JK Divisional Instructions

Juvenile Division - Delinquency and Dependency

Main Judicial Complex (Juvenile Wing)
West Palm Beach, Florida


Court Schedule

Monday: Trials/Special Set Hearings
Tuesday: Delinquency Docket, begins at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Dependency Docket, begins at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday: Trials/Special Set Hearings
Friday: Delinquency Docket, begins at 8:30 a.m.

Motion Hearings

All motions must be filed and docketed with the Clerk BEFORE requesting hearing time from the Judicial Assistant (JA).  Please email requests for hearings to the JA,  and copy all parties.  Include the case number, amount of time for hearing, and attach a copy of the motion for the Court's review.  Upon review, available hearing dates/times will be provided to the moving party to then coordinate with all parties.  Once the parties have agreed on date/time, then confirm with the JA. 

Notices of hearings shall certify that counsel has conferred with all pertinent parties who may be affected by the relief sought in the motion in a good faith effort to resolve or narrow the issues raised.  Or, if applicable, counsel shall certify they have made reasonable efforts to confer with all pertinent/affected parties but have been unable to do so.

***Please provide case law for motion hearings (and TRIALS) for the Court's review AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR to the hearing/trial date.

Calendar Calls

All motions must be filed and docketed with the Clerk AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR to Calendar Call, with courtesy copies provided to the Court.

Emergency Motions and Requests for Emergency Hearings in Juvenile Matters

These are governed by Administrative Order 5.806.  Please click on the following link: Administrative Order 5.806

Continuances of Trials / Special Set Hearings

A timely-filed motion is required, absent good cause.  Please do not forward agreed orders granting a continuance of a trial or lengthy special set hearing without a hearing before the Court.