ALL hearings are specially set and most are conducted remotely, with the exception of Small Claims Pre-Trial Hearings. There is no UMC.
Small Claims Pre-Trial Hearings are conducted Tuesday afternoons IN PERSON in Courtroom 6-K. Zoom and phone appearances are NOT permitted. PTH's may be waived by written stipulation filed PRIOR to the hearing unless otherwise stated in the Order setting hearing.
Please utilize the special set hearing times available on the Online Schedule system for all motions.
Special Set Hearings:
Division "RL" online scheduling is for special set hearings of 15/30 minutes only. Motions that require more than 30 minute hearing must be requested and set by the JA (do not combine several special set openings to make a 1 hour special set hearing; they will not be heard).
For hearings more than 30 minutes, the moving party is required to email the Judicial Assistant at CAD-DIVISIONRL@PBCGOV.ORG to request for a special set time/date, include a copy of the Motion, indicate how much time needed for hearing and provide case number and style of the case. IF your case settles, is voluntary dismissed, or stayed, and there are future hearings or trials scheduled, please contact the JA via email.
Remote hearings will be conducted via Zoom, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, who shall then advise the Court at CAD-DivisionRL@pbcgov.org which method of conference call, CourtCall, or other arrangement is agreed upon.
Zoom Meeting Information
Zoom hearings will be held on static Zoom link for Division RL:
- US Toll-free 877-853-5257
- US Toll-free 888-475-4499
The Zoom App is available for free on IOS and Android devices, or via computer www.Zoom.us/download. You do not need an account or to pay a fee to use this service.
All parties should choose video if they have the technology and telephone only if they do not have a smart phone and/or a computer with a camera and a microphone.
Submission of Documents for Judge's Reveiw
All Memorandum of Law, Briefs, Responses, copies of case law, courtesy copies of Notices of Hearings/Motions, etc., for the Judge's review should be sent to the Court via email at least 5 business days in advance of the scheduled hearing date/trial date. Memoranda shall not exceed ten (10) doubled spaced pages, with highlighted legal authority. Parties are encouraged to upload any hearing materials to the Court via e-courtesy or email. Hard copies of documents, binders, etc. will not be accepted.
All proposed order for Division RL shall be submitted in WORD format to the 15th Judicial Circuit Online Services through Online Services.
NO HARD COPIES BY MAIL OR DELIVERY WILL BE ACCEPTED.