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Procedures/Preferences


COURTROOM PROCEDURES – JUVENILE CROSSOVER DIVISIONS M & I

  1. Attorneys, at all times, shall conduct themselves consistent with the Guidelines for Professional Conduct 1 and abide by the requirements of Administrative Order 2015-021.


  2. All Assistant State Attorneys and Assistant Public Defenders are required to be in the courtroom at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the beginning of arraignment dockets.


  3. All Assistant State Attorneys and Assistant Public Defenders are required to be in the courtroom at least twenty (20) minutes prior to the beginning of disposition dockets.


  4. At all other court proceedings, all Assistant State Attorneys and Assistant Public Defenders are required to be in the courtroom at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled beginning of court.


  5. It is the responsibility of the Assistant Public Defenders and/or Assistant State Attorneys to have their clients and/or witnesses present and prepared to start at the time of the scheduled docket/hearing.


  6. All “add-ons” and/or motion hearings shall be scheduled on the Court’s docket only after consulting with the Court’s Clerk and receiving a specific date and time for the hearing.


  7. A courtesy copy of all motions, along with the Notice of Hearing, shall be provided to the Court no later than noon (12:00 p.m.) the day preceding the scheduled hearing.


  8. All legal arguments relating to Motions to Dismiss, Motions to Suppress, and Motions in Limine shall be supported by specific statutory authority or case law that shall be presented to the Court no later than noon (12:00 p.m.) prior to the scheduled time of the hearing.


  9. All objections made during trial or any evidentiary proceeding conducted before this Court shall be supported by specific statutory authority or case law that shall be provided, if requested by the Court, at the time of the objection.


  10. All exhibits that an attorney intends to introduce as evidence during any trial or proceeding shall be pre-marked by the Clerk prior to the time the trial or proceeding is scheduled to begin.


  11. No hearing or trial shall be delayed or continued beyond the scheduled starting time because an attorney needs to confer with a witness or review evidence with the witness.



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1The link for the Guidelines for Professional Conduct is:

http://www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBProfess.nsf/5d2a29f983dc81ef85256709006a486a/2f2668cdfd7b99e085256b2f006ccd15?OpenDocument