Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts
Serving the Citizens of Brevard and Seminole Counties

SEMINOLE COUNTY GENERAL MAGISTRATE

Kristina Paulter

The Honorable Kristina Paulter

Division: Civil
Judicial AssistantSavanna Hudson
Office: (407) 665-4239 | Email
Located at the Seminole Civil Courthouse Sanford, Seminole

SCHEDULING HEARINGS

JACs Dockets & Calendars

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.

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.

Select Pre-Trial Docket Month Below:

JACs

JACs Instructions

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A JACS ACCOUNT

Attorneys Only (You will need your Florida Bar Number)

ATTORNEYS CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP OR RESET YOUR ACCOUNT. (You will need your Florida Bar Number)

FOR ALL OTHER PLEASE NOTE: The JACS system was designed to work with bar license numbers only, as a way of tracking attorneys who schedule hearings. We will not be able to create a JACS account for you.

Luckily, JACS is only one of the many ways we have to schedule hearing dates in our Court. If you require a hearing date please use one of these methods:

  1. Work with opposing counsel and have them schedule a hearing on an agreed time/date.
  2. Contact the presiding judge’s Judicial Assistant for your scheduling needs. 
  3. File a motion requesting a hearing per the Florida Trial Court Rules.

INSTRUCTIONS AND MORE

Magistrate Paulter's Policies and Procedures (See Below)

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.

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.

KRISTINA PAULTER

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION

  • JD, Barry University School of Law (Cum Laude)
  • BA, University of Central Florida

    PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Admitted 2012)
    • The Florida Bar (Admitted 2012)
    • Private Practice 2012-2023

    COLLEGE FACULTY EXPERIENCE

    • University of Central Florida, (August 2021-Present)
      • Real Estate Law, REE 3433 - 0002 
      • Fundamentals of Real Estate, REE 3043 - 0002 
      • Capstone-Legal Issues, PLA 4935-0077
    • Seminole State College, (August 2020-December 2023)
      • Real Property Transactions, PLA 2614
      • Real Property II, PLA2612

    ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS

    LEGAL LEADERSHIP (Present):

        • President-Elect, Seminole County Bar Association
        • President, Seminole County Inn of Court
        • Board of Directors, Seminole County Florida Association for Women Lawyers

    LEGAL LEADERSHIP (Past):

        • President, Seminole County Florida Association for Women Lawyers
        • Board of Directors, Seminole County Bar Association
        • Officer, Seminole County Inn of Court
        • Board of Directors, Central Florida Attorney’s Real Estate Council (CFREAC)

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    (Past and Present):

        • Central Florida Women’s Resource Center
        • Community Leader and Elected Officials,
        • Make-a-Wish, Walk-a-thon Recruitment Committee
        • Junior Achievement, Career Success Program
        • Volusia County Teen Court Program
        • American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Project
        • Seminole County and Orange County Self- Help Center Attorney

    AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

    ·        Distinguished Service Award, Seminole County Bar Association, (2022). Awarded only periodically to recognize outstanding service to the Seminole County Bar Association.

    ·        Certificate of Appreciation, Seminole County School Board, (2019). Awarded to the volunteers who participated in the Junior Achievement Program.

    ·        Guardian of Justice Award, (2013), Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida,

    ·        Pro Bono Service Award, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, (2013). Awarded to lawyers who provided pro bono services for their organization.

    Seminole Civil Courthouse
    Downtown Civil Courthouse
    Magistrate Paulter Conducts Hearings at the Downtown Civil Courthouse in
    Seminole County

    301 N. Park Avenue
    Sanford, FL 32771-1243
    (407) 665-4239 

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