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Videos to Assist Litigants Representing Themselves in Court

Below you will find videos that provide rules and guidance for self-represented litigants who will appear in a virtual court hearing and who are representing themselves in a case in Florida’s trial courts.

Microsoft Teams Instructional Video

For information on how to download and use Microsoft Teams for your virtual court hearing on your computer or smartphone.

Rules for Virtual Court Hearings

This video was developed by the Judicial Management Council Workgroup on Access to Justice to provide rules and guidance for those who are appearing virtually.

17th Circuit Video Tutorials

These videos were produced by Florida’s 17th Circuit. Although specific to Broward County, litigants from around the state may find the videos helpful.

File or Answer a Civil Complaint

This video was developed by the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice to provide tips and guidance for those who are representing themselves in a civil case in Florida’s trial courts.

Preparing for Your Day in Civil Court

This video was developed by the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice to provide self-represented litigants with helpful tips on how to prepare for their day in civil court.

Florida Injunctions: An Overview 

This video focuses on the needs of parties considering a petition for protection. It is hoped that the video will assist petitioners (as well as respondents) in understanding Florida’s four orders of protection and the requirements for filing a petition.

Florida Injunctions: The Hearing

This video is designed as an orientation to civil domestic violence court; the video provides important information about court room procedures, discusses the participants in the hearing, and answers many of the questions litigants might have about what will happen when they come to court.

Mythbreakers: Chapter 39 Injunctions

This video discusses common myths and misconceptions associated with the Chapter 39 injunction process. It also discusses the differences between Chapter 39 injunctions and Chapter 741 injunctions.

Chapter 39: Purpose is to protect and promote the best interests of the child in child abuse or domestic violence situations.
Chapter 741: Purpose is to protect adults in domestic violence situations, but children may be included in terms of injunction.

Other Court HELP Videos:

For more videos on family law, including dependency and delinquency court information, please visit the  Florida Courts YouTube Channel.

Florida Courts Help available at the touch of a screen:

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

View Case Management Administrative Orders, video tutorial on how to properly complete and submit Case Management Plan/Orders, and more. Please ensure you are utilizing the most recent Case Management Plan and Case Management Order. Click here to view Civil Case Management Orders & Forms (Updated on 4/16/2024)
Case Management Plan/Orders