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STAY HEALTHY & STAY TUNED – March 26, 2020

Message From Chief Judge Lisa Davidson:

Our courts are open to administer justice; to preserve public safety; and to resolve public health issues on an expedited basis. For these reasons, we continue to handle all essential and emergency matters. By postponing nonessential court proceedings, we have significantly reduced public traffic to our courthouses. We have also employed video and teleconferencing whenever possible, in order to conduct our essential business in ways that limit personal contact.

I am proud to report that we have judges and staff who continue to report to work to make sure that essential justice services are being provided. It has been heartening for me to see how our judges and stakeholders in the legal community are working together to fulfill our constitutional duties while doing our part to stop the spread of the Corona virus. Clearly, the consequences of a pandemic of this magnitude will be felt in our future court dockets. But knowing our judges and staff like I do, I have no doubt we will be ready to meet the challenge.

Please note, due to the nature of the pandemic, our planning and response efforts may evolve from week to week, and day to day, based on the directives from the Florida Supreme Court and public health authorities. We ask everyone to check our website and social media accounts for daily news and updates. Stay informed and stay well!

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EXECUTIVE ORDERS FROM THE GOVERNOR OR FLORIDA

(NOTE: The latest orders are always at the top of the list)

September 1, 2020: Emergency Management – Covid-19 – Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief.
Governor’s Executive Order 20-211

July 30, 2020: Emergency Management – Covid-19 – Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief.
Governor’s Executive Order 20-180 Extended to October 1 see current order 20-211.

July 1, 2020: Emergency Management – Covid-19 – Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief.
Governor’s Executive Order 20-159Extended to October 1 see current order 20-211.
Governor’s Executive Order 20-137
Extended to October 1 see current order 20-211.
Governor’s Executive Order 20-121
Extended to October 1 see current order 20-211.
Governor’s Executive Order 20-94
– Extended to October 1 see current order 20-211.

June 3, 2020: Emergency Management – Covid-19 – Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Amended.
Governor’s Executive Order 20-139

April 2, 2020: Emergency Management – Covid-19 – Reemployment Assistance Program
Governor’s Executive Order 20-93

April 1, 2020: Emergency Management – Covid-19 – Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency. Amended with Order 20-139.
Governor’s Executive Order 20-91

EXPIRED: Executive Order 20-112 – Covid-19 – Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery
Governor’s Executive Order 20-112
Executive Order 20-112 Frequently Asked Questions

EXPIRED: Emergency Management – Covid-19 – Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief.
Governor’s Executive Order 20-94

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS FROM THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT

(NOTE: The latest orders are always at the top of the list)

Active Orders

October 15, 2020: Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts, COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Precautions for Phase 2.
Administrative Order AOSC20-32 – Amendment 4

October 2, 2020: Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts, COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Precautions for Phase 2.
Administrative Order AOSC20-23 – Amendment 7

September 30, 2020: Procurement provision has been extended through the end of the calendar year. Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts, COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Precautions.
Administrative Order AOSC20-12 – Amendment 1

August 12, 2020: Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts, COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Precautions for Phase 2.
Administrative Order AOSC20-32 – Amendment 3
see Amendment in active list above.

August 12, 2020: Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts, COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Precautions for Phase 2.
Administrative Order AOSC20-23 – Amendment 6
see Amendment in active list above

July 2, 2020: Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts, COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Precautions for Phase 2.
Administrative Order AOSC20-32 – Amendment 2
see Amendment in active list above.

July 2, 2020: Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts.
Administrative Order AOSC20-23 Amendment 5see Amendment in active list above.

June 16, 2020: Memorandum from Chief Justice Canady – Regarding Workgroup on Continuity of Court Operations and Proceedings During and After COVID-19 Guidance and Best Practice Materials.
Memorandum from Chief Justice Canady

June 15, 2020: Workgroup on the Continuity of Court Operations and Proceedings During and After COVID-19.
Administrative Order AOSC20-51.pdf

June 8, 202�: Memorandum from �hief Justice Canady regarding Phase 2 – Resumption of In-Person Proceedings.
Memorandum from Chief Justice Canady regarding Phase 2

June 8, 2020: Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts, Remote Civil Jury Trial Pilot Program, Amendment 1.
Administrative Order AOSC20-31 Amendment 1ends October 2, 2020.

