Magistrate Division

Modified Divisional Instructions During Public Health Emergency
RE: COVID -19

All courthouse buildings remain open. Mediations will be held remotely Monday through Friday. On the following Fridays, all court hearings are suspended with the exception of: first appearances at the Gun Club Criminal Justice Complex, juvenile detention and shelter hearings at the Main Courthouse, walk-in/emergency Baker Act and Marchman Act hearings at the South, North and Main Courthouses, and any other emergency or time sensitive hearing as specially set by any judge at any courthouse.

  • March 27, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • April 10, 2020
    (Court Holiday—Baker/Marchman walk-ins and Juvenile hearings will be held at Gun Club)
  • April 17, 2020
  • April 24, 2020
  • May 1, 2020

Beginning March 17, 2020 through May 1, 2020 all evidentiary family/domestic relations hearings will either be reset or conducted using telephone or video conferencing. NO IN PERSON (FACE-TO-FACE) evidentiary family/domestic relations hearings will be held in the Hearing Room during this timeframe, unless deemed "Essential" by the Magistrate or Circuit Judge.

Magistrate James Williams assignment

  • DOR Division FA, FC, FW

Hearing room: 6E

Main Judicial Complex
205 N Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401