312 N.W. 3rd Street.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
JA: Christie Crooks
Honorable Judge Elizabeth Metzger
Administrative Judge – Civil Division
Okeechobee: All Civil Cases; Probate and Guardianship; Juvenile Dependency including Shelter Hearings.
St. Lucie: Assist St. Lucie County Residential Foreclosure cases.
To be used only upon approval by Judicial Assistant and to fax notices of settlement/dismissal for removal from trial dockets.
Attorneys may schedule Special Set Motions (1 hour 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, Pre-Judgment, and Post-Judgment 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. Attorneys who repeatedly abuse the online scheduling may be denied further privileges of self-scheduling. Non-evidentiary motions may be denied without hearing, e.g., motions to dismiss.
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.
MONDAY AND FRIDAY – NO UMC
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY – ALL UMC MOTIONS INCLUDING FORECLOSURE SJ @ 9:00 AM
ALL TELEPHONIC UMC MOTIONS MUST BE SET UP WITH COURTCALL THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE HEARING. THERE WILL BE NO ADD ON AFTER THE CUT OFF DATE. TO APPEAR TELEPHONICALLY FOR FORECLOSURE SJ’s, YOU MUST CALL COURTCALL FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE DATE AND TIME. **COURTCALL: 888-882-6878-EXT. 870**
SEND ALL PACKETS INCLUDING FORECLOSURES TO JUDGE METZGER @ 312 NW 3RD ST., OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974
The Judicial Assistant does not track UMC hearings. As a result, we ask that you please NOT call the Judge’s office to check if your case has been set on or removed from a UMC docket. Do not fax cancellations of Foreclosure/UMC hearings to our office
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