May 21, 2020: Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts, Amendment 2.
Administrative Order AOSC20-23 Amendment 2

May 21, 2020: Memorandum from Chief Justice Canady regarding COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Precautions for Phase 2.
Chief Justice Canady Memorandum

May 21, 2020: Memorandum from Chief Justice Canady regarding Proceeding Priority When Limited In-Person Contact is Authorized in Phase 2.
Chief Justice Canady Memorandum

May 14, 2020: Florida Supreme Court COVID-19 Emergency Procedures – Travel Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Office of the State Courts Administrator Memorandum 2020-05-14

May 14, 2020: Florida Supreme Court COVID-19 Emergency Procedures Re: Personal Travel by SCS Judges, Officers, and Court Employees
Administrative Order AOSC20-14 – Amendment 1

May 4, 2020: Florida Supreme Court COVID-19 Emergency Procedures in the Florida State Courts. (Revised section III.A. “Jury Proceedings and Jury Trials“)
Administrative Order AOSC20-23 Amendment 1

April 29, 2020: Suspension of Restrictions on Distance Learning and Conference-Sponsored Continuing Judicial Education
Administrative Order AOSC20-29

April 7, 2020: Florida Supreme Court COVID-19 Alternative Dispute Resolution Educational and Certification Requirements.
Administrative Order AOSC20-24Ends December 31, 2020.

April 1, 2020: Extension of Judicial Electronic Filing Reporting Deadline.
Administrative Order AOSC20-22Ends August 1, 2020.

March 31, 2020: Florida Supreme Court Procedures for Extension of CJE Reporting Deadlines.
Administrative Order AOSC20-21 – reporting cycles of justices and judges whose three-year reporting cycle terminates on or before December 31, 2020, are hereby extended to December 31, 2021.

March 31, 2020: Florida Supreme Court Emergency Procedures in Relation to Spoken Language Court Interpreter Regulations.
Administrative Order AOSC20-20Ends December 31, 2020.

March 26, 2020: Assigning the Judges Listed to All Other Circuits and Counties.
Assignment order 2020-92

March 18, 2020: Emergency Procedures for the Administering of Oaths via Audio-Video Communications.
Administrative Order AOSC20-16

March 17, 2020: Covid-19 Essential and Critical Trial Proceedings.
Administrative Order AOSC20-15

Previous Orders No Longer Active

(All amended orders that remain active are listed above)

May 21, 2020: Florida Supreme Court COVID-19 Emergency Procedures in the Florida State Courts. (SEE AMENDED ORDER ABOVE)
Administrative Order AOSC20-23 – Amendment 2see Amendment in active list above.

May 21, 2020: Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts, Remote Civil Jury Trial Pilot Program.
Administrative Order AOSC20-31see Amendment in active list above.

April 21, 2020: Workgroup on Continuity of Court Operations and Proceedings During and After COVID-19.
Administrative Order AOSC20-28see Amendment in active list above.

March 30, 2020: Florida Supreme Court Procedures for speedy trial in non-criminal traffic infraction proceedings.
Administrative Order AOSC20-19Ended on April 20, 2020.

March 27, 2020: Florida Supreme Court Procedures In Relation To Visitation Under the Protective Supervision of the Department of Children and Families.
Administrative Order AOSC20-18Amended with AOSC20-23 above.

March 24, 2020: Covid-19 Emergency Measures in the Florida State Courts.
Administrative Order AOSC20-17see Amendment in active list above.

March 13, 2020: Covid-19 Emergency Procedures in the Florida State Courts.
Administrative Order AOSC20-13 see Amendment in active list above.

