Honorable Judge F. Shields McManus

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Martin: All Civil Jury Trial Cases and Mortgage Foreclosure Cases.

The court encourages the use of email for delivery of notices of hearing, motions, pleadings, memoranda, case law, letters, stipulations, and proposed orders to be signed in chambers. Paper copies of proposed orders and stamped envelopes are still necessary for orders to be signed in the courtroom, and for residential mortgage foreclosure cases.


Attorneys may schedule UMC hearings (10 minutes or less) as well as Special Set Motions (45 minutes or under) using the online scheduling program. Parties will be restricted to the time they allotted for the hearing. The calendar will indicate when the UMC, special set, and Mortgage Foreclosure hearings are to be scheduled. The website is https://slccjis.stlucieco.gov/attorney_calendar . Users must register to obtain a user id and password on the site. Copies of motions and notice of hearings must be sent to the Judicial Assistant. The Court reserves the discretion to reject any scheduling. Non-evidentiary motions may be denied without hearing, e.g., motions to dismiss, motions for enlargment of time.

Certain Mondays and Fridays are reserved for mortgage foreclosure cases. Hearings in mortgage foreclosure cases should not be set on civil jury case Special Set hearing days except at UMC times. 

Longer hearings must be set with the Judicial Assistant after sending a copy to the Judicial Assistant. Attorneys should consult the Judge’s on-line calendar and confer with opposing counsel on mutually convenient dates before calling the J.A.


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