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.

Policies and ProceduresJACs Scheduling and DocketsOther Non-JACs Dockets and CalendarsCivil Pre-Trial/Trial Dockets - BrevardCivil Pre-Trial/Trial Dockets - SeminoleAO# 22-08-S - Criminal - Standardized Seminole County Arrest AffidavitProvider ListingsAdministrative OrdersMicrosoft Teams InstructionsForeclosure ProgramProcess ServersCivil Case ManagementCourtroom Equipment Request

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.


Case Management

Brevard County Procedures for Case Management Plan, Order, and Setting Trials

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

GM Edward Park’s – Dependency – Policies and Procedures

Uniform Procedures for Family Division for all 4 Brevard Family Judges

Judge Jigisa Patel-Dookhoo
Judge Kathryn Speicher
Judge Michelle Studstill
Judge Jennifer Taylor


Seminole Case Management

Case Management Policies and Procedures

Family Civil Domestic Magistrate Division

General Magistrate Nardi Division Procedures
General Magistrate Silver Division Procedures

Civil Magistrate Division

General Magistrate Paulter’s Division Procedures

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

Judge Goerner’s Division M Criminal Division Policies and Procedures
Criminal Division Operations Manual
First Appearance Manual
Courtroom Decorum Policy

Juvenile Division Policies & Procedures

Judge Galluzzo’s Juvenile Division P Policy & Procedures 
Judge Souto’s Juvenile Division B Policy & Procedures 

Felony Division Forms

Procedure to Waive Docket Sounding
Docket Sounding Waiver
Felony Plea Agreement (English)
Felony Plea Agreement (Espanol)

Foreclosure Policies & Procedures

Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Procedures

Probate Forms & Procedures

Guardian Advocate Manual & Forms

*** UPDATED *** Seminole Probate Administrative Order 22-09-S


Probate and Guardianship
Process Servers

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


JACs Instructions

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.


Judge Crawford’s Division “N” Docket Calendars
Judge McKibben’s Dependency Calendars
Judge McKibben’s – Virtual Video Conference Evidentiary Hearing Trial Procedures

GM Edward Park’s Dependency Calendars 
GM Edward Park’s – Dependency – Policies and Procedures


Division C – Judge James J. Dekleva
Division F – Judge TBD
Division R – Judge Carsandra Buie
Division S – Judge Wayne Culver

DIVISION A – JUDGE MELANIE CHASEJanuary through June 2024
DIVISION E – JUDGE WILLIAM ORTHJanuary through June 2024
DIVISION M – JUDGE DONNA GOERNER – January through June 2024



2024 County Judges Rotation Schedule
2024 Rotation Schedule for Repeat/Domestic Violence Injunction Reviews for County Judges

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.


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:

Select Month Below:

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep |Oct | Nov | Dec

Judge Mark Herr Division “L” 
Civil Case Manager – 407-665-4296 or email:

Select Month Below:

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep |Oct | Nov | Dec

Judge Christopher Sprysenski Division “K”
Civil/Family Case Manager – 407-665-4203 or email:

Select Month Below:

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep |Oct | Nov | Dec

Judge Susan Stacy Division “W”
Civil/Family Case Manager – 407-665-4222 or email:

Select Month Below:

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep |Oct | Nov | Dec

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.

See the full Administrative Order 22-08-S

Provider listings include both Brevard and Seminole and provide attorneys with arbitrator listings, registries, expert witness providers, orders, and more.

Arbitrator Listings

Arbitrator Listing A-L (.doc 2.05 Mb)
Arbitrator Listing M-Z (.doc 1.62 Mb)

For information regarding Arbitration, Lists contact DRC directly at:

Court-Appointed Attorneys

Policy & Rates

Court Appointed Counsel Manual
Due Process Service Provider Rates
Attorney Registry Categories & Rates
Justice Administration Commission

Attorney Applications

Application for Court Appointed Attorney
Application for Special Needs Children Registry

Attorney Registry


Attorney Ad Litem for Special Need Children
Brevard Court Appointed Registry


Seminole Court Appointed Registry

Expert Witness Providers


Competency Evaluation Providers
Brevard Guardianship Examining Committee Members


Competency Evaluation Providers
Uniform Order Appointing Expert for Competency Evaluation
Guardianship Examining Committee Members
Process Servers

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.

Administrative Orders and Related Materials Repository
Media Related A.O.’s
Conflict Attorney A.O.

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.​

Foreclosure Program F.A.Q.
Brevard Foreclosure Procedures
Seminole Foreclosure Procedures

Certified Process Servers are NOT employees of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court.

Go to Process Servers Page

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

Florida Courts Help App now available:

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

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.