March 11, 2020: Response of the Florida State Courts System to Corona Virus.
Administrative Order AOSC20-12see Amendment in active list above.

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS FOR EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURTS

(NOTE: The latest orders are always at the top of the list)

October 1, 2020: Administrative Rules – 18th Circuit Amended Phase 2 Operational Plan.
Administrative Rules – Covid-19 Procedures – Amended Phase 2 Operational Plan

September 8, 2020: Administrative Rules – Covid-19 – Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief Extension to October 1, 2020.
Administrative Order 20-33 – Amended

August 17, 2020: Administrative Rules – Covid-19 Procedures – Transitioning from Phase 1 to Phase 2
Administrative Rules – Covid-19 Procedures – Transitioning from Phase 1 to Phase 2

August 3, 2020: Administrative Rules – Covid-19 Procedures – 20-15 5th Amended – Supersedes all  previous 20-15 orders: In Re – Continuation of Operations Bases Upon Covid-19 Concerns
Administrative Order 20-15 – 5th Amendment

July 27, 2020: Administrative Rules – Covid-19 Procedures – 20-15 4th Amended – Supersedes all  previous 20-15 orders: In Re – Continuation of Operations Bases Upon Covid-19 Concerns
Administrative Order 20-15 – 4th Amendment

July 20, 2020: Administrative Rules – Covid-19 Procedures – 20-15 3rd Amended Supersedes 20-15 2nd Amended Supersedes 20-15– 2nd Amended: In Re – Continuation of Operations Bases Upon Covid-19 Concerns
Administrative Order 20-15 – 3rd Amendment

July 20, 2020: Administrative Rules – Covid-19 Procedures – 20-16 3rd Amended Supersedes 20-16 2nd Amended: In Re – Juvenile – Covid-19 Emergency Procedures Juvenile Dependency Visitation Practices
Administrative Order 20-16 – 3rd Amendment

July 13, 2020: Administrative Rules – Covid-19 Procedures – Face Covering Requirements and Self-Check Health Screening for Law Enforcement.
Administrative Order 20-35

April 8, 2020: Covid-19 Procedures for speedy trial in non-criminal traffic infraction proceedings.
Administrative Order 20-17 Amended

April 6, 2020: Criminal – Bail for Covid-19 Violation.
Administrative Order AO-20-19

June 16, 2020: Domestic Relations – Covid-19 Visitation & Timesharing Guidelines.
Administrative Order AO-20-18 Amended

April 6, 2020: Juvenile Covid-19 Emergency Procedures for Juvenile Dependency Visitation Practices.
Administrative Order AO-20-16 – 2nd Amendedsee Amendment in active list above.

April 6, 2020: Eighteenth Circuit Continuation of Operations Based Upon Covid-19 Needs.
Circuit Administrative Order AO-20-15 – 2nd Amendedsee Amendment in active list above.

BREVARD FAMILY DIVISION

(NOTE: The latest orders are always at the top of the list)

June 4, 2020: Amended Court Procedures: Brevard County Phase 2

June 4, 2020: Stipulated Notice for Remote Hearing During Covid-19 Procedures. (NOTE: Form is fillable in Microsoft Word Format)

March 24, 2020: Family Division Procedures for Remote Hearings During Covid-19 Procedures.

SEMINOLE COURTS PROCEDURES

(NOTE: The latest orders are always at the top of the list)

Based upon the current situation with COVID-19, pursuant to the Florida Supreme Court’s Administrative Order SCO20-23 Amended, and the Amended Administrative Order 20-15-3rd Amended, the following designates how all Seminole County courts will proceed until August 15, 2020, or until further order.
 
 
Based upon the current situation with COVID-19, the following designates how all Seminole County courts will proceed until further order.
 
Based upon the current situation with COVID-19, the following designates how all Seminole County courts will proceed until further order.
 
Based upon the current situation with COVID-19, the following designates how all Seminole County courts will proceed until further order.
 
SEMINOLE COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
 
Social Distancing Order Reopening Guidelines