100 East Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34994
JA: Ellen Raynak
Honorable Judge Barbara W. Bronis
Martin: All Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency Cases; Detention and Shelter Hearings daily; All Civil Non-Jury Cases, (from time of filing), excluding Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases; All Jimmy Ryce Cases; Probate and Guardianship; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Cases.
PAPERLESS OFFICE (except probate, guardianship and mental health cases)
The exclusive use of e-mail to send correspondence, such as proposed orders to be signed in chambers, is strongly encouraged. Paper copies of proposed orders and pre-addressed stamped envelopes are still necessary for orders to be signed in the courtroom.
Correspondence should be e-mailed to the judicial assistant at email@example.com. Cover letters should be e-mailed in pdf format and proposed orders in Microsoft Word format. All parties should be listed as copy recipients on e-mail messages. Although strongly discouraged, if you lack the ability to transmit documents by e-mail, you may deliver or mail documents to the court and send copies to all parties.
PROBATE, GUARDIANSHIP AND MENTAL HEALTH CASES
All papers, including proposed orders, for probate, guardianship and mental health cases must be mailed to: Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Attn: Probate, PO Box 9016, Stuart, FL 34995. Do not send those to the judicial assistant.
SCHEDULING OF HEARINGS
Attorneys must use the online scheduling calendar to schedule non-evidentiary Uniform Motion Calendar (UMC) hearings (5 minutes for each side, total of 10 minutes maximum) as well as special set evidentiary hearings (60 minutes maximum). Parties will be restricted to the time they allotted for the hearing. The calendar will indicate when UMC and special set hearings may be scheduled. An attorney seeking more than 60 minutes for a special set hearing must schedule a UMC hearing to request court approval. Telephonic appearance by CourtCall is permitted at UMC. Court permission is required for telephonic appearance at a special set hearing.
The online scheduling calendar is at https://slccjis.stlucieco.gov/attorney_calendar. Users must register to obtain a user ID and password to access the site. An attorney who cancels a hearing must file a notice of cancellation and cancel the hearing on the online scheduling calendar.
Calendars and civil non-jury trial procedures are posted below.