W Divisional News

TEMPORARY MEASURES TO COMBAT COVID-19 (Effective March 23, 2020)

Pending Further Notice, Divisions' "S", "U", "W" and "Z"  essential court hearings will be held in courtroom 11H, Monday-Thursday; and Divisions "R", "V", and "X" will be held in courtroom 11A, Monday-Thursday.   The use of the ceremonial courtroom is to minimize the court staff needed and to exercise social distancing effectively.  Therefore, the dockets will be staggered as follows:

Courtroom 11A

Division "R" at 8:30
Division "V" at 9:00
Division "X" at 9:30

Courtroom 11H

Division "S" at 8:30
Division "U" at 9:00
Division "W" at 9:30
Division "Z" at 10:00

"Essential hearings" are identified as bond hearings, pre-negotiated pleas, juvenile commitment release requests, non-represented defendant arraignments, and 30-day State-to-file hearings, or any other emergency or time sensitive matter as determined by the Divisional Judge.

Please note that only lawyers, defendants, victims and testifying witnesses with cases that day may enter the courtroom.  All others will be required to wait in the halls or outside of the courthouse.


PLEASE NOTE:  EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019, JUDGE GILLEN WAS ASSIGNED TO CIRCUIT CRIMINAL DIVISION W.  IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION AE INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE GO TO JUDGE GLENN KELLEY'S WEBPAGE.

Please refer to Judge Gillen's Divisional Instructions for all divisional procedures, thank you.

Suggestions to Paralegals and Attorney's before you call the JA:

  • Please read the divisional instructions first before calling the JA.
  • Make sure your Motions have been filed and docketed before you request hearing time.
  • Check the court record and see if there are any current future dates on the case you will be calling about.

The best way to reach the JA is by e-mail: CAD-DivisionW@pbcgov.org

Courtesy copies of pleadings/motions/case law, etc. should be sent along with the Notice of Hearing or an e-mail/cover letter indicating the date/time of the scheduled hearing.