C Divisional Instructions

"Short" Motion Hearings

(5 - 10 minutes)
Motions can be set any Monday or Friday at 8:30 a.m.  NO TELEPHONE APPEARANCE ALLOWED.  (Not necessary to contact Judicial Assistant).  Opposing counsel must receive appropriate notice.  Written notice and motion must be e-filed with clerk of the court.  All notices shall include a statement indicating that, "I certify that I have personally contacted the opposing attorney, (insert name of opposing attorney), and made a good faith effort to resolve the motion before setting the matter for hearing."

"Long" Motion Hearings

(i.e. Motions to Suppress, Motions in Limine, Bond Hearings, etc.)
Matters longer than 10 minutes may be set by contacting the Judicial Assistant, Ms. Glover, at (561) 355-2330.  After obtaining hearing time from the judicial assistant, the judicial assistant must receive a "courtesy copy" of the written motion within 48 hours from the scheduling of the hearing time.  If the written document is not received within the 48 hour period, the hearing may be canceled by the judicial assistant so that the hearing time can be made available to others seeking a hearing time. Written motion and notice must be e-filed with clerk of the court.  All Motions must be filed and heard 10 days prior to calendar call.  Please note: All attorneys are required to contact other side to see if there is an objection to motion prior to setting for hearing (i.e. Motions for Deposition, Modify, Continuance, etc.)

Agreed Motions

Agreed Motions are to be submitted timely to Judge Cunningham for her review along with sufficient copies of an Agreed Order and self-addressed, stamped envelopes or E-filed to the Division C email at CAD-DivisionC@pbcgov.org.

Case Dispositions

Case dispositions are set on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. From case disposition hearing, the case will be set for plea conference or calendar call.

Calendar Calls

Calendar calls are set on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at which time the defendant MUST be present.  Trials will be set on Tuesdays.  All proposed plea agreements must be submitted to the court at or before calendar call.  Any change of pleas subsequent to calendar call is at the Court's discretion.

Plea Conferences, Status Checks, and Petitions to Expunge/Seal 

Plea conferences, status checks, and petitions to expunge/seal are set on Monday or Friday at 8:30 a.m. (Not necessary to contact Judicial Assistant.)

Jury/Non-Jury Trials

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are specifically reserved for TRIALS ONLY and other matters specially set by the court.

Suspension Dates and Holidays

For suspension dates and holidays see Division Suspension Calendar or call (561) 355-2330.