MANDATORY E-FILING OF ORDERS AND PROPOSED ORDERS

Pursuant to AOSC19-74, by May of 2020, judges must electronically sign and file orders through the Florida Courts e-Filing Portal and receive proposed orders through the Circuit online system or via the Florida Courts Portal.   Therefore, on or before May 1, 2020, attorneys must submit documents (orders and proposed orders) electronically to the judges of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit.

Education opportunities for attorneys include:

  • Court Technology training videos on the Circuit’s YouTube channel (link here)
  • Court Technology Lunch and Learn sessions.  The sessions will cover all aspects of the Circuit’s proposed order solutions (schedule forthcoming).

If you have any questions, please contact Court Chief Information Officer at Noel Chessman at NChessman@pbcgov.org

NEW DOR MAGISTRATE ASSIGNMENTS – EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 3RD

New DOR Magistrate AssignmentsEffective February 3rd

Magistrate Divisions
Magistrate James Williams FA, FC, FW
Magistrate Judette Fanelli FD, all north and south divisions

This will affect newly filed and reopened cases but will not impact any cases currently set for a hearing in front of a specific magistrate.

For pending related cases, please refer to A.O. 5.101, which states: If there are two or more related DOR cases in different divisions, the DOR Magistrates shall confer and determine the best method of handling these cases.

Please contact Tara Kranz at TKranz@pbvgov.org with any questions.

FLORIDA BAR FT. LAUDERDALE OFFICE SEEKING VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY

The Florida Bar Fort Lauderdale Office is requesting a volunteer attorney to assist in handling an inventory proceeding concerning a deceased attorney.

The attorney passed away in February of 2018. Attempts to complete the inventory have not been successful. There is an operating and trust account. It is unknown how much, if any funds, are in either account. The inventory attorney would need to make that determination. There are approximately 7 boxes of closed files. The contents of the boxes will need to be reviewed to determine if there are any original documents to return to clients. The inventory attorney will be reimbursed by the Bar for out of pocket costs. Those interested can contact William Mulligan (WMulligan@floridabar.org) and Randi Lazarus (rlazarus@floridabar.org).

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The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting additional applications for Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts. These appointments by Gov. Ron DeSantis are to fill vacancies created by the conclusion of the four-year terms of the current Regional Counsels. A description of the duties […]Read More

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE VACANCIES

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court created by the resignations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert Luck to assume federal judicial office. Based on the Florida Supreme Court’s current composition, at least one of the justices appointed to fill these two […]Read More