JA and JM Divisional Instructions

Juvenile Divisions JA and JM - Delinquency and Dependency 

All attorneys/parties appearing before Judge Edward L. Artau shall read and be familiar with these divisional instructions, procedures and disclosures:

Court Schedule: Main Courthouse-Juvenile Wing (2A); West County Courthouse (2)

Monday: West County (Div. JA): Dependency Docket, 9:30 a.m.; Delinquency Docket, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Main (Div. JM):  Trials/Special Set Hearings, 9:00 a.m.;  Delinquency Docket, 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Main (Div. JM):  Dependency Docket, 9:00 a.m.
Thursday: Main: (Div. JA and JM):   Trials/Special Set Hearings
Friday: Main: (Div. JA and JM):   Trials/Special Set Hearings


Please call (561-355-6050) or e-mail requests for hearings to the Judicial Assistant (J.A.). Include the case number, amount of time for hearing, and any applicable deadlines.  Please attach a copy of the pertinent pleading or motion with any request by e-mail and copy all parties. The J.A. will provide available hearing dates/times. After coordinating with all parties, please confirm the selected hearing date/time with the J.A. 


Unless otherwise agreed, all parties shall be provided an opportunity to review proposed orders prior to their submission to the Court. Please e-mail all proposed orders to the J.A., and copy all parties with the e-mail. All orders must be submitted in Word format.  Any agreed order should be so designated.  

Emergency Motions and Requests for Emergency Hearings 

Please see Administrative Order 5.806 by clicking on the following link: Administrative Order 5.806

Continuances of Trials/Special Set Hearings

A timely filed motion or agreed order is required, absent extenuating circumstances.  


Judge Artau has a significant other and family member who work at the Dept. of Children and Families on legal and community outreach matters, which do not include dependency cases or Children's Legal Services.