Attorneys in both Brevard and Seminole have the resources offering many new facets of modern technology including but not limited to online scheduling, instructions, provider listings, policies and procedures, and much more.
There are courtroom rules and policies governing all divisions of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court. All parties are expected to follow these rules.
The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit provides procedural instructions for attorneys along with policies that may differ within the guidelines of the law between judges and county or circuit court.
Judges’ Policies & Procedures
Judge Ballou’s – Criminal Division P – Policies and Procedures
Judge Brown’s – Criminal Division 6 – Policies and Procedures
Judge Blaue’s – Civil Division D – Policies & Procedures
– Judge Blaue’s – Civil Division D – JACs Instructions
Judge Crawford’s – Civil Division N – Policies and Procedures
Judge Friedland’s – Division 7, County Civil Policies & Procedures
Judge Garagozlo’s – Division 8 – Policies and Procedures
Judge Curt Jacobus – Division L – Policies and Procedures
– Judge Curt Jacobus – Division L – Short Matters Procedures
Judge Katie Jacobus – Division 3 – Policies and Procedures
– Judge Katie Jacobus Consent Scheduling Form
Judge Koenig’s – Division 5 – Policies and Procedures
Judge McKibben’s – Virtual Video Conference Evidentiary Hearing Trial Procedures
Judge Musselman’s – Division 10 – Policies and Procedures
Judge Naberhaus – Division T – Policies and Procedures
– Judge Naberhaus – Civil Division T – JACs Policies and Procedures
Judge Paulk’s – Civil Division M – Policies & Procedures
Judge Peacock’s – Criminal Division 9 – Policies & Procedures
Judge Segal’s – Division G – Policies and Procedures
Judge Serrano’s – Division C – Policies and Procedures
Judge Silverman’s Instructions for Appearances by Video Conference
Uniform Procedures for Family Division for all 4 Brevard Family Judges
Seminole Case Management
Family Civil Domestic Magistrate Division
Civil Magistrate Division
Civil-Family Division Policies & Procedures
Division G – Judge Rudisill’s Civil-Family Procedures
Division K – Judge Sprysenski’s K Policy and Procedures
Division L – Judge Herr’s Policies and Procedures
Division W – Judge Stacy’s Policy & Procedures
Criminal Division Policies & Procedures
Juvenile Division Policies & Procedures
Felony Division Forms
Foreclosure Policies & Procedures
Probate Forms & Procedures
The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit provides both the JACs (Judicial Automatic Calendar System) and non-automated calendaring information. JACs online scheduling is for attorneys only and requires a login. It is important to review any policies and procedures (See Policies & Procedures menu) that apply before contacting judges’ chambers. If you don’t see the docket, you are looking for, within the JACs list, please be sure to look within the non-JACs Dockets and Calendars (2nd tab on the left menu) as well.
NOTE: Not all of the judges post their calendars online. Calendars are subject to change hourly, so check back frequently to guarantee accurate updates.
Seminole Division W, hearings will only proceed if all exhibits/documents for the Courts consideration are electronically filed 72 hours in advance of the hearing. Noncompliance will result in cancellation or rescheduling of the hearing. A notary must be present to identify the witnesses and place them under an oath to tell the truth.
If you have further questions, please contact the judicial assistant directly. If you need assistance with your account login, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online calendars listed by judges that do not use the JACs (Judicial Automated Calendaring System). Calendars are subject to change hourly, so check back frequently to guarantee accurate updates.
BREVARD DOCKETS & HEARINGS:
SEMINOLE DOCKETS & HEARINGS:
DIVISION E – JUDGE WILLIAM ORTH – January through June 2024
DIVISION J – JUDGE JESSICA RECKSIEDLER – January through June 2024
DIVISION M – JUDGE DONNA GOERNER – January through June 2024
SEMINOLE – COUNTY COURT – CRIMINAL JUDICIAL ROTATION SCHEDULE:
BREVARD CIVIL TRIAL DOCKETS:
Below you will find a listing of pre-trial/trial dockets by judge for Seminole County that are not listed in JACs calendaring system. Dockets are subject to change hourly, so check back frequently to guarantee accurate updates.
SEMINOLE CIVIL PRE/TRIAL DOCKETS:
NOTE: All trial dockets currently available are listed below. Please select the month/year for information regarding length of trial period and date of pre-trial. For questions regarding civil trial dockets, please contact the judge’s case manager listed below.
