The Honorable David E French
Division:
Circuit Civil "AJ"

Judicial Assistant:
 Kelli-Renee Williams

Phone:
(561) 355-7570
Room: 
11.1215

Courtroom Number:
11D

Main Judicial Complex
205 N. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Division News 

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**PLEASE SEE SUSPENSION DATES BEFORE SETTING ANY HEARINGS

 
  

STRICT COMPLIANCE with amended LOCAL RULE 4
Prior to setting a matter on the motion calendar, the party or attorney noticing the motion shall attempt to resolve the matter and shall certify the good faith attempt to resolve.  See  amended Local Rule 4.

E-SERVICE  Circuit Civil Division AJ participates in the Court's online/eservice program in "judicial eservice" (optional electronic mailing of orders from Court to Counsel/Registered Parties).  If any counsel and/or party are not registered with the Court's online system, counsel shall provide self-addressed stamped envelopes for these parties to be served.  See Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516.  See Also Administrative Order 2.310.

Division AJ is currently e-serving Orders to attorneys/parties who have registered their primary and secondary email addresses with the 15th Judicial Circuit.  You can ensure your registration for judicial eservice at http://15thcircuit.com/web/guest/eservice 

E-FILING  Please note that efiling is the electronic filing of documents with the office of the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach CountySee Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.515.  For more information on efiling, please call (561) 355-2986 or reference www.mypalmbeachclerk.com.

PROPOSED ORDERS:

Proposed Orders, including Agreed Orders, Ex Parte Orders, and Orders Specially Setting Hearing a are to be submitted through the Online Scheduling System. They will be rejected if they do not INCLUDE A COVER LETTER OR FORM COVER SHEET as an attachment/supporting document

COPIES OF THE MOTION SHOULD ALSO BE ATTACHED AS A SUPPORTING DOCUMENT IF APPLICABLE.

Please list all email addresses of all counsel and all parties on all proposed orders and include a cover letter referencing the date of the hearing and whether opposing counsel has reviewed and approved of the form of the proposed order.  ALL ORDERS SUBMITTED WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL BE REJECTED.A Suppor 

 

APPEARANCE BY TELEPHONE:

The Court does permit telephonic appearances for the Uniform Motion Calendar and Specially Set Hearings up to 30 min. No telephone hearings are allowed for evidentiary hearings unless by Court order. AT LEAST ONE PARTY MUST APPEAR IN PERSON. At the time of hearing the party appearing in person MUST give the telephone number of the party appearing by phone to the Judge or Courtroom Deputy.  Parties with a Long Distance number will have to contact the Judicial Assistant to obtain the Courtroom number.  Division AJ DOES NOT utilize Court Call. ALL COURT CALL CALENDARS RECIEVED WILL BE DISREGARDED.

 If multiple parties wish to appear by phone. They must all be on one line at the time that the call is initiated.

 Designation of Record Newspaper  Effective October 1, 2015, in accordance with Florida Statute § 50.0711(2), the designated Record Newspaper for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, Florida will be The Palm Beach Post.  See  Administrative Order 2.104-8/15 or view the stamp template for filing.

 
The Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller's Office automatically records certain documents in the Official Records, including the following documents. Documents that do not comply with the above rules may be returned, and shall be resubmitted upon request:
 
Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Final Judgment
Default Final Judgment
Judgment
Notice of Appeal
Notice of Cross Appeal
Notice of Non-Final Appeal
Amended Notice of Appeal
Order of Dismissal
Verdict
 
  

 IMPORTAN**IMPORTANT NOTICE:  RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CASES**

Motions that are filed in residential mortgage foreclosure cases shall be set for hearing on the Court's Uniform Motion Calendar ("UMC") and shall be heard on a first come-first served basis and in accordance with Circuit Civil Division AJ instructions. 

UMC Hearings are held at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday - Thursday (on a calendar that concludes at 9:30 a.m.), and are set among counsel and in accordance with local rules and procedures.  When a UMC hearing is set, the Moving Party shall send a courtesy copy of the Motion, Notice of Hearing and all other materials via regular mail no later than five (7) days prior to the hearing.  If the matter is resolved or the UMC hearing is cancelled prior to its schedule, please send a copy of the Notice of Cancellation to CAD-DivisionAJ@pbcgov.org to advise the Court immediately.

  Opposing counsel and all parties shall be copied on all email transmissions to the Court

ALWAYS CHECK THE SUSPENSION CALENDAR BEFORE SCHEDULING A UMC AND MONITOR IT AFTER AS IT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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last updated: 02/15/2017