PLEASE REVIEW THE DIVISION RS DIVISIONAL NEWS FOR UPDATED DIVISIONAL INSTRUCTIONS & POLICIES
IMPORTANT: All communications with the Court must be done in writing, filed with the Clerk's office, and copied to all parties in the lawsuit. Please include the case number, case name, telephone number, and current address with your correspondence or documents.
Beginning August 1, 2017, all attorneys are required to utilize the Online Scheduling System for scheduling Uniform Motion Calendar and Special Set Hearings.
Uniform Motion Calendar
Uniform motion calendar for division RS will be on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. In courtroom #7 – for a hearing of 10 minutes or less.
Uniform Motion Calendar (UMC) hearings must be set using the Online Scheduling System. Use of this system requires a user ID and password. Technical questions regarding the system should be directed to CAD-Web@pbcgov.org; the Judicial Assistant is not able to answer these questions. Upon utilizing the online scheduling system, UMC hearings are set/noticed by a party filing/serving a Notice of Hearing.
Special Set Hearings
Special Set Hearings (15 or 30 min.) must be set using the Online Scheduling System. Special Set Hearings are set by a party filing/serving a Notice of Special Set Hearing
For special set hearings requiring more than 30 minutes, please review the divisional instructions first and then email the judicial assistant at email@example.com
To cancel a Special Set hearing please file a notice of cancellation and notify the court via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UMC Hearings are cancelled online by the parties. There is no need to contact the Court when cancelling a UMC hearing. Please be considerate and cancel any hearing that is no longer needed or resolved prior to the hearing date.
Eviction cases are heard on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. These cases are set by the Court after a review of any Motions sent to the Court, or when the Court decides there is a need for Mediation. Mediators will be available at no charge to the parties for Residential Mediations and $60.00 per side for Commercial Mediations.
Final Hearings on Eviction cases will normally be heard after Mediation.
Small Claims Pre-Trial Hearings
Pre-Trial Hearings for Small Claims cases are set every other Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 am. All Small Claims cases must go to Mediation. If not resolved, the case will be set for Trial. Mediators are provided for free. Stipulations to Waive Pre-Trial Hearings and Invoke the Civil Rules must be approved by the Court.
All divisions of the Court will be enforcing Local Rule No. 3 requiring the moving party at all motion hearings to furnish the Court at the time of the hearing with a proposed Order, together with sufficient copies and stamped, addressed envelopes for all parties. Blank Orders will no longer be furnished by the Court free of charge. Blank Orders will be available for purchase in the Law Library at a cost of $2.00 each (cash only).
Unilaterally Set Hearings- Any party may unilaterally set a hearing if the opposing party does not respond after a good faith effort has been made in accordance with Local Rule No. 4.