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  • 29 May 2014 10:53 AM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    MAY 7, 2014

    MEMORANDUM

    TO: Attorneys desiring appointment or reappointment to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Registry for service as a Court Appointed Attorney

    FROM: J. Thomas McGrady, Chief Judge

    SUBJECT: Appointment of Registry Attorneys

    The Sixth Judicial Circuit seeks applications from attorneys to serve on the Registry of court appointed attorneys for service on all lists and in all geographic locations.  All NEW and CURRENT attorneys desiring consideration for service on the Registry must apply and submit a completed "NEW Attorney Application" or "RENEWAL Attorney Application". The applications are available on the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s website at: http://www.jud6.org/LegalCommunity/CourtAppointedAttorneys.html. The new Registry lists are effective July 1, 2014.  I may limit the number of attorneys for any list to help maintain the numbers of appointments and the proficiency of service to defendants.

    The legislature passed SB2510, which:

    increases the cap on certain flat fees including Capital Death Penalty, Capital 1st degree (non-death), Capital Sexual Battery, Capital Appeals, and Non-Capital Felony-Life.  There were no rate increases to any other categories.  The specific rate amounts are set in the General Appropriations Act.  For more details, please visit our website at: http://www.jud6.org/LegalCommunity/CourtAppointedAttorneys.html.

     

    eliminates the "limited fee registry".  The Non-Capital Felony and Misdemeanor Trial list was the only list that I previously designated as a "limited fee" registry.  As a result of the legislation, all categories of cases will be on a general registry.

     

    If you are CURRENTLY on the "limited fee registry" for Non-Capital Felony and Misdemeanor Trial and wish to continue on the general registry list, you must apply and submit a RENEWAL Application.

      •        
    • Unless vetoed, the bill takes effect July 1, 2014 
    •  

    CURRENT ATTORNEYS - Current registry attorneys must apply to renew your same service lists by submitting a completed RENEWAL Attorney Application, which certifies compliance with the applicable CLE requirements.

    NEW ATTORNEYS - Please review the NEW Attorney Application for the qualifications and geographic service areas for each Registry list.  The Circuit will select new attorneys based on a completed "NEW Court Appointed Attorney Application" and supporting case descriptions.  That documentation must reflect that the attorney meets the Circuit’s standards and qualifications.

    All RENEWAL Attorney Applications and NEW Attorney Application packages must be received in the Court Counsel’s Office, at 501 1st Ave. N., Suite 1000, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, no later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

    For information on the service lists, including the standards and qualifications, and the types of cases that an attorney handles on each list, please see Administrative Order Nos. 2012-019 and 2013-083 with Attachment (A).  You may find the Administrative Orders at the above Internet link.

    Please direct any questions about the application process to the Court Counsel’s office at courts@jud6.org.  Please review the legislation for answers to any questions you may have about it. 

    Note: to deliver your application in person, you must pre-arrange delivery by calling (727) 582-7424 - certified mail deliveries or facsimiles will not be accepted.  Fed-Ex & UPS deliveries are acceptable.  {Deliveries Monday through Thursday only}

     

    ALL completed Applications AND PAPERWORK must be received in the Court Counsel’s Office

    at 501 1st Avenue North, Suite 1000,
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    no later than 5:00 p.m.,
    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014

     

     NEW Attorney Application 5-7-14.pdf

       RENEWAL Application 5-7-14.pdf

     

     

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  • 13 May 2014 10:38 AM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    NOMINATIONS FOR THE
    2014
    MARSHALL R. CASSEDY, SR. AWARD

    are now being accepted

    This award recognizes a Voluntary Bar, Bar Executive or Bar Staff Member

     who has provided extraordinary service to either a Voluntary Bar or The Florida Bar
    and is presented by The Florida Bar President at the Annual Convention.


