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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 CalendarsCivil Pre-Trial/Trial DocketsProvider 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.


BREVARD

Brevard County Procedures for Case Management Plan, Order, and Setting Trials
Judge Babb’s – Division 10 – 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 Crawford’s – Civil Division N – JACs Policies & Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Dugan’s – Civil Division D – JACs Instructionsopens PDF file
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Judge Dugan’s – Civil Division D – Policies & Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Dugan’s – Civil Division D – e-Filing Proposed Ordersopens PDF file
Judge Garagozlo’s Covid-19 Temporary Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Curt Jacobus – Division L – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Katie Jacobus – Division 3 – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Katie Jacobus Consent Scheduling Formopens PDF file
Judge Koenig’s – Division 5 – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Mahl’s – Division X – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Maloney’s – Division B – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge McKibben’s – Virtual Video Conference Evidentiary Hearing Trial Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Naberhaus – Civil Division T – JACs Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Paulk’s – Civil Division M – JACs Policies & Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Reinman’s – Division V – JACs Policies & Proceduresopens PDF file
– Judge Reinman’s – Division V – JACs Policies & Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Reinman’s – Division V – Ex-Parte Instructionsopens PDF file
Judge Roberts – Division A – ​Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
Judge Segal’s – Civil Division G – Policies and Procedures During Pandemicopens PDF file
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Judge Serrano’s – Division C – Covid-19 Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
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Judge Silverman’s – Division 4 – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file

Uniform Procedures for Family Division for all 4 Brevard Family Judges;


SEMINOLE

Civil Domestic Division

General Magistrate Division Proceduresopens PDF file

Civil-Family Division Policies & Procedures

Division G – Judge Rudisill’s Civil-Family Proceduresopens PDF file
Division K – Judge Sprysenski’s K Policy and Proceduresopens PDF file
Division L – Judge Recksiedler’s Civil-Family Proceduresopens PDF file
Division S – Judge Schott’s County Civil Practice Manualopens PDF file
Division W – Judge Stacy’s Policy & Proceduresopens PDF file

Criminal Division Operations Manualopens PDF file
First Appearance Manualopens 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

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 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 – Debbie Hicks, 407-665-4263 or email: DivisionGCM@flcourts18.org


Judge Jessica Recksiedler Division “L”
Civil Case Manager – Shelbi-Ann Sisaleumsak, 407-665-4296 or email: DivisionLCM@flcourts18.org


Judge Christopher Spysenski Division “K”
Civil/Family Case Manager – Kelley Rowland, 407-665-4203 or email: DivisionKCM@flcourts18.org


Judge Susan Stacy Division “W”
Civil/Family Case Manager – Sandy Gorman, 407-665-4222 or email: DIvisionWCM@flcourts18.org


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

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:

We DO NOT provide CD/DVD players, computers, or adapters of any sort. You are responsible for bringing to the courts what you need to present evidence or conduct your business with the court, i.e. the equipment (e.g., laptop) or device (e.g., iPad), and HDMI or VGA adapters with you, to connect your equipment directly to TVs or projectors. This way you will be able to play videos, PowerPoint presentations, display records, etc. right from your laptop.

Court Technology only provides an Audio/Visual cart that includes:

  • All-In-One Evidence Cart with Document Projector (ELMO)
  • Projector and Screen (some courtrooms may be equipped with a large screen TV instead)
  • Speakers

NOTE: When reserving or booking a courtroom, please work with the Judicial Assistant or the coordinators to arrange for use of the equipment.

Brevard equipment availability:

Seminole equipment availability:

Note: Video/audio playback devices are not provided by the courts. Parties must bring their own HDMI equipped laptop or device capable of playing whatever they wish to present.

* Reservation of equipment is required and based upon first-come first-served basis.

Moore Justice Center:

  • All courtrooms are supplied with an 86” or larger wall mounted TV for audio/video presentation. Playback devices can connect via the provided HDMI cable. *
  • Document camera (ELMO) or projectors may be requested and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please request at least two business days in advance. *

Titusville Courthouse:

  • All courtrooms have a large TV for video/audio presentation. Playback devices can connect via the provided HDMI cable. *
  • Document camera (ELMO) may be requested and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please request at least three business days in advance. *

Melbourne Courthouse:

  • All courtrooms have a TV for video/audio presentation. Playback devices can connect via the provided HDMI cable. *
Sanford Criminal Justice Center:

  • All courtrooms (except 1B) have a Document camera (ELMO) and projector. Please bring a VGA cable to connect to projector if you plan on connecting your device (Laptop) to projector. We suggest you bring a minimum of a 10′ VGA cable so that parties can remain seated and control their device to projector action. *

Sanford Civil Courthouse:

  • Courtrooms A, B, F, G, and L all have 60″ TV for video/audio presentation. Playback devices can connect via the HDMI cable. We suggest you bring a minimum of a 10′ HDMI or VGA cable so that parties can remain seated and control their laptop to TV interaction. No reservations required. Simply tell the deputy you need to use equipment during your hearing/trial and they will set it up for you.
  • Courtrooms, A, B, C, G, L have a small cart with a Document camera (ELMO) and projector. All courtrooms have screens that drop down from ceiling. No reservations required. We suggest you bring a minimum of a 10′ HDMI or VGA cable so that parties can remain seated and control their laptop to TV interaction. Simply tell the deputy you need to use equipment during your hearing/trial and they will set it up for you.

Sanford Juvenile Justice Center:

  • There is a portable cart with large screen TV available. Playback devices can connect via the HDMI cable. *

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.