W Divisional Instructions

Setting Morning Calendar Hearings:

Morning Calendar is held Monday thru Friday at 8:30 a.m. for matters taking 10 minutes or less. 

  1. Please file your Motion first.
  2. Contact the Judicial Assistant for available hearing time via email (CAD-DivisionW@pbcgov.org) or by telephone (561-355-1980). 
  3. Agree on one of the dates from the JA with your opposing counsel.
  4. Once the parties have agreed to a date, please email the Judicial Assistant a copy of your Notice of Hearing and Motion to CAD-DivisionW@pbcgov.org.

Cancellations:

Cancellations are not permitted and the Court does not accept Agreed Orders on Motions to Continue/Cancel Hearing, please see Motions to Continue below. If you feel that you have a special circumstance, please contact the Judicial Assistant via email (CAD-DivisionW@pbcgov.org). or by telephone (561-355-1980).

Motions for Continuance:

All Motions for Continuance MUST be set on the Judges 8:30 morning calendar prior to the date you want to continue. The Court does not accept Agreed Orders on Motions to Continue. Once your Motion to Continue has been filed, contact the Judicial Assistant for available hearing time via email (CAD-DivisionW@pbcgov.org) or telephone (561-355-1980).

Note: Once a case is on 2 hour call a continuance will only be granted upon a showing of extraordinary circumstances. Extraordinary circumstances do not include the unavailability of a witness under subpoena or the need to take a deposition. The Judge will not entertain any motions during the Calendar Call.

Telephonic Appearances:

Telephonic appearances are only permitted for attorneys for Morning Calendar Hearings. All telephonic appearances must be cleared with the JA prior to the hearing date. A notice of telephonic appearance must be filed and contain all the hearing information in it including the name and number where the party can be reached (we do not use CourtCall for our division). A copy of the Notice of Telephonic Appearance must be e-mailed to CAD-DivisionW@pbcgov.org.

Setting Specially Set Hearings:

All hearings that require 15 minutes or more need to be specially set. Contact the Judicial Assistant for available hearing time via email (CAD-DivisionW@pbcgov.org) or telephone (561-355-1980). 

Proposed Orders:

If you have an AGREED ORDER you may submit it to the CAD-DivisionW@pbcgov.org email address for the Courts review. Make sure the e-mail subject line reads "Proposed Order- Case style, Case #", the Proposed Order must be in WORD format and not PDF (we cannot process PDF's for e-service and e-filing). Also provide any pertinent attachments such as the Motion relating to the proposed order etc. If the Proposed order is NOT AGREED TO, you must have a hearing on the matter, contact the JA once the Motion has been filed for hearing time. 

Note: The Court does not accept Agreed Orders on Motions to Continue, please refer to the Motions for Continuance section above.

Emergency Hearings/Motions:

Requests for Emergency Hearings/Emergency Motions are decided by the Court. The movant must file their Emergency Motion with the Clerk. The Clerk will then distribute the Emergency Motion to the Judge and the Judge will review the Motion and decide if an emergency hearing is warranted. If the Court deems the matter an emergency, the JA will contact the parties advising them of the Courts decision. When filing an Emergency Motion make sure the opposing side is also in receipt of the motion with any attachments. 

Motions for Rehearing:

Attorney shall file the original pleading with the Clerk and send a copy the Court. Upon receipt, the Court will review the Motion and shall either deny or grant the motion or set the motion for a hearing. This type of Motion is never to be set for hearing by the Parties unless directly requested by the Judge.

Jury instructions:

On or before the first day of trial please submit proposed jury instructions to the CAD-DivisionW@pbcgov.org email address and make sure the e-mail subject line reads "Jury Instructions- Case style, Case #".