    Please include the following information in your nomination letter which should be submitted electronically:

    Name of Nominee


    Position/Organization


    Address


    City/State/Zip


    Office telephone


    Email

    Name of Nominator

    Nominator’s telephone number and email



    Describe how the nominee has provided extraordinary service to either a Voluntary Bar or The Florida Bar:





    Supporting materials are not required but if the nominator wishes to provide any additional information, the materials should be submitted in a single .pdf along with the nomination letter to:


    president@flabar.org

    no later than 5:30 p.m., on Friday, May 30, 2014

    Questions? Please email fwalker@flabar.org or call Francine at 850-561-5762

  • 07 May 2014 5:46 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    The Chief Judge has signed the memo below and asks that the Bar Associations please post or distribute the information to their members.  Thank you and let us know if there are any questions.

    MAY 7, 2014  -  MEMORANDUM

    TO: Attorneys desiring appointment or reappointment to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Registry for service as a Court Appointed Attorney

    FROM:                 J. Thomas McGrady, Chief Judge

    SUBJECT:             Appointment of Registry Attorneys

    The Sixth Judicial Circuit seeks applications from attorneys to serve on the Registry of court appointed attorneys for service on all lists and in all geographic locations.  All NEW and CURRENT attorneys desiring consideration for service on the Registry must apply and submit a completed "NEW Attorney Application" or "RENEWAL Attorney Application".  The applications are available on the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s website at:

    http://www.jud6.org/LegalCommunity/CourtAppointedAttorneys.html. The new Registry lists are effective July 1, 2014.  I may limit the number of attorneys for any list to help maintain the numbers of appointments and the proficiency of service to defendants.

    The legislature passed SB2510, which:

    • increases the cap on certain flat fees
    • including Capital Death Penalty, Capital 1st degree (non-death), Capital Sexual Battery, Capital Appeals, and Non-Capital Felony-Life.  There were no rate increases to any other categories.  The specific rate amounts are set in the General Appropriations Act.  For more details, please visit our website at:
    • http://www.jud6.org/LegalCommunity/CourtAppointedAttorneys.html.
    • eliminates the "limited fee registry"
    • .  The Non-Capital Felony and Misdemeanor Trial list was the only list that I previously designated as a "limited fee" registry.  As a result of the legislation, all categories of cases will be on a general registry. 
      • If you are CURRENTLY on the "limited fee registry" for Non-Capital Felony and Misdemeanor Trial and wish to continue on the general registry list, you must apply and submit a RENEWAL Application. 
    • Unless vetoed, the bill takes effect July 1, 2014.

    CURRENT ATTORNEYS

    - Current registry attorneys must apply to renew your same service lists by submitting a completed RENEWAL Attorney Application, which certifies compliance with the applicable CLE requirements.

    NEW ATTORNEYS

    - Please review the NEW Attorney Application for the qualifications and geographic service areas for each Registry list.  The Circuit will select new attorneys based on a completed "NEW Court Appointed Attorney Application" and supporting case descriptions.  That documentation must reflect that the attorney meets the Circuit’s standards and qualifications.

    All RENEWAL Attorney Applications and NEW Attorney Application packages must be received in the Court Counsel’s Office, at 501 1st Ave. N., Suite 1000, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, no later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

    For information on the service lists, including the standards and qualifications, and the types of cases that an attorney handles on each list, please see Administrative Order Nos. 2012-019 and 2013-083 with Attachment (A).  You may find the Administrative Orders at the above Internet link.

    Please direct any questions about the application process to the Court Counsel’s office at courts@jud6.org.  Please review the legislation for answers to any questions you may have about it. 

