Civil Case Management

CASE MANAGEMENT PLANS/ORDERS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA


PLEASE OPEN AND READ THIS ORDER THOROUGHLY BEFORE CONTINUING
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO: 21-24 2nd Amendedopens PDF file


CIRCUIT CIVIL

Circuit Civil cases filed after April 30, 2021

Circuit Civil cases filed after April 30, 2021 – For all Circuit Civil cases, filed on or after April 30, 2021, a Case Management Order and Case Management Plan for streamlined and general civil cases (attached as Exhibit “A” (Streamlined) and Exhibit “B” (General) to the Administrative Order) shall be electronically submitted through the e-portal to the Court for the judge’s signature within 30 days of the date the last defendant is served.

Circuit Civil cases filed before April 30, 2021

Circuit Civil cases filed before April 30, 2021 – For each Circuit Civil case where a Trial Order or Case Management Order has not been issued, the Court shall issue a Notice of Case Management Order Requirement to the parties requiring the parties to meet and confer and agree upon a Case Management Plan and Case Management Order that complies with the time standards as set forth in Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.545(a) and (b). Parties must use the applicable Case Management Order and Case Management Plan (attached as Exhibit “A” (Streamlined) or Exhibit “B” (General) to the Administrative Order) and submit the signed Case Management Plan and completed Case Management Order with the deadlines to the presiding judge for review and approval.

COUNTY CIVIL

County Civil cases filed before April 30, 2021

County Civil cases filed before April 30, 2021For each County Court Civil case where a Trial Order has not been issued, the Clerk of the Court shall issue the Case Management Order via the Case Management system to the Judge for signing. For those County Court cases filed in 2018 or earlier, the presiding judge shall execute the Case Management Order (attached as Exhibit “C”) which will be served upon the parties via the e-portal, or if Pro Se, as otherwise provided in the Case Management Order.

For those County Court cases filed in 2019 to the date of this Order

For those County Court cases filed in 2019 to the date of this Order, the presiding judge shall execute the Case Management Order (attached as Exhibit “D”) which will be served upon the parties via the e-portal or if Pro Se, as otherwise provided in the Case Management Order.

County Civil cases filed after April 30, 2021

County Civil cases filed after April 30, 2021For each County Court Civil case filed as of the date of this Order, the Clerk of the Court shall issue the signed Case Management Order (attached as Exhibit “E”) with the Summons. Any party serving an initial pleading (complaint, third-party complaint, etc.) in any newly filed County Court Civil case shall serve a copy of the signed Case Management Order together with the initial service of process to each defendant.

County Civil cases filed after April 30, 2021 but prior to the execution of this Administrative Order

County Civil cases filed after April 30, 2021, but prior to the execution of this Administrative OrderThe Clerk of the Court shall issue the signed Case Management Order (attached as Exhibit “E”) with the Summons for any case where the summons has not yet been issued. Any party serving an initial pleading (complaint, third-party complaint, etc.) shall serve a copy of the signed Case Management Order together with the initial service of process to each defendant. For any case filed after April 30, 2021, but prior to the execution of this Order, where the summons has been issued by the Clerk of the Court and provided to the Plaintiff, the Clerk shall issue the unsigned Case Management Order (attached as Exhibit “E”) via the Case Management system to the judge for signing. Upon the Judge signing the Case Management Order, it shall be served upon the parties. If the initial pleadings have not been served, any party serving an initial pleading (complaint, third-party complaint, etc.) shall be required to serve a copy of the signed Case Management Order together with the initial service of process to each defendant.