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Division 19

17th Judicial Circuit

Complex Litigation Division 19

 Comprises a combination of 
Complex Business and Tort Cases

 

HEARINGS ARE HELD IN COURTROOM 960

 

Please logon to: www.17th.flcourts.org for the On-Line Scheduling of Motion Calendar and to upload E-Orders (Agreed Orders).

 

Motion Calendar - Hearings on Tuesday mornings at 8:45am. Hearings are limited to (5) minutes. As the number of hearings are limited, PLEASE timely cancel, on-line, any hearing that is resolved. A courtesy copy of the Pleading must be submitted as required by Local Rule 10.

 

Special Set – All requests for a hearing shall be in writing. Counsel shall furnish the Court with a copy of the Motion and an estimate of how much time will be required for the hearing. These may be sent via e-mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by mail (over 15 pages) to:

 

Honorable John J. Murphy, III
Broward County Courthouse
201 SE 6th Street
Room 930 B
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

(954) 831-1648

 

Phone Appearances – Not permitted.

Agreed Orders - All Agreed Orders shall be submitted/uploaded through the 17th Judicial Circuit – E-Order System. Please note ONLY Agreed Orders shall be submitted via this website. Please DO NOT submit cover letters or pleadings as it may result in the Order being rejected.

Please E-File all pleadings with the Clerk of Court.


Case Management - All cases require a Case Management Order regarding discovery disclosure dates and completion dates for discovery. Counsel of record may agree to a Case Management Order regarding discovery dates and submit same to the 17th Judicial Circuit – E-Order System. If the parties cannot agree to disclosure dates either party may set the matter on Motion Calendar for resolution by the Court.

Trial Orders – The parties are to schedule a Status Conference on Motion Calendar for the Court final determination of the substantial compliance with the Case Management Order or completion of all discoveries has been accomplished.

Court’s Quarterly Trial Docket - Although cases may be set for trial on the Court's Quarterly Trial Docket, no case will be placed in line for Trial until substantial compliance with the Case Management Order or completion of all discoveries has been accomplished. In the event a trial period is not specified on the Case Management Order, or the case is transferred to Division (19) from another Division, any party may file a Motion for Placement of the case on Motion Calendar.

Transfer to Complex Division 19 – Any case transferred to Division 19 needs to be scheduled for a Status Conference within 30 days of the Transfer Order on Motion Calendar. Status Conference needs to be scheduled by the Court’s Judicial Assistant.

Emergency Hearings - Shall comply with the 17th Judicial Circuit’s definition of an Emergency, be in writing, and submitted to the Court as outlined herein.

The Court may conduct telephonic hearings Monday through Friday on short notice, to alleviate the necessity of counsel appearing in person. The moving party shall be responsible for establishing conference calls with all counsel of record for telephonic hearings.

PLEASE do not call to inquire whether the Judge has signed a particular order or received a hand delivery. All approved electronic Agreed Orders are transmitted instantaneously via email when approved by the Court. We appreciate your cooperation

2015 TRIAL DOCKET SCHEDULE

CALENDAR CALL @ 8:45 A.M.

COURTROOM 850


QTS

CALENDAR CALL

TRIAL WEEK DOCKET

1ST

DECEMBER 10, 2014

JANUARY 12 – MARCH 27

2ND

MARCH 11, 2015

MARCH 30- JUNE 12, 2014

3RD

MAY 27, 2015

JUNE 15 – SEPTEMBER 4

4TH

AUGUST 19, 2015

SEPTEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 18