    Note: to deliver your application in person, you must pre-arrange delivery by calling (727) 582-7424 - certified mail deliveries or facsimiles will not be accepted.  Fed-Ex & UPS deliveries are acceptable.  {Deliveries Monday through Thursday only}

    ALL completed Applications AND PAPERWORK must be received in the Court Counsel’s Office at 501 1st Avenue North, Suite 1000,
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - no later than 5:00 p.m.,
    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014

  • 07 May 2014 10:51 AM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

    IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2014-028 PA-CIR

    RE: FORECLOSURE CASE STATUS REPORTING AND SERVICE LISTS

    The Pasco Clerk of the Circuit Court (Pasco Clerk) assigns all residential foreclosure cases in

    the Civil Division to sections J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, and J6, which have a substantial number of pending

    cases. Clarifying case status and identifying service lists to provide proper notice to parties in

    pending residential foreclosure cases will further improve the handling of cases in these sections.

    In accordance with Article V, section 2, Florida Constitution, Rules of Judicial

    Administration 2.215, and § 43.26, Florida Statutes, it is

    ORDERED:

    1. Plaintiff’s counsel for each pending residential mortgage foreclosure case filed in

    Pasco County before December 31, 2011, except as provided in paragraph 2 below, must provide the

    Court with the following:

    a. An accurate and fully executed Plaintiff’s Foreclosure Case Status Form,

    which is Attachment A to this Administrative Order. All parties listed on the

    Complaint must be addressed in the Foreclosure Case Status Form;

    b. A current, accurate Service List for ALL parties, including Plaintiff’s

    counsel, Defense counsel, and pro se Defendants as appropriate, with mail

    and e-mail addresses; and

    c. Pre-addressed, postage paid, standard business size mailing envelopes for the

    entire Service List with the case number referenced on the face of the

    envelopes.

    For this Administrative Order, a “pending” case is one in which a final judgment has not been

    entered, or one with a vacated previously entered final judgment.

    2. The requirements of this Administrative Order are not applicable to plaintiffs that are

    an association as governed by Chapters 718, 719, 720, or 723, Florida Statutes.

    3. Plaintiff’s counsel must provide the Court with the documents and envelopes

    specified in paragraph 1 within the applicable timeline as follows:

    a. The deadline for receipt for cases filed in 2008 or earlier is May 30, 2014

    b. The deadline for receipt for cases filed in 2009 is August 29, 2014

    c. The deadline for receipt for cases filed in 2010 is November 26, 2014

    d. The deadline for receipt for cases filed in 2011 is March 31, 2015

    2

    4. Plaintiff’s counsel shall deliver the required documents and envelopes to: Foreclosure

    Case Managers, West Pasco Judicial Center, 7530 Little Road, Room 201, New Port Richey, FL

    34654. Early submissions are encouraged and will be accepted. Please do not hold these items

    until the deadline. Partial timely deliveries are encouraged.

    5. For each applicable case, Plaintiff’s counsel must also file with the Pasco Clerk a

    notice of compliance with this Administrative Order with copies of the Foreclosure Case Status

    Form and the Service List.

    6. Nothing in this Administrative Order precludes a party from scheduling appropriate

    cases for hearings. Plaintiffs counsels are encouraged to visit the Court’s website at www.jud6.org

    for the latest information about foreclosure case scheduling procedures. Failure to comply with this

    Administrative Order may result in the imposition of sanctions, including contempt of court or

    dismissal of the action.

    DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida this _____

    day of May, 2014.

    ORIGINAL SIGNED ON MAY 6, 2014

    BY J. THOMAS MCGRADY, CHIEF JUDGE

    Attachment A: Plaintiff’s Foreclosure Case Status Form

    cc: All Pasco Judges

    The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney

    The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender

    The Honorable Paula S. O’Neil, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pasco County

    Gay Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator

    Kimberly Collins, Director of Criminal Courts, Pasco County Clerk’s Office

    Lillian Simon, Director of Administrative Services for Pasco County

    Myriam Irizarry, Chief Deputy Director, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office

    Mediation Managers, Inc.

