AA Divisional News
The Division is currently setting trials for the January 7 to March 8, 2019 docket. Calendar call is December 28, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.
Instructions for Service of Orders to the Court
- Agreed orders and orders requested by the Judge from a prior hearing should be submitted through the online services system (in Word format).
- Do not submit orders in anticipation of a hearing. If the order being submitted is regarding a hearing held in open court, the date of the hearing must be included in the first sentence of the order.
- Attorneys must be in agreement of the Order(s) being submitted to the Court prior to it being sent. If parties are NOT in agreement to the Order(s) then counsel/parties shall submit a cover letter stating the issue(s) and their Proposed Order(s) for the Court to review.
- Documents submitted which require service to a pro se party must indicate that the moving party is required to furnish the order via US Mail.
Local Rule 4
The Court expects strict compliance with Local Rule 4.
Prior to setting a matter on the motion calendar, the party or attorney noticing the motion/matter shall attempt to resolve the matter and shall certify the good faith attempt to resolve. All notices of hearing for matters scheduled on the Uniform Motion Calendar shall set forth directly above the signature black, the below certifications without modification and shall designate with a check mark or other marking the specific certification which applies.
Counsel has conferred with all parties who may be affected by the relief sought in the motion in a good faith effort to resolve or narrow the issues raised.
Counsel has made reasonable efforts to confer with all parties who may be affected by the relief sought in the motion but has been unable to do so.
Online Scheduling System
Uniform Motion Calendar hearings and Special Set hearings of 15 and 30 minutes must be set using the Division AA Online Scheduling System. Use of this system requires a user ID and password. Please see the link to the instructions on the Online Services page. Technical questions regarding the system should be directed to CAD-WEB@pbcgov.org. The Judicial Assistant will not be able to answer these questions.
UNIFORM MOTION CALENDAR ("UMC") hearings are set online (see "Divisional Instructions" for further details). Please send a courtesy copy of the motion and notice in hard copy for the judge's review prior to the hearing. To cancel a UMC hearing, please go to the UMC scheduling page (i.e., as if you were setting the hearing), and there will be an option to cancel.
SPECIAL SET HEARINGS of 15 and 30 minutes are set on the Online Scheduling System. Once the hearing time has been obtained from the system, an order setting the hearing will be generated. The order is then sent for signature and e-served through the Online Scheduling System. Please note that Special set hearings are set by court order, not by notice of hearing.
Telephonic appearances must be set up at least 24 hours in advance via CourtCall. A motion and order are not needed. See Divisional Instructions.
Division AA is currently e-serving orders prepared by the Court to attorneys or pro se litigant(s) that have registered their primary and secondary e-mail addresses with the Fifteenth Circuit. Please make sure you are registered for judicial e-service in the 15th Circuit. Orders submitted by attorneys shall be submitted with sufficient copies and self-addressed stamped envelopes for the parties not registered. Please ensure that primary and secondary email addresses are registered with Court Administration via our Online Services. See Administrative Order 2.310.
Please note: the filing of a "notice of e-mail designation" does not register you for judicial e-service; you must register on the 15th circuit's website. Failure to register may result in orders being sent by default to the e-mail address on file with the Florida Bar. Please be advised that the Judicial Assistant is unable to remove, unable to add, and unable to change any certificate of service from any Court file. The email information/addresses are collected from the State's E-Portal filings and the email addresses entered by the Clerk of Court into their database. Please contact both the Clerk of Court and the State's E-Portal site to be removed from the service list in this case.
PLEASE SEE "DIVISIONAL INSTRUCTIONS" for detailed procedural information for Division "AA".