17th Circuit Staff Making Strides

Last Updated (Tuesday, 24 November 2015 16:54)




All parties are advised they can now self-schedule special set hearings on- line in November, December and January 2016 for 15 and 30 minutes hearing.

Available DAYS/WEEKS for self-scheduling of special set hearings are:

November 30 through December 4, 2015
December 7 through December 11, 2015
January 4 through January 8, 2016
January 11 through January 15, 2016
January 18 through January 22, 2016
January 25 through January 29, 2016

Parties can self-schedule hearings from 9:30 to Noon and 1:30 to 4:00.

Parties do NOT need to request permission from the Court to self- schedule but DO need to confer with all parties to secure an agreed upon time.

Parties should cancel any hearing on-line if the matter resolves. The Court reserves the right to reschedule hearings set on Fridays if parties do not fill the dockets.

These self-scheduling dockets are not all inclusive. Should any party have a matter which is time sensitive or the parties are unable to self-schedule on the above dates and need hearing time on a more expedited basis, counsel should advise the Court in the same manner as set out in the Courts procedures web page.

All matters that can take (10) minutes or less can always be set on the Court's Motion Calendar which is held every Wednesday.

Be advised motion calendar in Division (07) will be suspended beginning

December 16, 2015 and will resume on January 6, 2016.

To self-schedule your hearing go to:
www.17th.flcourts.org and click on the on-line scheduling system.

Thank you
Division 07

Last Updated (Monday, 16 November 2015 00:07)


Judicial Staff Attorneys Elected to Prestigious Board

Congratulations to 17th Circuit staff attorneys Michael Rosenberg, Joseph D'Amico, and Elisha Page for being elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Trial Court Staff Attorneys Association, a statewide voluntary bar organization comprised of over 150 judicial staff attorneys. Mr. Rosenberg was elected President of the Association, Mr. D’Amico was elected President-Elect and Ms. Page was elected 4th DCA Representative.The 17th Circuit family is very proud of these achievements!

The Florida Trial Court Staff Attorneys Association (FTCSAA) was founded to promote research and administrative efficiency for the benefit of the State Court system, to provide a forum so members may meet, discuss and compare office procedures, computerized programs, policies, and solutions. The FTCSAA also defines, develops, and promotes a high standard of ethics and professionalism among its members and upholds the honor and dignity of the State Court System.  It is also the aim of the FTCSAA to promote the exchange of information regarding the administration and management problems particular to Trial Court Staff Attorneys working within the State Court System.  


Judge Mary Rudd Robinson Selected as Trustee

The 17th Judicial Circuit is proud to announce that Judge Mary Rudd Robinson was selected to serve as a Trustee of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society for a three year term that began this July 2015.  

With nearly a thousand members statewide, the goal of the organization is to apprise people of the importance of an independent judiciary and to keep the history of the Florida court system.

Congratulations Judge Robinson!

Last Updated (Friday, 13 November 2015 10:47)


Judges Participate in "No Flakka" Panel

Judge Sharon Zeller, who runs the Broward misdemeanor drug court program, plays a video in her courtroom twice daily that shows the reality of people high on the drug, flakka. Both she, and Juvenile Delinquency Judge Elijah Williams, joined other community leaders at a recent "No Flakka" panel discussion at Dillard High School. Open to the public, and drawing a crowd of hundreds, the eight-person panel discussed how this synthetic drug is wreaking havoc in Broward, and across south Florida. 

According to the county medical examiner's office, more than 40 people have died this year as a result of using the drug. A collaborative effort between law enforcement, elected officials and other community leaders has formed to fight flakka in Broward, and the panel is just one of many outlets being used to get the word out about the dangers of the drug. 


National Conference AAPL Visits Broward's Misdemeanor Mental Health Court

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On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, members of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) visited the central courthouse after choosing Broward's Misdemeanor Mental Health Court for an educational site visit. The organization of international and national forensic psychiatrists was in town for its national conference.

The visitors enjoyed a master class in the history of the development of Broward County's pioneering Misdemeanor Mental Health Court and also participated in a working lunch forum which included Judge Lerner-Wren, Chief Judge Peter Weinstein and members of Broward's Mental Health Criminal Justice stakeholder community.

Last Updated (Monday, 26 October 2015 14:31)


Passing of Retired Judge Robert L. Andrews


The 17th Circuit Court family was saddened to learn of the passing of retired Judge Robert Lance Andrews on Friday, October 9, 2015. Services were held Monday, October 19, 2015 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Landmark Funeral Home, 4200 Hollywood Blvd.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:21)


Chief Judge Swears in New BCBA President Robin Moselle


Broward County Bar Association’s new 2015-2016 president, Robin Moselle, was sworn in by 17th Circuit Chief Judge Peter M. Weinstein during the Broward County Bar Association’s installation event, June 18, 2015.

Congratulations Ms. Moselle! 

Last Updated (Monday, 06 July 2015 09:53)


Chief Judge Honored with Stephen R. Booher Award


The 17th Judicial Circuit’s Chief Judge, Peter M. Weinstein, was this year’s recipient of the Stephen R. Booher Award, presented by outgoing president John Jordan on June 18, 2015 at the Broward County Bar Association’s installation. The honor recognizes jurists who display humanity, integrity, and dedication to the Bench, Bar, and Community. 

Congratulations Judge Weinstein!

Last Updated (Tuesday, 07 July 2015 15:25)

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