AO Divisional News

Judge James Nutt is honored to preside over Circuit Civil Division AO
Millie Noonan is the Judicial Assistant
Matt Carreiro is our Courtroom Deputy Sheriff

We are proud to serve all citizens of Palm Beach County and strive to do it well. We are always looking to improve and value any constructive input you may provide. We are looking forward to working with you.

NOTE: This page provides Divisional News only. See the Divisional Instructions page (link to the right) for more detailed information.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING MITIGATION MEASURES FOR THE CORONAVIRUS: Pursuant to the Supreme Court's recent Administrative Orders, all in-person hearings are prohibited unless essential or critical. Therefore, until further notice, all civil division proceedings shall be conducted through remote appearances, telephonically or video conference. THERE ARE SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO DIVISIONAL PRACTICES IDENTIFIED HERE AND IN THE DIVISIONAL INSTRUCTIONS (see link on the right side of this page)

All hearings scheduled in Division AO are suspended unless remote appearances can be arranged.

Accordingly, the parties are directed to make such arrangements for telephonic or video conferencing appearances for all hearings whenever possible. They must agree upon the method of conducting remote appearances and the service provider to be used.

For specially set hearings, any commercial service may be used or the parties may provide a conference call-in number for the Judge to call at the noticed time. Common telephone and video conference providers include Court Call (888-882-6878), CourtScribes (833-727-4237 ext 3), and Zoom (888-799-9666), but parties may use any other reliable service provider.

For the Uniform Motion Calendar, the Court will continue its use of CourtCall as described in the online divisional instructions. CourtCall can be reached at (888) 882-6878.

The method of appearing and information for connecting (phone number or video link) must be included in the Notice of Hearing (amended if necessary) and timely provided to Chambers.

Court reporters may appear at the location of the person retaining them or elsewhere by similar means as the parties. When reported, the parties are reminded to identify themselves each time they speak.

Please also keep in mind that telephonic hearings require more time than in-person hearings. Everyone intending to participate is expected to be on the line when the Court joins the call. Please be patient and wait until that happens.

The parties shall continue to scheduled hearings expected to last a half hour or less and for the uniform motion calendar using on-line services per the Divisional Instructions (see link to the right of this page). All procedures and requirements concerning the setting of hearings remain in effect, including standards for reasonable notice and compliance with Local Rule 4.

SUBMISSION OF HEARING MATERIALS:

All hearing materials the parties expect the Court to rely upon must be filed well in advance of the hearing so they are available on the judicial viewing system. This Division is now accepting hearing materials through Online Services E-Courtesy system. Hard copies of documents, binders, etc., are no longer required.

Please continue to monitor the Circuit's webpage and HOTLINE at 561-233-0344 for more information.

 


  • Division AO hearings and trials are held in Courtroom 11E, unless otherwise directed.
  • Trials are currently being set on the six week trial docket beginning Aug/Sept 2020.
  • Uniform Motion Calendar is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30, unless suspended. (View the Suspension Calendar)

Important Note About Divisional Instructions

PLEASE stay abreast of future changes.

Most general questions about Division AO practices and procedures can be answered by reading the most current Divisional Instructions. (View Divisional Instructions).

Please direct inquiries not answered by reading the Divisional Instructions to Millie Noonan. The Divisional Contacts can be found on the right side of this web page.

NOTE: Absent prior approval of the Court, the Divisional Email Box is not for transmitting materials to the Court, e.g. motions, memoranda, proposed orders, etc. (See, Divisional Instructions regarding hearing materials).

THE COURT UNDERSTANDS THAT NOT ALL CASES ARE AMENABLE TO THE STANDARDIZED PROCEDURES, PRACTICES AND SCHEDULES SET FORTH IN DIVISIONAL INSTRUCTIONS AND THE UNIFORM ORDER SETTING TRIAL AND PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURES AND OTHER FORMS. THE PARTIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROPOSE ALTERNATIVES TO ALLOW FOR A MORE EFFICIENT, COST EFFECTIVE AND JUST RESOLUTION OF YOUR CASE. OTHERWISE, PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIVISIONAL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.