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Procedures/Preferences

Pursuant to Administrative Order S-2021-008 (Temporary Suspension of Jury Trials and In-Person Court Proceedings During the COVID-19 Pandemic), the following docket protocol is in place:


NO IN-PERSON PROCEEDINGS ARE PERMITTED UNDER A.O. S-2021-008 UNTIL MARCH 1, 2021, UNLESS THE MORATORIUM ON IN-PERSON PROCEEDINGS IS EXTENDED BY FURTHER ORDER OF THE CHIEF JUDGE. See A.O. S-2021-008, § 9 at 7 (Jan. 5, 2021).


All hearings are conducted via Zoom until further notice. The Zoom Meeting ID for Judge Lefler is 582 141 1785. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us./j/5821411785. 


Please use your full real name as your display name (avoid using nicknames or the device’s default name setting) and have a Florida ID, or a guardian with ID, to confirm your identity.


The court is able to swear in witnesses and parties over Zoom; please have a picture identification with you to show the Court.


*Motions noticed for hearing the morning of trial without the Court’s permission will not be heard. 


A COPY OF ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO BE USED IN THE HEARING (I.E. EXHIBITS, CASE LAW, ETC.) ARE TO BE ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED TO THE JUDGE’S CHAMBERS (EMAILED TO THE JUDICIAL ASSISTANT) AND OPPOSING COUNSEL/PARTY NO LATER THAN THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS AND BY NOON PRIOR TO THE HEARING TO ENABLE A REVIEW BY THE COURT. ANY RESPONSES TO MOTIONS AND COPIES OF CASE LAW DELIVERED TO THIS COURT LESS THAN THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS AND BY NOON PRIOR TO THE HEARING WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OR CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING.