X Divisional News

Pending Further Notice, Divisions “S”, “U”, “W”, and “Z” essential court hearings will be held in courtroom 11H, Monday- Thursday; and Divisions “R”, “V”, and “X” will be held in courtroom 11A, Monday- Thursday. The use of the ceremonial courtroom is to minimize the court staff needed and to exercise social distancing effectively. Therefore, the dockets will be staggered as follows:

Courtroom 11A

Division “R” at 8:30
Division “V” at 9:00
Division “X” at 9:30

Courtroom 11H

Division “S” at 8:30
Division “U” at 9:00
Division “W” at 9:30
Division “Z” at 10:00

Essential hearings” are identified as bond hearings, pre-negotiated pleas, juvenile commitment release requests, non-represented defendant arraignments, and 30-day State-to-file hearings, or any other emergency or time sensitive matter as determined by the Divisional Judge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY LAWYERS, DEFENDANTS, VICTIMS AND TESTIFYING WITNESSES WITH CASES THAT DAY MAY ENTER THE COURTROOM.  ALL OTHERS ARE ADVISED TO WAIT IN THE HALLS OR OUTSIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE.


DISCLOSURE: Judge Joseph Marx's step-son William Rothman is employed with the Palm Beach County Sherriff's Office.  Judge Marx has a standing order of recusal with the Clerk's Office for any case involving William Rothman. 

Judge Joseph Marx's step-daughter Alexa Rothman Ruggiero is employed with the Office of the State Attorney. Judge Marx has a standing order of recusal with the Clerk's Office for any case involving Alexa Rothman Ruggiero. 

pdf Standing Order for Inmates

Please refer to Judge Marx's Divisional Instructions for all divisional procedures, thank you.

Suggestions to Paralegals and Attorney's before you call the JA:

  • Please read the divisional instructions first before calling the JA.
  • Make sure your Motions have been filed and docketed before you call the JA to obtain hearing time.
  • Check the court record and see if there are any current future dates on the case you will be calling about.