Division RF/WD Coronavirus Protocol Effective March 18, 2020
Due to the current Coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak the following Administrative Orders (15th Judicial Circuit AO- 12.510 and Florida Supreme Court AOSC 20–15) will control proceedings in Division RF/WD:
Beginning April 21, 2020, until further Order of the Court, all in person (live in court) Division RF/WD proceedings are suspended. All Hearings including Non-Jury Trials of One hour or less may be set to be held via telephone procedures below. Division RF encourages you to continue scheduling hearings on your matters which will now proceed pursuant to the instructions below. Order Setting Must require the parties to email all exhibits to the Judge at CAD- DivisionRF@pbcgov.org (5) days in advance and send copies to all side prior to the hearing/non-jury trial.
Due to the risk of the COVID-19 virus, Palm Beach County Chief Judge Krista Marx has suspended all non-essential court proceedings, including small claims cases to protect all citizens. To facilitate timely resolution of your pending case, the Court will proceed with your hearing via Zoom Teleconference. The Parties are directed to login to Zoom or call the conference line, 1-877-853-5257, Meeting ID Code 367-180-7743, you do not need a participant number just hit the pound (#) key and enter Password 86258174 and you will join the meeting. Please remember to silence any other electronics and minimize background noise. The parties will be called in the order they appear on the docket.
PLEASE REFER TO THE 15TH JUDICIAL WEBSITE AND THIS DIVISION'S INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPDATES TO CORONAVIRUS PROTOCOLS.
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2020
All proposed orders and final judgments must be uploaded via the OLS portal...no paper documents will be accepted.
Please submit the motion and notice or order setting hearing to the judge prior to the hearing via us mail.
Please review our divisional instructions prior to setting any hearings in this division.
Always review our suspension calendar.
No long distance calls will be returned.