C Divisional Instructions

Short Motion Hearings, Pretrials and Plea Conferences (10 Minutes Maximum)

Plea conferences and any motion requiring a hearing of ten (10) minutes or less may set without contacting the Judicial Assistant and are heard on a Monday or Friday at 11:00 a.m.

The original motion and notice of hearing must be filed with the Clerk with copies served on all opposing sides in accordance with the Rules of Court. Please do not send the original motion and notice of hearing to the Judge's office. A "courtesy copy" of the notice of hearing and motion must be mailed to the Judge's Chambers or emailed to CAD-DivisionC@pbcgov.org and received by the presiding Judge.

Long Hearings (More than Ten (10) Minutes)

Hearings requiring more than ten (10) minutes (e.g. Motions to Suppress, Motions in Limine, Bond Hearings, Restitution Hearings, and other Evidentiary Hearings) MUST be set by contacting the Judicial Assistant, Carey Helmes, at (561) 355-2330 or by e-mailing the Judicial Assistant for a date and time at CAD-DivisionC@pbcgov.org. Once a hearing time and date are provided, a "courtesy copy" of the Notice of Hearing and Motion must be mailed to the Judge's Chambers or emailed to CAD-DivisionC@pbcgov.org and received by the Judicial Assistant within 48 hours from the scheduling of the hearing time. Otherwise, the hearing may be cancelled by the Judicial Assistant so that the hearing time can be made available to others seeking a hearing time. Additionally, the written Motion and Notice of hearing must be e-filed with the Clerk of the Court.

Hearings on these motions will generally be set on a Monday or Friday at 1:30 p.m. or later.

All long motions MUST be filed, and heard no later than ten (10) days prior to Trial.

PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND CANCEL ANY HEARING THAT IS NO LONGER NEEDED OR RESOLVED PRIOR TO THE HEARING DATE SO THAT OTHERS MAY SCHEDULE THEIR MOTIONS.

Bond Motions & Motion to Revoke Bond

Bond Motions and Motions to Revoke Bond may be set in accordance with Paragraphs 1. and 2. Above.

Case Dispositions

Case dispositions are set on Mondays at 8:30 (Pro se and PD cases) and 9:00 a.m. (all others).

Jury/Non-Jury Trials

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are specifically reserved for TRIALS ONLY and other matters specially set by the Court.  All cases set on these days are at 8:15 a.m.

Suspension Dates and Holidays

For suspension dates and holidays, please refer to the Division C Suspension Calendar or call (561) 355-2330.

Proposed Orders

When submitting proposed orders to the Court for review, the Court prefers all orders to be submitted in WORD format as an attachment by email to CAD-DivisionC@pbcgov.org. Any supporting documents for the Court to review should be e-filed with the clerk and then submitted as PDF attachments to the order under "options".  Please not that if you do not attach supporting documents, there will be a delay in signing orders since documents filed with the clerk's office can take 24 - 72 hours to be visible to the Judge.

Miscellaneous

Division C does not participate in Telephonic Hearings.

Long distance telephone calls will not be returned by the court.

All communications with the court must be in writing, filed with the Clerk and copied to all parties in the case. Be sure to include the case #, case name, and your telephone number, the reason for said correspondence or documents being sent and, if the case is scheduled for a hearing or trial, include the date and time.

Please remember that the Judicial Assistant is not an Attorney and cannot provide you with legal advice.

Compliance with Local Rule 4. Prior to setting a Motion for Hearing, the party or attorney noticing the motion shall attempt to resolve the matter and shall, in the Notice of Hearing, certify that good faith attempts have been made to resolve the matter.