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You are here: Judicial Directory > Gregory P. Holder > Procedures/Preferences

Procedures/Preferences

VIEWING DOCUMENTS FILED:
To view any documents filed in your case, please visit
https://hover.hillsclerk.com. The Hillsborough Online Viewing of Electronic Records (HOVER) provides remote viewing of court records maintained by the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court. On this site, attorneys of record and Self-Represented Litigants (pro-se) will have access to search case indexes and view case progress dockets and images not sealed or made confidential by Florida Rules of Judicial Procedure or court order. For issues or concerns, , email hover@hillsclerk.com or call (813) 307-7180.


AT A GLANCE PREFERENCES

No Discovery Docket Cancelling Trial and Pre-Trial Notify Judge of an Emergency Motion Providing Judge with Lengthy documents for Hrg. Using JAWS for Electronic Signature How to upload Orders to JAWS for Electronic Signature

Set on UMC Docket

See detailed instructions below

After Motion is filed w/clerk, call JA to notify Deliver hard copy at least 3 days prior to hearing Submit AGREED Orders only, use PDF format. See detailed instructions below Upload into Judges QUEUE, not into List. Choose correct Division Letter

 

AT A GLANCE SCHEDULING ON JAWS

UMC's Telephonic Hearings  15 , 30 & 60
Minute Hearings
Requesting Hearing exceeding 60 Min Cancelling Hearings within 24 Hrs of Hrg. Cancelling Hrg. prior to 24 Hrs. of Hrg.
Set on JAWS Set on JAWS. Order not required Set on JAWS. Hard copy of Motion & NOH not required E-mail JA NOH. Must be approved by Judge. E-mail request to JA Call JA to notify. E-mail JA Notice of Cancellation Scheduling party can cancel on JAWS. E-mail JA copy of Notice of Cancellation

 

BEFORE YOU SET A HEARING
ODYSSEY 
SUBMITTING PROPOSED ORDERS FOR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
SCHEDULING DAILY HEARINGS (15, 30 & 60 Minutes)
SCHEDULING UNIFORM MOTION CALENDAR (UMC)
SCHEDULING DAILY HEARINGS (EXCEEDING 60 MINUTES)
SCHEDULING TRIALS AND PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCES (NON-FORECLOSURE)
CANCELLING HEARINGS/TRIALS
PRO SE SELF - REPRESENTED PARTIES - SCHEDULING PROCEDURES
EMERGENCY MOTIONS
FORECLOSURE CASES

The above outlined Procedures/Preferences should be followed and listed below are some guidelines specific to Foreclosure cases:
Please review the applicable procedures and requirements contained in the Administrative Order S-2016.060

  1. FORMS:
  2. Forms can be found on Judge Holder’s website under FORMS as well as on the 13th Judicial Circuit’s website http://www.fljud13.org/Forms.aspx.


  3. SCHEDULING HEARINGS:
  4. Except for special set hearings, Judge Holder hears cases on a mass set docket. Multiple hearings will be set to start at the same time and the Judge will strive to hear the cases in the order set on the docket.
    On the UMC (Uniform Motion Calendar) docket, Judge Holder will hear those cases that the parties are present in person, then proceed to the telephonic hearing cases.


  5. SUBMITTING PROPOSED ORDERS FOLLOWING A HEARING
  6.  (EXCLUDING FINAL JUDGMENTS AND TRIALS
    All orders will generally be entered at the hearing, either in JAWS or signed in Court with the appearing side to serve on the opposing counsel or party.  If the judge directs the parties to prepare and submit an order after the hearing, the parties are directed to comply with the procedures in A.O. S-2016-060 with these clarification:

    1. All orders except Final Judgments and orders to return original documents should be uploaded electronically in JAWS to Div. E. 
      1. Do not upload the motion, cover letter or other documents with the order.
      2. Do not   upload the order more than once.
      3. In the description of the uploaded JAWS file, enter “HEARING HELD”.
      4. In the body of the proposed order, reference the hearing date.
      5. WITHIN 10 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE ORDER ENTERED IN JAWS, THE PLAINTIFF MUST SERVE THE ELECTRONICALLY SIGNED ORDER BY MAIL ON ANY SELF-REPRESENTED PARTY OR PARTY REPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY WHO HAS BEEN EXCUSED FROM EMAIL SERVICE.
    2. Self-Represented parties or Attorneys’ Excused from E-Service
      When a party is self-represented or represented by an attorney excused from email service, that self-represented party or excused attorney may send in a paper proposed order to the judge with stamped, addressed envelopes to be sent to all parties.

