCMENT Order(s). Each E-Calendar Call due date has a designated Trial Period in which the case(s) will be heard.
TRIAL CONTINUANCES: If a case cannot be ready for trial by the E-Calendar Call despite all good faith efforts, a motion to continue trial must be set for a Differentiated Case Management (DCM) Conference as described in the 15th Circuit's Administrative Order 3.110 (as amended). Any motion to continue the trial must comply with Fla. R. Civ. P. Rule 1.460, including verifications signed by the client(s). The Motion must be filed and the DCM Case Management Conference set no more than 30 DAYS from the last Defendant being served or as soon as circumstances giving rise to the need for a continuance becomes known and only for good cause. Every motion for a continuance must include a proposed Amended DCMO resetting each pretrial deadline that remains applicable and indicating the month the case can be ready for trial.
DCM CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES: DCM Case Management Conferences are scheduled through the Circuit's Online Scheduling System under DCM- Case Management Conference Scheduling. No less than ten (10) days in advance of the DCM Conference the parties must file with the Clerk a Joint Status Report that: 1. Concisely updates the court on the status of the case and 2. Identifies pending motions and other matters the court needs to address, and 3. If applicable, provides a proposed revised pretrial schedule. The parties must upload the Joint Status report at least 7 days in advance of a DCM Conference through the e-courtesy feature of the Circuit's Online Scheduling System. The parties are to be prepared at the DCM Conference to address the topics listed in Rule 1.200(a) and for the court, at its discretion, to hear or set for hearing any pending motions.
Judge Maxine Cheesman Division AJ 2024 Trial Dockets
|TYPE||8-WEEK PERIOD||E-CALENDAR CALL|
|JURY/NJ||JANUARY 2 – FEBRUARY 23
PTC 12/11 @ 9:00AM
|JURY/NJ||FEBRUARY 26 – APRIL 19
PTC 1/29 @ 9:00AM
|JURY/NJ||APRIL 22 – JUNE 14
PTC 3/18 @ 9:00AM
|JURY/NJ||JUNE 17 – AUGUST 9
PTC 5/13 @ 9:00AM
|JURY/NJ||AUGUST 12 – OCTOBER 4
PTC 6/17 @ 9:00AM
|JURY/NJ||OCTOBER 7 – DECEMBER 13
PTC 7/29 @ 9:00AM
( 10 WEEK)