In accordance with Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 12.510. Non-Essential Court Proceedings will be heard by remote electronic means until further order of the Court. For the past couple of weeks many of you have appeared via Court Call, CourtScribes, Teleconference, Zoom These hearings have gone well and I know there are other services available to have telephonic or audio/video appearances. Please know that the Court will make every effort to appear on your chosen, agreed upon, platform. This Court cannot direct that the litigants use one vendor over another. Please be patient as you wait for the Court to circulate through the various vendors for UMCs each morning.
Below are the numbers for two of the vendors Parties have routinely used;
|CourtScribes:||833-727-4237 ext 3|
There are others, and attorneys are free to use any comparable services.
It is upon the moving party or the movant Special Setting their matter via the on-line portal to provide direction to the Court and all parties as to the agreed upon format in which parties will appear. Parties shall file a Notice of Hearing with the Clerk of Court and submit copy of same with the clerk stamp to CAD-DivisionAK@pbcgov.org
A courtesy hard copy of the Motion, the Notice of Hearing and all memoranda shall be provided to the Judge via U.S. Mail or via hand-delivery to the 1st floor drop box in the main courthouse five (5) business days prior to the hearing.
Uniform Motion Calendar is Tuesday through Thursday telephonic/video hearings will be conducted as follows:
CourtCall hearings - 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. In Courtroom 10A
Other telephonic hearings - from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. In Courtroom 10A
Video conference hearings 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. In Courtroom 10A.
In response to the on–going efforts to minimize the transmission of COVID-19, the Court will have no "in-person" hearings until further order of the Court. The Court will continue to work on matters via electronic hearings. We are also opening time slots in the near future to reset matters previously canceled, minimizing person to person contact until we receive further direction from our local and global authorities on the best practices to insure that we are doing our part to reduce the spread of this virus. I assure you we do not take these steps lightly and that I will continue to assess the situation with an eye toward balancing the interests of justice against the potential for adding to the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of electronic hearings has gone extremely well the past few weeks, and the Court remains committed to handling hearings as needed. Please contact Judicial Assistant, Sabrina Valdez for any additional information on setting hearings and for any suggestions you may have to keep our cases moving forward so we can hit the ground running when the Courts resume normal operations. We appreciate your understanding during these stressful times and look forward to returning to normal operations as soon as safely possible.
Be safe and healthy!
- All proposed Orders and Final Judgments are to be submitted using the Online Services. Online services are available through the on-line scheduling platform. Please make sure you email all proposed Orders and Judgments to all counsel and parties on all cases prior to uploading to the Online Services System.
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- Please email all questions or inquiries to Judge Martz's Judicial Assistant at