AI Divisional News
Submission of Orders
Effective immediately ALL Orders for Division AI must be submitted in Word format through the Online System after the hearing not before. Please review the Divisional Instructions. Please submit Orders following UMC via: 1) the computers in the Courtroom following the hearing; or 2) using the online system immediately following the hearing.
Any party seeking to cancel and reschedule a foreclosure sale shall file a written motion in the same format Exhibit "A" attached to AO 3.301-11/12. The Motion and Order shall include the number of times the sale has been cancelled.
The Motion shall be filed seven (7) business days before the sale date and must be set on the Uniform Motion Calendar.
Uniform Motion Calendar
Judge Rowe's Uniform Motion Calendar is held on Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Please make sure you submit a copy of the Notice of Hearing along with the motions to Judge Rowe by US mail 5 days prior to the hearing. Also, do not contact the Judicial Assistant to cancel, set UMC Hearings or to verify the UMC is set.
When scheduling a hearing online, the full and complete title of the motion should be entered. When providing the paperwork for a hearing on a Motion to Dismiss, provide the Judge with a copy of the OPERATIVE PLEADINGS.
Attention: please note that all calendar calls have been changed to e-calendar calls for division AI. The court shall send out the e-calendar form prior to the original scheduled calendar call. This would apply to all trial orders which do not have the e-calendar form attached.
As of March 1, 2017, Judge Rowe's division implemented the use of the 15th Judicial Circuit Online Services. Do not submit any orders in anticipation of a hearing. Orders should be submitted through Online Services, without a signature line, as the orders will be signed electronically and will be e-filed and e-served. If the order being submitted is regarding a hearing held in open court, the date of that hearing must be included in the first sentence of the order. Please see our Divisional Instructions for further information.
All paperwork for the Judge's review (courtesy copies of notice of hearings and/or motions, memos of law, briefs, responses, case law, etc.) must either be sent to the Judge's office via U.S. regular mail or via hand-delivery to the 1st floor drop box in the main courthouse. Our office does not accept the foregoing via e-mail.
All Memoranda shall not exceed ten (10) doubled spaced pages, with highlighted legal authority. Our office does not accept any courtesy copies of the foregoing via e-mail.
Our office DOES NOT ACCEPT E-MAIL EXCEPT when given permission from the Judge or Judicial Assistant. If you wish to e-mail Judge Rowe's chambers, you must call and receive permission from her Judicial Assistant.
The Clerk's office operating hours for the public are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
All motions to reschedule a sale date and motions to continue for cases recently assigned to Division AI (trial/summary judgment scheduled in Division AW prior to 12/31/17) are to to be set for hearing on the Division AI Uniform Motion Calendar prior to the scheduled date of sale, trial or summary judgment hearing date (scheduled online). Uncontested Summary Judgment motions will continue to be scheduled online and the motions will be heard by an alternate judge (to be updated soon). At this time, all contested motions are to be scheduled pursuant to the divisional instructions. Depending on the amount of hearings set, this procedure may change in the future. See Administrative Order 3.302.
CourtCall is the service provider used for the purposes of scheduling and appearing at a non-evidentiary hearing via telephone. If you wish to appear at a non-evidentiary hearing via telephone, you must visit courtcall.com and make the appropriate arrangements at least 48 business hours prior to the scheduled hearing date and time. The judge's office strictly enforces this rule so please abide by same, absent an emergency circumstance. Please be advised the Court does not set the fees imposed by Courtcall and the Court has no control over same. If you wish to appear at a hearing via telephone, you will be required to pay Courtcall's service fee/charge.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU CANNOT APPEAR BY TELEPHONE AT THE FOLLOWING MATTERS:
- Case Management Conferences or
- Evidentiary Hearings.
Division AI now participates in the Fifteenth Circuit's Video Appearance Project for non-evidentiary hearings. For parties wishing to appear by video, compliance with the Fifteenth Circuit's Video Appearance Acceptable Use Policy is strictly enforced. Parties must coordinate video appearances via an approved service provider. Only video appearances that use an approved service provider and an approved web-based solution will be allowed.
To set a video appearance for a hearing that is presently set:
- Coordinate the video appearance through an approved service provider. View a list of approved video service providers and their contact information.
- Log into the Circuit's Online Services System ("OLS")
- Locate your hearing in OLS;
- Schedule the appearance via the Circuit's Online Services System ("OLS")
- Provide a back-up phone number for use to continue the hearing in the event of technical difficulties;
- Note: video appearances can only be scheduled for events listed in the OLS system.
No Motion or Order for video appearances is required; however, you must get permission to appear by calling the Judicial Assistant for Judge Rowe and inform opposing counsel/party that you are appearing via video.