Judge Michael Rudisill Division “G”
Civil/Family Case Manager – 407-665-4263 or email: DivisionGCM@flcourts18.org
Select Month Below:
Judge Mark Herr Division “L”
Civil Case Manager – 407-665-4296 or email: DivisionLCM@flcourts18.org
Select Month Below:
Judge Christopher Sprysenski Division “K”
Civil/Family Case Manager – 407-665-4203 or email: DivisionKCM@flcourts18.org
Select Month Below:
Judge Susan Stacy Division “W”
Civil/Family Case Manager – 407-665-4222 or email: DIvisionWCM@flcourts18.org
Select Month Below:
Florida Rules of Court (Rule 2.050) states that the chief judge “shall exercise administrative supervision over all courts within the judicial circuit in the exercise of judicial power and over the judges and officers of the court”, which includes standardization of Seminole County’s Arrest Affidavit has increased efficiency, effectiveness, statistical information and sharing of information among various state, county, and municipal agencies; and presently over ninety-five percent (95%) of all arrests booked into the Seminole County John E. Polk Facility utilize the same standardized arrest affidavit form.
The Florida Supreme Court by Order dated November 18, 2021 amended Fla. R. Gen. Prac. & Jud. Admin. 2.140(f)(1) to address Marsy’s Law information in Court Filings; and pursuant to Fla. R. Gen. Prac. & Jud. Admin. 2.423(d) 1.
The filer of an initial charging document shall prominently indicate the existence of confidential crime victim information pursuant to article I, section 16 of the Florida Constitution. If the filer indicates the existence of confidential crime victim information, the clerk of the court shall designate and maintain the confidentiality of any such information contained within the initial charging document; and the initial charging document filed in a criminal case is typically filed by law enforcement by way of an arrest affidavit.
Pursuant to Fla. Gen. Prac. & Jud. Admin. 2.423(d)1 notification of the presence of confidential victim information within an arrest report where it is the initial charging document, should be prominently displayed on the face of the arrest affidavit; and standardization of Seminole County’s Arrest Affidavit to include a uniform and standardized means to alert the Clerk of the Court to the presence of Confidential Victim Information being located within the Arrest Affidavit will increase efficiency, effectiveness and assist in proper review by the Clerk of the Court to said information; and such notice shall be made by use of a check box on the face of the arrest affidavit.
IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Standard Affidavit of Arrest attached hereto as Exhibit “A” is hereby adopted for use by all law enforcement agencies within Seminole County effective immediately.
This Order applies to an arrest affidavit filed with the judicial branch of government in criminal and juvenile justice cases.
Provider listings include both Brevard and Seminole and provide attorneys with arbitrator listings, registries, expert witness providers, orders, and more.
For information regarding Arbitration, Lists contact DRC directly at: email@example.com
Policy & Rates
Expert Witness Providers
The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit maintains Administrative Orders and other Related Materials on the Brevard Clerk of Courts website where you will be directed when you click the link below.
What does the Foreclosure Court accomplish?
In mortgage foreclosure proceedings, as with all types of cases, courts are obligated to ensure that the rights of parties are protected, and the integrity of the process is maintained. The Florida Bar offers a variety of web resources for families facing foreclosure and attorneys helping them. Judges and lawyers also have a professional obligation to conclude litigation as soon as it is reasonably and justly possible. The objective is to bring foreclosure cases into compliance with state time standards to complete a case. Those standards are 12 months for non-jury trials and 18 months for jury trials.
The Florida courts are using case management practices that work most effectively to ensure the full participation of parties, avoid unreasonable delays, and dispose of those cases that have been pending for the longest period of time – while being ever mindful of the rights of parties and the integrity of the process.
Certified Process Servers are NOT employees of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court.
At the direction of the Florida Supreme Court, the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit has implemented Differentiated Case Management Plans. There is a Prospective Plan, which applies to cases filed on April 30, 2021, or later. The term “civil cases” is defined in the Plans, but generally speaking, includes all cases filed in the county or circuit civil divisions except small claims cases and cases subject to the summary procedure.
These Plans require the parties to civil cases to confer and agree on a case track and certain case management deadlines within the model time frames for the case track. The case tracks and model time frames are:
Complex (requires court approval): to trial within 24 months
General: to trial within 18 months
Streamlined: to trial within 12 months
Expedited: to trial within 8 months
If parties are unable to agree on these deadlines, the Court will enter a case management order at a specified time point as outlined in the Plans.
The Plans and all model forms can be found here:
Florida Courts Help App
For constituents, customers, or callers seeking help with family law cases – divorce, adoption, name change, custody, order of protection, and much more – there is now a one-stop source for lots of information aimed at self-represented people. Florida Courts Help is available at app stores as well as online at help.flcourts.org.
Florida Courts Help makes available at the touch of a screen:
- 186 Supreme Court-approved family law forms that can be filled out on the device
- Links and contact information for help centers all around the state
- Plain-language instructions and descriptions of first steps and next actions
- Pointers and contact for a full range of legal help from multiple online resources, free and low- cost legal services, lawyer referrals and other information, including eligibility criteria.
- User-friendly instructions for initial steps and pointers about what happens next.