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

Please review the video tutorial below on how to properly complete and submit Case Management Plan/Orders

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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.

Circuit Civil Newly Filed Cases - Summons Requirement

Circuit Civil Newly Filed Cases – Summons Requirement – For all Circuit Civil cases, the Clerk of Court is directed not to issue summons in any case in which the blank Case Management Plan and Case Management Order has not been filed with the Complaint. The Clerk of Court shall notify the filer that the summons is not being accepted for filing until the form Case Management Plan and Case Management Order has been filed. Any party serving an initial pleading (complaint, third-party complaint, etc.) in the case shall serve a copy of the appropriate Case Management Plan and Case Management Order together with initial service of process to each defendant. Once all defendants are served then the parties shall meet to fill in the dates/time frames within the Case Management Plan and Case Management Order for submittal to the Court.

Please see below form CMP and CMO for Streamlined and General:

***The form CMP and CMO should not be filled out prior to defendant(s) being served, form CMP and CMO shall be filed with the complaint as provided below***

Form Case Management Plan and Case Management Order – Streamlined
Exhibit “A” (Streamlined) CMP/CMOopens WORD file MS Word Icon

Form Case Management Plan and Case Management Order – General
Exhibit “B” (General) CMP/CMOopens WORD file MS Word Icon

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.

 

 

 

For further assistance regarding Case Management Orders, please contact the judge’s case manager listed below:
Judge Jessica Recksiedler (Division L):
Shelbi-Ann Sisaleumsak DivisionLCM@flcourts18.org
Judge Susan Stacy (Division W):
Sandy Gorman DivisionWCM@flcourts18.org
Judge Michael Rudisill (Division G):
Debbie Hicks DivisionGCM@flcourts18.org
Judge Frederic Schott (Division S):
Jane Damron DivisionSCM@flcourts18.org
Judge Christopher Sprysenski (Division K):
Kelley Rowland DivisionKCM@flcourts18.org
For further assistance regarding BREVARD COUNTY Case Management Information, please see below:

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