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.
Setting Circuit Civil Trials Procedures in Brevard
Judge Dugan’s – Civil Division D – JACs Instructionsopens PDF file
opens 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 Maloney’s – Division B – Policies and 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 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 McKibben’s – Virtual Video Conference Evidentiary Hearing Trial Proceduresopens PDF file
opens PDF file Judge Segal’s – Civil Division G – Policies and Procedures During Pandemicopens PDF file
opens PDF file Judge Serrano’s – Division C – Covid-19 Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
opens PDF file Judge Silverman’s – Division 4 – Policies and Proceduresopens PDF file
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Uniform Procedures for Family Division for all 4 Brevard Family Judges;
- Judge Nancy Maloneyopens PDF file
- Judge Robert Segalopens PDF file
- Judge Christina Serranoopens PDF file
- Judge Jennifer Tayloropens PDF file
Civil Domestic Division
Civil-Family Division Policies & Procedures
Division G – Judge Rudisill’s Civil-Family Proceduresopens PDF file
Division K – Temporary Division K Policy and Proceduresopens PDF file
Division L – Judge Recksiedler’s Civil-Family Proceduresopens PDF file
Division S – Judge DeKleva’s Policy & Proceduresopens PDF file (Until August 16, 2021)
– Division S – Judge DeKleva’s Administrative Order 13-39-sopens PDF file
Division S – Judge Schott’s Civil Guidelines and Administrative Rules – 2021 Manualopens PDF file (Starting August 16, 2021)
Division W – Judge Stacy’s Policy & Proceduresopens PDF file
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.
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
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:
Judge McKibben’s 2021 Dependency Calendarsopens PDF file
Judge McKibben’s 2022 Dependency Calendarsopens PDF file
Judge McKibben’s – Virtual Video Conference Evidentiary Hearing Trial Proceduresopens PDF file
SEMINOLE DOCKETS & HEARINGS:
SEMINOLE – COUNTY COURT – CRIMINAL JUDICIAL ROTATION SCHEDULE:
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.
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 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)
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:
Sanford Criminal Justice Center:
Sanford Civil Courthouse:
Sanford Juvenile Justice Center:
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.