D and DR Divisional News

Coronavirus Update 4/7/20

This Division is dedicated to following the Florida Supreme Court Administrative Orders and the Administrative Orders of this Circuit posted on the Fifteenth Judicial Website.  Please continue to submit any Agreed Orders, waiving speedy trial, for resets of any hearings.

All in person non essential hearings in this division have been canceled and reset by the Clerk, with notice of the new court date sent to the address of record. This division is still available to conduct non-essential hearings remotely.  If you would like to schedule a non-essential hearing remotely, please contact this office and a hearing will be scheduled.

If you have a request regarding your case, please file in writing with the Clerk. You may access the Clerk’s website for online e-filing or for information about your case at: www.mypalmbeachclerk.com

  • For attorneys, some motions may be settled by agreed order in lieu of setting hearings.

  • If you need a court date for a petition to expunge hearing, please contact this office and one will be scheduled for you.

  • Our divisional email address: cad-divisiond@pbcgov.org

  • Petition for Injunction hearings in Division D have been canceled and are being reset before the South County Family Judges on a rotating schedule.

THIS INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND WILL BE UPDATED ACCORDINGLY.


Orders for Division "D/DR" can be found under Divisional Forms & Orders 

Traffic Infraction Trials are held on Wednesday and begin promptly at 9:00 am. Please be on time.

Any motion filed with the Clerk of Court may be resolved by setting the motion for hearing OR by Agreed Order.  Please check with opposing counsel for agreement PRIOR to setting a hearing or contacting the Judge's office. (See Divisional Instructions).

Compliance With Local Rule 4

Local Rule 4 has been amended effective July 18, 2017, and now requires attorneys to “make reasonable efforts to actually speak to one another” in a genuine effort to narrow disputes before seeking court intervention.

Scheduling of Hearings

5-10 minute motion hearings, including motions to withdraw capias and petitions to seal and expunge, are heard Monday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and may be set without the permission of the JA. Any motion needing more than 10 minutes of hearing time may be set by contacting the JA at the divisional email address at cad-divisiond@pbcgov.org to request hearing time. (See Divisional Instructions).

Note: Please be sure to check our Suspension Calendar frequently as it is subject to change.

Agreed Orders

Agreed Orders to Continue OR Recall Capias MUST reference the parties' agreement and MUST have a new court date within the order. Please do not leave the new court date blank or the order will be returned. A new court date must be agreed to by the parties and written in the order before submitting the order to the Judge. Agreed Orders may be e-mailed to the divisional e-mail address cad-divisiond@pbcgov.org and MUST be in WORD format.

  • ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED IN "WORD FORMAT" ONLY
  • Orders sent to the Court by email will be served to the parties by e-mail ONLY.
  • All orders must state a mailing and email address for each party for service.

Motions to Continue

Defendant/Defense Motion for Continuance must be made timely and should be accompanied by a waiver of speedy trial, UNLESS the case is reset for 1-2 weeks AND prior to expiration of speedy trial. Please check with opposing counsel to see if your motion to continue is agreed to before contacting the Judge's office. Motions to Continue that are filed untimely and do not allow time for processing may be addressed in court at the time of the scheduled hearing.

E-service of Orders

Division D/DR is currently e-serving orders to attorneys/parties that have registered their primary and secondary e-mail addresses with the 15th Circuit. Please make sure you are registered for judicial e-service.

Please note: the filing of a "Notice of E-Mail Designation" does not register you for Judicial E-Service. You must register through Online Services.

Communication with the Court

All communication and requests of the Court MUST be in writing and filed with the Clerk's office, via proper motion, with a copy to all parties. Exparte telephone calls,emails and letters will not be considered proper motions.

See Divisional Instructions for further assistance.

Division D/DR E-mail address CAD-DIVISIOND@PBCGOV.ORG