|COVID-19 Juvenile Division Instructions|
There is no Uniform Motion Calendar (UMC)
Division JS does not utilize the e-courtesy portal. Please do not submit documents to the Court in the e-courtesy portal. These documents will not be reviewed.
Divisional Static Zoom Meeting
When joining the hearing, all parties will be placed in a waiting room until admitted by the by the Court.
Dial by your location:
US Toll-free 877-853-5257
US Toll-free 888-475-4499
Prior to filing a Notice of Appearance and Waiver of Arraignment, please contact the Judicial Assistant for a future court date. Also, the Waiver of Arraignment MUST address the detention status or include a notation of "No Detention Status". If a Notice of Appearance and Waiver of Arraignment is filed without including a future court date and addressing the detention status, the arraignment WILL NOT be cancelled.
All Hearings are Specially Set
We do not offer online scheduling for Division JS at this time. Once your Motion has been docketed in the court file, you may request hearing time by contacting the JA via email at CAD-DivisionJS@pbcgov.org with the following information noted in the Email request:
- Case number
- Case style
- Complete caption of motion being set
- Docket number of motion being set
- Amount of time required for hearing
Please copy opposing counsel/parties on all email transmissions to the J.A.
The Judicial Assistant will provide available hearing dates / times. After coordinating with all parties, please confirm the selected date / time with the Judicial Assistant. Please note that hearing dates / times will be held for no more than 24 hours.
Also, please include a COPY of the motion that will be heard for the Judge's review prior to the hearing.
All hearing materials/binders shall be mailed/delivered to the courthouse for the Judge to review prior to the scheduled hearing and must be received at least five (5) days prior to the scheduled hearing. A courtesy e-binder may be sent to the J.A. in addition to the hardcopy. Failure to provide exhibits timely may result in a continuation of your hearing.
Please refer to Administrative Order 3.206
For any true emergency matter, you must file a motion for emergency hearing pursuant to the above referenced Administrative Order.
Submit the original motion directly to the Clerk and email a copy of the Emergency Motion to the J.A. for the Judge's review and determination if the matter is a true emergency.
The motion should indicate how much hearing time will be needed and include any supporting information which will help the Judge determine if the matter is an emergency. Please ensure all parties' contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) is provided on the Emergency Motion.
After the judge has reviewed the motion, he will either rule the Motion is denied as an emergency or the Judicial Assistant will contact the moving party with instructions.
Send the request to appear remotely via email to the J.A. copying all parties. As long as there is no objection by a party and the Court approves the request, the requesting party will be contacted with the written approval in email to log into the Static Zoom link for the specific hearing being requested to appear remotely.
All requests to appear remotely MUST be received no later than 36 hours prior to the hearing.
Memoranda of Law
Should be filed directly with the Judge's office via email or US Mail/FedEx at least five business days prior to the hearing; indicating the date and time of the hearing on the cover sheet. The Clerk will not file memoranda in the court file without permission of the Judge (Administrative Order 2.301). Do not submit prior to the hearing date being set.
Any case law pertinent to legal issues which may arise at a hearing is to be emailed to the J.A. no less than 36 hours before the hearing. Counsel may highlight or otherwise mark key language in cases. Copies of the highlighted cases must be provided to all parties.
|Remote Hearing Evidence Procedure|
Effective February 8,2021: All proposed Orders should be submitted through the Online Court Services (OLS) portal. Any Proposed Orders submitted via email will be rejected.
|Procedure to Filing in OLS|
All Orders must include a complete service list in the "copies furnished section" with complete email address.
Special motions that you E-File with the Clerk of Court should also be emailed directly to the Judge's Office for review are:
- Motions to Continue
- Emergency Motions
- Motions for Disqualification/Recusal
- Motions for Re-Hearing
Please note that these procedures do not override the local rules and/or any Administrative Orders.