FJ and IJ Divisional News

Please Check Back Frequently for Updates

If you have evidence, case law, memos, etc. for an upcoming trial or hearing you must deliver your package to the Judge's office at least TWO (2) days in advance.

In the event you do not find an answer to your question on this website, please CALL the J.A.  with your inquiry.  DO NOT email the J.A. as she is responsible for 8 separate electronic inboxes, which is incredibly time consuming.

FOR UMC HEARINGS BEGINNING TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020:  UMC matters will be held via Zoom.  The Meeting ID and Password are below.  Simply go to and enter the following information when prompted:

Meeting ID: 998 3380 9466

Password: 382348

Uniform Motion Calendar will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:45 A.M.


Please upload your Notice of Hearing, Motion or Petition being heard AND be sure any proposed Order or pleading to be signed by the Judge is in WORD FORMAT.  All documents must be uploaded to the Online Scheduling system at least 5 DAYS in advance of the hearing.

IF YOU HAVE AN UPCOMING SPECIAL SET HEARING OR TRIAL:  the J.A. will reach out to you approximately 1 week in advance to let you know if the hearing or trial will be held remotely or in person.  You will either get a Zoom invitation, meaning your hearing or trial will be held via Zoom, or an email confirming in person attendance.

If Setting an Uncontested Final Hearing:

Be sure to upload your proposed Final Judgment (in WORD format), Testimony Sheet (in WORD format) and Final Disposition Form (in WORD format) together with a copy of your client's driver's license to the OLS when setting your matter for hearing. 

Probate UMC Matters Include:

  • Motion to Intervene
  • Motion for Instructions
  • Motion to Compel
  • Status Conference
  • Motion for Protective Order
  • Motion to Withdraw
  • Motion for Continuance
  • Motion for Default
  • Agreed Orders (Except for PR Appointment)
  • Motion to Terminate or Limit Examinations
  • Modification of Trust or Trust Complaints

Submission of Proposed Order

All Orders Orders shall be submitted and uploaded through the OLS system.  All Probate Division Orders and Checklists should be uploaded through the OLS system and each proposed order and checklist should be done separately.

Please note that if you have a trial or special set hearing, the J.A. will contact you approximately 1 week beforehand to either confirm the hearing (to be held by telephone or video) or reset the proceeding.

Effective May 1, 2020 all proposed Orders MUST be downloaded via the Circuit's OLS program.  All PROBATE orders will be forwarded to the Case Manager for review prior to the Judge reviewing.  All FAMILY orders will be reviewed by the Judicial Assistant prior to the Judge reviewing.