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Electronic Submission of Proposed Orders

                  Proposed judgments and orders in Small Claims and County Civil cases assigned to Division IV should be submitted through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal,  unless doing so would constitute an undue burden on a self-represented litigant or impair a self-represented litigant's access to the court system.  The E-filing Portal may be accessed at and instructions for  submitting proposed orders and judgments through the E-Filing Portal may be found at

                If submitting a proposed order or judgment through the E-Portal constitutes an undue burden on a self-represented litigant or impairs a self-represented litigant's access to the court system,  a proposed order or judgment may be submitted by other means, upon confirming arrangements for the submission with the Court's Judicial Assistant who may be contacted by email at the address on the Scheduling page or by telephone at (321) 617-7284.   Failure to follow these filing guidelines may result in your filing being returned or placed in the the Correction Queue.  

                Both Judge Silverman and the Judicial Assistant welcome any input you may have as to how this office may better accomplish this transition.  Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

Proposed Order Requirements

              Each proposed order or judgment being submitted through the Eportal must be accompanied by a Cover Letter.   The Cover Letter must be in .pdf format and you may click on a form Cover Letter.   If you use this form, you should complete the fields in red and check the appropriate boxes in the form Cover Letter before submitting it.

                The filer must select himself/herself in the e-service list and serve all other listed recipients. [Please check the "Serve All" box.]

                Each proposed order or judgment must submitted as a separate document and must be:  

  1. In Word document format.

  2. Unencrypted and with no additional formatting such as text boxes or macros.

  3. Without any headers or footers, even those containing page numbers.

Proposed Orders in Cases with a Self-Represented Litigant

                In case involving a self- represented or pro se party, each Order or Judgment - above the date and above signature line - shall contain the following statement:

"It is further ORDERED and ADJUDGED that within 5 days from the date of eservice of this Order/Judgment, the counsel for any represented party shall: 1. furnish a copy of this Order/Judgment to each self-represented party by U.S. Mail, first class, postage paid; and, 2. file a certificate signed by counsel that delivery of this Order/Judgment as been made as set forth herein."

If the foregoing statement does not appear above the date and above signature line in a case involving a self-represented or pro se litigant, the Order or Judgment may be placed in the Correction Queue and not efiled.

Final Judgments of Eviction 

            After entry of a Clerk’s Default or a notice that the Clerk will not be issuing a Default persons requesting entry of a Final Judgment of Eviction may submit the proposed Final Judgment of Eviction via the Eportal.  The Court will review the submission to determine whether entry of the proposed judgment is appropriate.  Nothing herein constitutes legal advice and any and all litigants are encouraged to consult with and be represented by a qualified attorney licensed by The Florida Bar.

Final Judgments of Dissolution of Marriage

            The Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage hearing may be scheduled in accordance with the procedure set forth on the Scheduling page.   Prior to the final hearing, please upload the proposed Final Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage via the Eportal. 

Telephone Appearances - Small Claims Pretrial Conference

            A party or counsel requesting to appear by telephone at a Small Claims Pretrial Conference may complete and submit through the Eportal this proposed Order for Telephone Appearance - Small Claims Pretrial Conference.   Any party or counsel appearing by telephone shall timely complete, file and serve this Notice of Telephone Appearance - Small Claims Pretrial Conference. 

           A party or counsel appearing at a Small Claims Pretrial Conference by telephone shall be available to be contacted by the Court or mediator at the number indicated on the Notice of Telephone Appearance and shall remain available a period of three (3) hours thereafter.

Docket Sounding Appearance

            If granted leave by the Court, appearance by counsel at docket sounding for criminal cases may be made by completing and efiling the following Notice of Docket Sounding Appearance. Eservice shall be made upon the Office of the State Attorney at BrevMisd& and to the Judicial Assistant the email address indicated on the Scheduling page.  

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