Non-Essential Court Proceedings will be heard by remote electronic means until further order of the Court. This Circuit has been provided with a Zoom license so that parties may participate in their scheduled hearings. A Zoom Link for Uniform Motion Calendar Hearings will automatically populate when scheduling on-line, these hearings have gone well and I know there are other services available to have telephonic or audio/video appearances. Please know that the Court will make every effort to appear on your chosen, agreed upon, platform. Please be patient as you wait for the Court to circulate through the various motions for UMCs each morning.
Parties appearing via Zoom are to contact the Court's Judicial Assistant and request a Zoom Link for Special Set Hearing only. Parties shall file a Notice of Hearing with the Clerk of Court and submit copy of same with the clerk stamp to CAD-DivisionAK@pbcgov.org
A courtesy hard copy of the Motion, the Notice of Hearing and all memoranda shall be provided to the Judge via U.S. Mail/ UPS / Fedex or via Courier to the 1st floor drop box in the main courthouse five (5) business days prior to the hearing.
In response to the on–going efforts to minimize the transmission of COVID-19, the Court will have no "in-person" hearings until further order of the Court. The Court will continue to work on matters via electronic hearings. We are also opening time slots in the near future to reset matters previously canceled, minimizing person to person contact until we receive further direction from our local and global authorities on the best practices to insure that we are doing our part to reduce the spread of this virus. I assure you we do not take these steps lightly and that I will continue to assess the situation with an eye toward balancing the interests of justice against the potential for adding to the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of electronic hearings has gone extremely well the past few weeks, and the Court remains committed to handling hearings as needed. Please contact Judicial Assistant, Sabrina Valdez for any additional information on setting hearings and for any suggestions you may have to keep our cases moving forward so we can hit the ground running when the Courts resume normal operations. We appreciate your understanding during these stressful times and look forward to returning to normal operations as soon as safely possible.
Be safe and healthy!
- All proposed Orders and Final Judgments are to be submitted using the Online Services. Online services are available through the on-line scheduling platform. Please make sure you email all proposed Orders and Judgments to all counsel and parties on all cases prior to uploading to the Online Services System.
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- Please email all questions or inquiries to Judge Martz's Judicial Assistant at