  7. SUBMITTING PROPOSED ORDERS FOLLOWING FINAL JUDGMENT HEARINGS AND TRIALS
  8. If you are a Plaintiff’s counsel and appearing at a Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Summary Judgment or trial, please bring  a complete final judgment package, including Certificates of Sale and Title, in compliance with A.O.  All Final Disposition Forms must be e-filed if the Plaintiff prevails.


  9. MEDIATION
  10.  The Court follows the mediation procedures contained in Section 7 of the Administrative Order S-2016-060.  Mediations will be conducted by the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation’s Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation program.  If a party requests mediation, it may file a Motion For Referral to Mediation in addition to emailing the motion to circivdive@fljud13.org


  11. TRIALS
  12. After filing and serving a Notice for Trial, you may set a trial on the appropriate foreclosure trial docket through JAWS.  Please submit the Residential Foreclosure Order Setting Non-Jury Trial with the selected available date to the Judge through JAWS.  The Moving party is responsible for ensuring all parties including pro-se litigants and tenants receive this order.


    Uncontested Trials -  A Plaintiff may set the uncontested trial (where there is no contesting defendant) on the Foreclosure-Jury Trial docket in JAWS. This is a mass set docket.


    Contested Trials -  Typically, contested foreclosure trials are special set, require one hour or less and are set through JAWS. If a contested trial requires over 1 hour, it is the moving party's responsibility to coordinate and set a UMC hearing on JAWS. The trial date will be set by the Judge at the UMC hearing.


    Pretrial Conference:  The Court does not conduct pretrial conferences on Foreclosure cases unless requested by the parties.  To request a pretrial conference, please email circivdive@fljud13.org and copy all parties.


  13. CONSENT TO FINAL JUDGMENT
  14. If all parties to the case have consented, in writing, to entry of a Final Judgment, they may mail in the signed stipulation and a complete Final Judgment packet (in compliance with A.O. S-2016-060) for the judge to review and sign.


  15. WRIT OF POSSESSION:
  16. The Clerk of the Court no longer delivers writs to the Sheriff’s office.  Please file your Motion along with the Writ of Possession through the E-Portal and upload a proposed order in JAWS to the judge. Once the writ has been issued, you must deliver the writ and check to cover the fees
    The Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Section, 700 East Twiggs St., 3rd Floor (813) 242-5202.


  17. CANCELLATION OF SALE
  18. Pursuant to the A.O., a Plaintiff may file a Notice of Cancellation of Sale to cancel a sale any time before 8:00 am on the day of the scheduled sale.  A Motion to Reset Sale will have to be filed and a proposed order uploaded through JAWS to obtain a new sale date.
    If the Defendant is the party requesting the cancellation, a Motion to Cancel Sale must be filed and a copy of the Motion with a proposed order should be mailed or hand-delivered to the judge’s office for review.


  19. PARTIES WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY (PRO SE LITIGANTS)
  20. The judge’s office cannot offer legal advice regarding how to proceed with your case.  If you have questions of a legal nature you will have to seek legal counsel.


  21. MOTIONS THAT MAY BE RULED ON WITHOUT A HEARING
  22. The following is a list of motions that the Judge may rule upon without a hearing, upon a party uploading a proposed order on the Motion:

    1. Agreed/Stipulated Orders
    2. Motion to Withdraw as Counsel (must comply with Fla.R.Jud.Admin . 2.505)
    3. Motion to Substitute Party Plaintiff
    4. Motion to Compel Discovery (after a documented good faith effort to obtain a di scovery response)
    5. Motion for Substitution of Counsel (must comply with Fla. R. Jud.Admin . 2.505)
    6. Motion for Extension of Time Motion to Amend Complaint
    7. Motion to Appoint Guardian or Attorney Ad Litem (with the order containing the name and address of individual to be appointed)
    8. Motion for Judicial Default
    9. Motion for Mediation
    10. Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
    11. Motion to Amend Certificate of Title
    12. Motion for Order to Show Cause
    13. Motion for Writ of Possession
    14. Motion for Voluntary Dismissal (if requesting return of original documents, mail in the Motion, proposed order along with prepaid envelopes for clerk to return originals)
    15. Motion to Vacate