    Bar Associations, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

    Law Libraries, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

  • 07 May 2014 10:49 AM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

    IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2014-027 PA-CIR

    RE: ACTING PASCO ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE

    The Honorable William R. Webb, Pasco Circuit Judge, is hereby designated as Acting

    Pasco Administrative Judge, from 8:01 a.m., Monday, June 9, 2014, through 5:00 p.m., Friday,

    June 13, 2014; and from 8:01 a.m., Monday, June 30, 2014, through 5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3,

    2014, during the absence of Pasco Administrative Judge Shawn Crane.

    The Honorable William G. Sestak, Pasco County Judge, is hereby designated as Acting

    Pasco Administrative Judge, from 8:01 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014, through 5:00 p.m.,

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the absence of Pasco Administrative Judge Shawn Crane.

    Effective Friday, July 25, 2014, this administrative order is rescinded.

    DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, this ____

    day of May 2014.

    ORIGINAL SIGNED ON MAY 6, 2014

    BY J. THOMAS MCGRADY, CHIEF JUDGE

    cc: All Pasco Judges

    The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney

    The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender

    The Honorable Paula S. O’Neil, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pasco County

    Gay Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator

    Ngozi C. Acholonu, Assistant Regional Counsel

    Lillian Simon, Director of Administrative Services, Pasco County

    Myriam Irizarry, Chief Deputy Director, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office

    Kimberly Collins, Director of Criminal Courts, Pasco County Clerk’s Office

    Bar Associations, Pasco County

    Law Libraries, Pasco County

  • 01 May 2014 5:16 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

    IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2014-026 PA/PI-CIR

    RE: AMENDED PROFESSIONAL FEES

    CRIMINAL CASES, JUVENILE DELINQUENCY,

    FAMILY LAW AND JUVENILE DEPENDENCY CASES

    Administrative Order 2004-051 provides compensation for expert witnesses in criminal, juvenile

    delinquency, family law, and juvenile dependency cases, where such experts are paid with state funds

    through the Justice Administrative Commission or the Office of the State Courts Administrator.

    In order to establish uniform compensation in all such cases; and

    In accordance with Article V, section 2, Florida Constitution, Rule of Judicial Administration

    2.215, and § 43.26, Florida Statutes, it is

    ORDERED:

    Notwithstanding the provisions of Administrative Order 2004-051, the following compensation is

    authorized unless otherwise provided for by contract:

    1. Where the Court appoints a physician to determine the competency of a defendant the following

    amount will be paid: $550.00. This includes review of documents, testing, writing of the report, attorney

    consultation, and travel time to examine the defendant within the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Except for

    evaluations conducted at the Pasco County Jail, travel to and from the jail will also be paid in accordance

    with Chapter 112, Florida Statutes.

    2. Where a physician has been hired as a pre-trial expert to perform a competency evaluation, to

    determine

    a defendant’s sanity at the time of the offense, or to conduct an evaluation for the purpose of a

    departure hearing the following amount will be paid: $400.00

    3. For travel for a physician or Ph.D. appointed by the Court to determine the competency of a

    defendant who is located outside of the Sixth Judicial Circuit: $50.00 per hour spent in travel to and from

    the examination, plus other travel costs in accordance with Chapter 112, Florida Statutes.

    All other compensation and terms and conditions provided for in Administrative Order 2004-051

    PA/PI-CIR not in conflict with this Order, remain in full force and effect.

    DONE AND ORDERED

    in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, this _____ day of

    May 2014.

    ORIGINAL SIGNED ON MAY 1, 2014

    BY J. THOMAS MCGRADY, CHIEF JUDGE

    cc: All Judges

    The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney

    The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender

    The Honorable Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pinellas County

    The Honorable Paula O’Neil, Clerk of the Circuit Court, P

    asco County

    Gay Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator

    Ngozi Acholonu, Assistant Regional Counsel

    Myriam Irizarry, Chief Deputy Director, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office

    Lillian Simon, Director of Administrative Services for Pasco County

    Bar Associations, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

    Law Libraries, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

  • 23 Apr 2014 6:12 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EXPANSION OF ODYSSEY SYSTEM
    IN PINELLAS COUNTY TO CRIMINAL, TRAFFIC, AND JUVENILE
    WITH IMPACT ON CIVIL, FAMILY, AND PROBATE CASES

    On July 14, 2014, the Odyssey case management system in Pinellas County will be expanded to include criminal, traffic, dependency and delinquency cases.  This is a historic transition and we are excited about the prospects of a new system after more than 30 years with CJIS. Because of the complexity and volume involved with converting data from the old CJIS legacy system into the new Odyssey case management system, there will need to be a period when both CJIS and Odyssey will be "view only" immediately prior to the go live date.  

