D/DR Divisional News

Attention: All non essential hearings in this division set March 23 thru April 30 are canceled and will be reset by the Clerk, with notice of the new court date sent to the address of record. 

Although hearings are canceled, our division is open to review motions, agreed orders, etc.  If you have a request regarding your case, please file in writing with the Clerk. You may access the Clerk’s website for online e-filing at: www.mypalmbeachclerk.com

  • Any motion may be settled by agreed order in lieu of setting hearings.

  • Emergency and essential hearings will be specially set by the Court. 

  • Traffic infraction trials will be reset by the Clerk in June.

  • If you need a court date for a petition to expunge hearing, at this time, please set any Monday or Thursday at 9 am AFTER May 1.

  • Telephonic appearances at certain hearings may be allowed upon written request.  

  • Our divisional email address: cad-divisiond@pbcgov.org

  • Petitions for Injunction hearings in Division D have been reset and are being heard by the South County Family Judges on a rotating schedule.


Traffic Infraction Trials are held on Wednesday and begin promptly at 9:00 am. Please be on time.

Any motion filed with the Clerk of Court may be resolved by setting the motion for hearing OR by Agreed Order.  Please check with opposing counsel for agreement PRIOR to setting a hearing or contacting the Judge's office. (See Divisional Instructions).

Orders for Division "D/DR" can be found under Divisional Forms & Orders 

Compliance With Local Rule 4

Local Rule 4 has been amended effective July 18, 2017, and now requires attorneys to “make reasonable efforts to actually speak to one another” in a genuine effort to narrow disputes before seeking court intervention.

Scheduling of Hearings

5-10 minute motion hearings, including motions to withdraw capias and petitions to seal and expunge, are heard Monday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and may be set without the permission of the JA. Any motion needing more than 10 minutes of hearing time may be set by contacting the JA at the divisional email address at cad-divisiond@pbcgov.org to request hearing time. (See Divisional Instructions).

Note: Please be sure to check our Suspension Calendar frequently as it is subject to change.

Agreed Orders

Agreed Orders to Continue OR Recall Capias MUST reference the parties' agreement and MUST have a new court date within the order. Please do not leave the new court date blank or the order will be returned. A new court date must be agreed to by the parties and written in the order before submitting the order to the Judge. Agreed Orders may be e-mailed to the divisional e-mail address cad-divisiond@pbcgov.org and MUST be in WORD format.

  • Orders sent to the Court by email will be served to the parties by e-mail ONLY.
  • All orders must state a mailing and email address for each party for service.

Motions to Continue

Defendant/Defense Motion for Continuance must be made timely and should be accompanied by a waiver of speedy trial, UNLESS the case is reset for 1-2 weeks AND prior to expiration of speedy trial. Please check with opposing counsel to see if your motion to continue is agreed to before contacting the Judge's office. Motions to Continue that are filed untimely and do not allow time for processing may be addressed in court at the time of the scheduled hearing.

E-service of Orders

Division D/DR is currently e-serving orders to attorneys/parties that have registered their primary and secondary e-mail addresses with the 15th Circuit. Please make sure you are registered for judicial e-service.

Please note: the filing of a "Notice of E-Mail Designation" does not register you for Judicial E-Service. You must register through Online Services.

Communication with the Court

All communication and requests of the Court MUST be in writing and filed with the Clerk's office, via proper motion, with a copy to all parties. Exparte telephone calls,emails and letters will not be considered proper motions.

See Divisional Instructions for further assistance.

Division D/DR E-mail address CAD-DIVISIOND@PBCGOV.ORG