RD Divisional News

COVID-19 UPDATE April 2, 2020

Pursuant to Supreme Court and Local Administrative Order, AOSC20-12, AOSC 20-13, and AO 12.510-03/2020.7, all non-essential in person proceeding are hereby suspended.

Small Claim Pretrials

There will be no Small Claim Pretrial Conferences until May 4, 2020. Any Pretrial Conferences set on April 8, April 14, April 22 and April 28 will be reset to a later date and parties will receive notification via mail or e-service.

UMC Hearings

There will be no UMC beginning April 3, 2020 until May 4, 2020. Any parties who resolve issues previously set on UMC may submit proposed orders to the Court via Online Scheduling.

Special Set Hearings

There will be no special set hearings beginning April 3, 2020 until May 4, 2020. Parties will need to reset the event to a future date via Online Scheduling. Any parties who resolve issues previously set for hearing may submit proposed orders to the Court via Online Scheduling.

Evictions

Eviction cases are suspended until May 4, 2020. Any payments to the Registry and responses eviction complaints should continue to be submitted to the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County.

Case Management Conferences

There will be no Case Management Conferences through May 4, 2020. All Case Management conferences set for April 14 and April 28 will be reset to a later date and parties will receive notification via mail or e-service.

Lack of Prosecution Hearings

All Lack of Prosecution hearings scheduled for April 2, 2020 are cancelled and have been reset to June 12, 2020.

Proposed orders

Beginning immediately all Orders for Division RD are to be submitted in Word format through the 15th Judicial Circuit Online Services through the Online Scheduling. Any supporting documents for the Court to review should be efiled with the Clerk and then submitted as attachments to the order. If your order contains footnotes, please contact cad-divisionRD@pbcgov.org


All courthouse buildings remain open. Mediations will be held remotely Monday through Friday. On the following Fridays, all court hearings are suspended with the exception of: first appearances at the Gun Club Criminal Justice Complex, juvenile detention and shelter hearings at the Main Courthouse, walk-in/emergency Baker Act and Marchman Act hearings at the South, North and Main Courthouses, and any other emergency or time sensitive hearing as specially set by any judge at any courthouse.

  • March 27, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • April 10, 2020* Court Holiday—Baker/Marchman walk-ins and Juvenile hearings will be held at Gun Club
  • April 17, 2020
  • April 24, 2020
  • May 1, 2020

If your case has a Final Hearing/Non-Jury Trial set on one of these dates, at the present time we are not able to offer a reset date for your hearing.  As soon as we have more information, we will make dates available for hearings.

Please continue to monitor 15thcircuit.com and Judge Corlew's webpage for updated information.


 

Local Rule 4

pdf Local Rule No. 4

Prior to setting a matter on the motion calendar, the party or attorney noticing the motion shall attempt to resolve the matter and shall certify the good faith attempt to resolve.

Cancellations

To cancel a UMC hearing, the parties should cancel the event directly through OLS and file their Notice of Cancellation with the Clerk's Office.

To cancel a hearing (SPECIAL SETS only), please file a Notice of Cancellation with the Clerk's Office. Please send a courtesy copy to the division email cad-divisionRD@pbcgov.org.

E-Service

County Court Division RD participates in the Court's online-eservice program in "Judicial eservice" (optional electronic mailing of orders from Court to Counsel/Registered Parties). If any counsel and or/party are not registered with the Court's online system, counsel shall provide self-addressed stamped envelopes for these parties to be served. See Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. See Also Administrative Order 2.310.

Division RD is currently e-serving Orders to Attorneys/parties who have registered their primary and secondary email addresses with the 15th Judicial Circuit. Ensure your registration for Judicial E-Service.

Please note that E-Filing is the electronic filing of documents with the office of the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County. See Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.515.

Strict Compliance with Amended RJA 2.520

Effective January 1, 2015, The Florida Supreme Court mandated space for recording, date and time stamps on documents. All documents filed with the Court must have one-inch margins on all sides. All documents to be recorded in the Official Records must also have a blank 3-inch x 3-inch space on the top right of the first page and a blank 1-inch x 3-inch space on the top right of all subsequent pages (e.g. Judgments, Orders of Dismissal, Stipulations of Dismissal/Settlement). Documents that do not comply with these rules will be returned to the sender for correction prior to being filed with the Clerk & Comptroller. See Florida Supreme Court Order SC14-721; Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.520.

Thank you everyone for your professionalism and courtesy.

Our Divisional Instructions and Suspension Calendar are very helpful in setting your hearings. Please use them as a guideline.