    Beginning the afternoon of Thursday, July 3, through Sunday, July 13, CJIS will be available for view only.  The information that will be available for viewing will not be updated once view only mode is initiated so its usefulness will be limited.

    Odyssey will be view only from Monday, July 7 through Saturday, July 12. Records and images in Odyssey will not be updated during this view only timeframe. This will impact all current Odyssey users in civil, family, and probate.


    Impacts on criminal, traffic, and juvenile cases:

    Because CJIS records cannot be updated after July 3rd, the Courts will be operating on reduced schedules the week of July 7th. In criminal cases, only first appearance hearings, bond hearings, some violation of probation hearings, and trials will be conducted. There will be no local ordinance violation or notice to appear calendars. In juvenile cases, only shelter and detention hearings and trials will be held. For traffic cases, there will be no proceedings scheduled at either traffic facility the entire week of July 7th and there will be no evening traffic infraction or parking ticket calendars the week of July 7th. 


    Impacts on civil, family, and probate cases:

    Because Odyssey will be view only for a week, this may impact civil, family and probate cases. Judges and other judicial officers may need to limit the types and number of hearings scheduled the entire week of July 7th. 

    I appreciate your patience with the rescheduling of the previous March go live date. Please check our website at www.jud6.org for the latest information on the expansion of Odyssey.

    Recap of important dates:

    July 3rd – July 13th

    CJIS access is view only; records will not be updated after July 3rd

    July 7th – July 11th

    Court proceedings in criminal, juvenile and criminal traffic are limited

    July 7th – July 11th

    No proceedings at traffic courts; no evening civil traffic infractions scheduled

    July 7th - July 12th

    Odyssey system in civil, family and probate is view only

    July 13th

    Odyssey is accessible again for civil, family and probate cases

    July 14th

    Odyssey goes live in criminal, dependency, delinquency, and traffic

  • 23 Apr 2014 5:24 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2014-024 PA-CIR

    RE: DESIGNATION OF PASCO JUVENILE JUDGE

    In order to provide for the temporary assignment of an additional juvenile court judge, and in accordance with section 39.402(12), Florida Statutes, Article V, section 2(d), Florida Constitution, Rule of Judicial Administration 2.215, and section 43.26, Florida Statutes, it is hereby

    ORDERED:

    The Honorable Linda H. Babb is hereby designated as a juvenile court judge in Pasco

    County for the purpose of handling shelter hearings and other juvenile matters in the juvenile dependency division during the absence of the assigned juvenile dependency judges in Pasco County from Thursday, July 24, 2014 through Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

    Effective August 1, 2014, this administrative order is hereby rescinded.

    DONE AND ORDERED

    in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, this day of April, 2014.

    ORIGINAL SIGNED ON APRIL 22, 2014

    BY J. THOMAS MCGRADY, CHIEF JUDGE

    cc:

    All Pasco Judges

    The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney

    The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender

    The Honorable Paula

    O’Neil, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pasco County

    Gay Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator

    Ngozi Acholonu, Assistant Regional Counsel

    Nichole Alvarez-

    Sowles, Chief Operations Officer, Pasco County Clerk’s Office

    Lillian Simon, Director of Administrative Services for Pasco County

    Myriam Irizarry, Chief Deputy Director, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office Kimberly Collins, Director of Criminal Courts, Pasco County Clerk’s Office Bar Associations, Pasco and Pinellas

