All motions can be set for oral hearing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Attorneys or parties will only be allowed to appear by telephone upon receiving special permission from the Court in advance of the hearing.
NON-JURY – Attorneys and parties must appear ready for trial on the morning you are set. All non-jury trials will be heard on Mondays beginning at 9:00 a.m. There are no docket positions for these cases.
The Court will honor a timely-filed vacation letter, provided the case has not already been preferentially set for trial. To assert a vacation letter, please file a motion for continuance with a copy of your vacation letter attached to your motion.
All motions for default judgment must be on file at least fourteen (14) days before your trial date and can be submitted to the Court without the need for an oral hearing. An oral hearing is only required to prove-up un-liquidated damages.
Rule 106 motions can be submitted to the Court without the need for an oral hearing.
Plaintiffs’ non-suits and agreed judgments can be submitted to the Court for signature without the need for an oral hearing. If your case is currently set for trial or entry, please submit any non-suits or agreed judgments one (1) week in advance.
Petitions for occupational licenses are heard Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. with proper notice to the Court and to the County Attorney. Before sending in your notice of hearing, please contact the court clerk to check for availability. Bring your proof of insurance and your SR-22 with you on the day of your hearing.
The Court’s notification to the parties of your appointment as mediator will be the only notification you receive. Once appointed, please contact the parties to schedule mediation. Once you have concluded the mediation, please inform the Court whether the matter was resolved. If the parties refuse to mediate, please advise the Court of such.
All courtrooms have state of the art audio/video equipment, including an ELMO (document camera), computer inputs, projectors, TV screens, AND VCR & DVD players. Attorneys are encouraged to use the ELMO to present exhibits to the jury. If you are unfamiliar with its use, arrange with the bailiff to come to the courtroom early and learn. Please refer to the attached Web link for detailed instructions on use of the audiovisual equipment:
For proper filing procedures, please visit the County Clerk’s Web site:
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