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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 Dockets and CalendarsOther Non-JACs Dockets and CalendarsPre-Trial/Trial DocketsProvider ListingsAdministrative OrdersMicrosoft Teams InstructionsForeclosure ProgramProcess Servers

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.


BREVARD

Setting Circuit Civil Trials Procedures in Brevard
Judge Atkin’s – Division 11 – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Dugan’s – Civil Division D – JACs Instructionsopens PDF file
Judge Dugan’s – Civil Division D – Policies & Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Dugan’s – Civil Division D – e-Filing Proposed Ordersopens PDF file
Judge Crawford’s – Civil Division N – JACs Policies & Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Paulk’s – Civil Division M – JACs Policies & Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Roberts – Division A – ​Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Naberhaus – Civil Division T – JACs Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file  opens PDF file

Temporary Covid-19 Policies and Procedures until further notice!

Judge Babb’s – Division 10 – Temporary Covid-19 Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Brown’s – Division 6 – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Crawford’s – Civil Division N – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Davidson’s Instructions for Guardianship Hearings During Covid-19opens PDF file
Judge Dugan’s Instructions for a Remote Court Appearance Non Evidentiaryopens PDF file
Judge Garagozlo’s Covid-19 Temporary Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Jacobus – Division 3 – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
 – Judge Jacobus Consent Scheduling Formopens PDF file
Judge Koenig’s – Division 5 – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
 – Judge Koenig’s – Division 5 – Paper Docket Consent Scheduling Formopens WORD file
Judge Mahl’s – Division X – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Segal’s – Civil Division G – Policies and Procedures During Pandemicopens PDF file
Judge Serrano’s – Division C – Covid-19 Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Silverman’s – Division 4 – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file


SEMINOLE

Civil Domestic Division

General Magistrate Division Proceduresopens PDF file

Civil-Family Division Policies & Procedures

Division K – Judge McIntosh’s Civil Family Proceduresopens PDF file
 – Division K – Judge McIntosh’s Video Hearing Proceduresopens PDF file
 – Division K – Judge McIntosh’s Day of the Hearing Instructionsopens PDF file
Division L – Judge Recksiedler’s Civil-Family Proceduresopens PDF file
Division G – Judge Rudisill’s Civil-Family Proceduresopens PDF file
Division S – Judge DeKleva’s Policy & Proceduresopens PDF file
 – Division S – Judge DeKleva’s Administrative Order 13-39-sopens PDF file
Division W – Judge Stacy’s Policy & Proceduresopens PDF file

Criminal Division Policies & Procedures

Criminal Division Operations Manualopens PDF file
First Appearance Manualopens PDF file
Division R – Judge Collins Criminal Policy & Proceduresopens PDF file
Courtroom Decorum Policyopens PDF file

Juvenile Division Policies & Procedures

Judge Galluzzo’s Juvenile Division P Policy & Proceduresopens PDF file

Felony Division Forms

Procedure to Waive Docket Sounding
Docket Sounding Waiveropens PDF file
Felony Plea Agreement (English)opens PDF file
Felony Plea Agreement (Espanol)opens PDF file

Foreclosure Policies & Procedures

Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Proceduresopens PDF file

Probate Forms & Procedures

Guardian Advocate Manual & Forms


CIRCUIT WIDE

Policies for Video Conferencingopens PDF file
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.

JACs

Available Dockets
Available Hearing Time
Schedule a Hearing – Requires Login
How to sign up for a JACs Accountopens PDF file

JACs Instructions

General Instructions
How To Use Docket Feature
How To Use Time Slot Feature

JACs Policies

Procedures for Setting Circuit Civil Trials in Brevard
JACs Family Mediation Requirementsopens PDF file
Division D – Judge Dugan’s Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Division D – Judge Dugan’s JACs Instructionsopens PDF file
Division D – Judge Dugan’s e-Filing Proposed Ordersopens PDF file
Division G – Judge Roberts Policies & Proceduresopens PDF file
Division T – Judge Naberhaus – JACs Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file

Below you will find a listing of online calendars by judge for Seminole County that are not listed in JACs calendaring system. Calendars are subject to change hourly, so check back frequently to guarantee accurate updates.

SEMINOLE CIVIL PRE/TRIAL DOCKETS:

 

NOTE: 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.

Judge Susan Stacy Division “W”
Judge Donna McIntosh Division “K”
Judge Jessica Recksiedler Division “L”
Judge Michael Rudisill Division “G”

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. opens PDF file

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

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 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.