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Procedures/Preferences

AT A GLANCE PREFERENCES (Revised 7/22/15)

How to Notify Judge of an Emergency Motion Providing Judge with Supporting Documents/CaseLaw Using JAWS for Electronic Signature Providing Copies of
Motions & NOH

File w/clerk,
then email Motion to JA

Mail or deliver appropriately highlighted paper copies / to be received in chambers no less than two full business days prior to hearing

Yes. Submit in PDF format
if uncontested.

YES, mail or deliver hard paper copy of Motion & NOH to JA / to be received in chambers no less than two full business days prior to hearing

for additional "At a Glance" Scheduling on JAWS  Click Here

**PLEASE NOTE:  ODYSSEY IS NOT JAWS**
Odyssey is the Clerk of Court’s case management system.  JAWS is the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit’s case management system.  Filing a proposed order/judgment on Odyssey will not automatically load the proposed order/judgment on JAWS.  Filing a notice of your email address with the Clerk of Court will not input your email address into JAWS for purposes of receiving electronically signed orders/judgments or emails from the Court.  JAWS requires emails to be registered on its software for each individual case and for each individual attorney or entity entitled to e-service.

PROPOSED ORDERS/JUDGMENTS – SUBMISSION AND FORMAT REQUIREMENTS
SCHEDULING THROUGH JAWS GENERALLY (Applicable to All Hearings)
DAILY HEARINGS (15 & 30 Minutes)
DAILY HEARINGS (Exceeding 30 minutes)
UNIFORM MOTION CALENDAR (UMC DOCKET)
UNIFORM DISCOVERY MOTION CALENDAR DOCKET
PRO SE PARTIES - SCHEDULING PROCEDURES
JURY AND NON-JURY TRIALS/PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCES
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CASES
MISCELLANEOUS

▪Affidavits in Proof of Claim.  Affidavits must comply with Fla. Stat. § 90.803(6) and Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.510(e), which provide that sworn or certified copies of all papers or parts thereof referred to in an affidavit must be attached.

Mediation Orders.  Orders Setting Mediation must include the following language: “A party to mediation shall only be deemed to appear at a mediation conference by the physical presence of a representative with full authority to negotiate on behalf of the party and to authorize settlement.  Neither party may attend the mediation by telephone.”

Military Service Memorandums and Affidavits.  All Military Service Memorandums and Affidavits must be in compliance with paragraph 8 and 9 of Administrative Order S-2012-058.

Order on Motion to Withdraw (For Individual).  Orders on Motion to Withdraw (Individual) must reflect the following language:

▪Matter is stayed for twenty (20) days to allow party to obtain new attorney. If new counsel does not file Notice of Appearance within twenty (20) days then party will be deemed to represent himself or herself.

▪All future pleadings will be mailed to (name of party) at his/her address (insert address).

▪The (name of party) has an affirmative duty of notifying the Court of any change of address.

▪Include other essential contact information, such as the party’s telephone number (home or cell and work), fax number (if any), and email address (if any).

Order on Motion to Withdraw (For Corporation).  Orders on Motion to Withdraw (For Corporation) must reflect the following language:

▪Matter is stayed for 20 days to allow party to obtain new attorney. If new counsel does not file Notice of Appearance within 20 days then a default judgment may be entered against that party.

▪All future pleadings will be mailed to (name of party) at its address (insert address).

▪The (name of party) has an affirmative duty of notifying the Court of any change of address.

▪Include other essential contact information, such as the party’s telephone number (work), fax number (if any), and email address (if any).

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