    Law Libraries, Pasco and Pinellas

     

    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUITIN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2014-024 PA-CIR

    RE: DESIGNATION OF PASCO JUVENILE JUDGE

    In order to provide for the temporary assignment of an additional juvenile court judge, and in accordance with section 39.402(12), Florida Statutes, Article V, section 2(d), Florida Constitution, Rule of Judicial Administration 2.215, and section 43.26, Florida Statutes, it is hereby

    ORDERED:

    The Honorable Linda H. Babb is hereby designated as a juvenile court judge in Pasco

    County for the purpose of handling shelter hearings and other juvenile matters in the juvenile dependency division during the absence of the assigned juvenile dependency judges in Pasco County from Thursday, July 24, 2014 through Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

    Effective August 1, 2014, this administrative order is hereby rescinded.

    DONE AND ORDERED  

    in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, this day of April, 2014.

    ORIGINAL SIGNED ON APRIL 22, 2014

    BY J. THOMAS MCGRADY, CHIEF JUDGE

    cc:

    All Pasco Judges

    The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney

    The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender

    The Honorable Paula

    O’Neil, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pasco County

    Gay Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator

    Ngozi Acholonu, Assistant Regional Counsel

    Nichole Alvarez-

    Sowles, Chief Operations Officer, Pasco County Clerk’s Office

    Lillian Simon, Director of Administrative Services for Pasco County

    Myriam Irizarry, Chief Deputy Director, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office Kimberly Collins, Director of Criminal Courts, Pasco County Clerk’s Office Bar Associations, Pasco and Pinellas

    Law Libraries, Pasco and Pinellas

     

     

     

  • 14 Jan 2014 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

    IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2013-078 PA/PI-CIR

     

     

    RE: PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCES FOR NON-JURY TRIALS

     Rule 1.200(c) of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure requires that orders setting pre-trial

    conferences be uniform throughout the territorial jurisdiction of the Court.

    Administrative Order 2013-064 was adopted, accepting the input of the committee chaired by

    Circuit Judge Stan Mills to update and improve Orders and Procedures for setting pre-trial

    conferences for jury trials within the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. The Orders and Procedures for

    setting pre-trial conferences for non-jury trials were inadvertently rescinded in Administrative

    In order to maintain uniform pre-trial conference orders for non-jury trials and in accordance

    with Article V, section 2, of the Florida Constitution, Rule of Judicial Administration 2.215, and

    § 43.26, Florida Statutes, it is

    1. The attached Orders and Procedures from Administrative Order PA/PI-CIR 98-49

    regarding pre-trial conferences for non-jury trials are readopted. These Orders and

    Procedures may not be changed unless a majority of the judges assigned to the civil

    divisions in Pasco and Pinellas Counties have agreed to the changes. All changes must

    be uniform and adopted by administrative order of the Chief Judge.

    2. Circuit Judge Anthony Rondolino is appointed to chair a committee of judges to review

    the existing pre-trial conference orders and procedures for non-jury trials and make

    recommendations for change.

    All other terms and conditions of Administrative Orders 2013-064 remain in full force and

    DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, this ______

    day of November, 2013 nunc pro tunc November 1, 2013.

    ORIGINAL SIGNED ON NOVEMBER 22, 2013

    BY J. THOMAS MCGRADY, CHIEF JUDGE

    cc: All Judges

    The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney

    The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender

    The Honorable Paula S. O’Neil, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pasco County

    The Honorable Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pinellas County

    Gay Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator

    Ngozi Acholonu, Assistant Regional Counsel

    Myriam Irizarry, Chief Deputy Director, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office

    Kimberly Collins, Director of Criminal Courts, Pasco County Clerk’s Office

    Lillian Simon, Director of Administrative Services for Pasco County

    Bar Associations, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

    Law Libraries, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

     


    FORM ATTACHED: Order for Pre-Trial Conf - Non-Jury (AO 98-49).docx

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