P Divisional News

Zoom Meeting Information

Meeting ID: 884 4280 7155

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COVID UPDATE

Please refer to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Website for the latest updates regarding COVID-19. The Chief Judge has issued Administrative Order No. 12.515, COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND OPERATIONAL PROTOCOLS.

Most court proceedings are now in person including Plea Conferences, Calendar Call Hearings,  and Bond Hearings.  Other hearings are only occurring remotely on Zoom at the discretion of the Judge. Please check your court notices and proceed to appear in person or remotely as directed for your hearing.

Motions

Parties may schedule hearings by contacting Sandra Becerra, Judicial Assistant to Judge Collins, at CAD-DivisionP@pbcgov.org. In keeping with professional courtesy, any party scheduling a hearing shall make reasonable efforts to contact the opposing party/counsel for availability or scheduling conflicts. Please file your Motion with the Clerk of Court and then submit a courtesy copy of the Motion as a "PDF" to the court by email. All parties shall abide by Local Rule 4 to try to resolve the matter and certify the good faith attempt to resolve on the Notice of Hearing. The request for hearing should indicate how much time is being requested and how soon the party is requesting the hearing be set.  If the hearing is being held remotely, the Zoom information shall be on the notice of hearing. Any Emergency Motions must be filed with the Clerk of Court before submitting to the Judge for review.

All case law and written responses upon which the parties intend to rely for their scheduled hearings must be filed and/or provided to the Court at least three (3) business days in advance of the hearing by hand or via email to CAD-DivisionP@pbcgov.org.

Any motions for continuance including agreed motions or orders must contain the grounds for the continuance and the length of time requested and/or new date being requested. All motions requiring an evidentiary hearing or motions in limine requiring more than 5 minutes per side must be filed and brought to the attention of the Court not less than 14 days before calendar call.

Phone Calls/Emails

Please note that no long distance calls will be returned.

Pro Se litigants that have access to email are encouraged to fill out and file with the Clerk an email designation form. This will allow the Court to submit orders to the parties via email instead of sending in the U.S. Postal Service which will greatly reduce the time for the parties communication with each other and the Court.

Proposed Orders

The Court will require all orders to be submitted in WORD format through Online Services.  Please make sure if submitting an agreed order that an email is sent to CAD-DivisionP@pbcgov.org showing that both parties are in agreement prior to submission of the Order to the Online Services. 

Questions and Advice

Neither the Judge nor the Judicial Assistant can give legal advice regarding how to proceed with the case. For assistance, you can contact the Self-Help Center at 561-355-6781 located on the first floor of the Main West Palm Beach Courthouse or visit the self-service center in the Clerk's Office in the Satellite Courthouses. Additionally, the Palm Beach County Bar Association has a lawyer referral and information service at 561-687-3266.