JS Divisional Instructions

  COVID-19 Juvenile Division Instructions

There is no Uniform Motion Calendar (UMC)

All hearings are Specially Set

We do not offer online scheduling for Division JS at this time. Once your Motion has been docketed in the court file, you may request hearing time by contacting the JA via email at CAD-DivisionJS@pbcgov.org with the following information noted in the Email request:

  • Case number
  • Case style
  • Complete caption of motion being set
  • Docket number of motion being set
  • Amount of time required for hearing

Please copy opposing counsel/parties on all email transmissions to the J.A.

The Judicial Assistant will provide available hearing dates / times.  After coordinating with all parties, please confirm the selected date / time with the Judicial Assistant.   Please note that hearing dates / times will be held for no more than 24 hours.

Also, please include a COPY of the motion that will be heard for the Judge's review prior to the hearing.

All hearing materials/binders shall be mailed/delivered to the courthouse for the Judge to review prior to the scheduled hearing and must be received at least five (5) days prior to the scheduled hearing. A courtesy e-binder may be sent to the J.A. in addition to the hardcopy.

Emergency Hearings

Please refer to Administrative Order 3.206

For any true emergency matter, you must file a motion for emergency hearing pursuant to the above referenced Administrative Order.

Submit the original motion directly to the Clerk and email a copy of the Emergency Motion to the J.A. for the Judge's review and determination if the matter is a true emergency.

The motion should indicate how much hearing time will be needed and include any supporting information which will help the Judge determine if the matter is an emergency. Please ensure all parties' contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) is provided on the Emergency Motion.

After the judge has reviewed the motion, he will either rule the Motion is denied as an emergency or the Judicial Assistant will contact the moving party with instructions.

Telephonic Appearances

Send the request to appear telephonically via email to the J.A. copying all parties. As long as there is no objection by a party and the Court approves the request, the J.A. will request the phone number in which the requesting party is to be contacted.

All requests to appear telephonically MUST be received no later than 24 hours prior to the hearing.

Memoranda of Law

Should be filed directly with the Judge's office via email or US Mail/FedEx at least five business days prior to the hearing; indicating the date and time of the hearing on the cover sheet. The Clerk will not file memoranda in the court file without permission of the Judge (Administrative Order 2.301). Do not submit prior to the hearing date being set.

Case Law

Any case law pertinent to legal issues which may arise at a hearing is to be emailed to the J.A. no less than 24 hours before the hearing. Counsel may highlight or otherwise mark key language in cases. Copies of the highlighted cases must be provided to all parties.

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Proposed Orders

All proposed Orders should be submitted through the online portal, but may still be submitted in Word format to the JA via email. Please include in the cover sheet: date of hearing and any pertinent information that would helpful to the Judge.

All Orders must include a complete service list in the "copies furnished section".

Special motions that you E-File with the Clerk of Court should also be emailed directly to the Judge's Office for review are:

  • Motions to Continue
  • Emergency Motions
  • Motions for Disqualification/Recusal
  • Motions for Re-Hearing

Please note that these procedures do not override the local rules and/or any Administrative Orders.