RL Divisional News
Please note: very important information - for all documents that need to be recorded in the public records, i.e.: orders of dismissal, voluntary dismissals, final judgments (consent FJ, default FJ, summary FJ, amended FJ), orders vacating FJ, orders cancelling sales, order setting aside, vacating, amending certificates of title, writs of garnishment, etc. Must comply with supreme court rule of judicial administration 2.520. These documents must have a 3" by 3" space at the top right hand corner on the first page and a 1" by 3" space at the top right hand corner on each subsequent page. Also, all documents filed with the court must have a 1" margin on all sides for the clerk's date and time stamps. If your proposed document does not comply with the supreme court requirement, the clerk of court will not record your pleading and our office will be forced to return same to you in order to be corrected.
Attention: as of June 19, 2017, all proposed order shall be submitted to the 15th Judicial Circuit Online Services through the Online Services Page.
Do not submit any orders in anticipation of a hearing. Orders should be submitted through the online scheduling system, without a signature line, as the orders will be signed electronically and will be e-filed and e-served. If the order being submitted is regarding a hearing held in open court, the date of that hearing must be included in the first sentence of the order. All supporting documents shall be submitted at the same time as proposed order. Please see our divisional instructions for further information.
- THE CLERK'S OFFICE OPERATING HOURS FOR THE PUBLIC ARE 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, MONDAY - FRIDAY. SOUTH AND NORTH OFFICES HOURS FOR THE PUBLIC ARE 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, MONDAY – THURSDAY
- All Memorandum of Law, Briefs, Responses, copies of case law, courtesy copies of Notices of Hearings/Motions, etc., for the Judge's review should be either mailed to Judge Santino's office or hand-delivered to the 1st floor drop box of the Main Courthouse, at least 5 business days in advance of the scheduled hearing date/trial date. All Memoranda shall not exceed ten (10) doubled spaced pages, with highlighted legal authority. OUR OFFICE DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY COURTESY COPIES OF THE FOREGOING VIA E-MAIL.
- COURTCALL.COM is the service provider used for the purposes of scheduling and appearing at a non-evidentiary hearing via telephone. If you wish to appear at a non-evidentiary hearing via telephone, you must visit courtcall.com and make the appropriate arrangements. THE JUDGE'S OFFICE STRICTLY ENFORCES THIS RULE SO PLEASE ABIDE BY SAME, ABSENT AN EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCE. Please be advised the Court does not set the fees imposed by Courtcall and the Court has no control over same. If you wish to appear at a hearing via telephone, you will be required to pay Courtcall's service fee/charge.
- Please be advised that you cannot appear by telephone at pretrial conferences, eviction hearings, evidentiary hearing, non-jury or jury trials.