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Monday, January 08, 2018
ONLINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM ... COUNTER POINT TO RUMPOLE
THE CAPTAIN RETORTS:
POINT ... COUNTER POINT ...
ON THE ONLINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM ......
My my Horace, a new year may have arrived, but your curmudgeonly (and humerous) style of writing has not changed a bit.
El Capitan, on the other hand, being the intrepid reporter that I have come to be known, took the time to contact a close friend who spends most of his time downtown at the courthouse where the black birds fly overhead.
According to my friend, we’ll call him Seve Nty Three (Nty is his middle name), the Online Scheduling System works wonders in the General Jurisdiction (Civil) Division.
Last week he filed a Motion To Compel Answers to Interrogatories. He asked his paralegal to Efile the Motion and check the Online Calendaring system. She looked online at the Judge’s calendar. The Judge has her five minute calendar every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 8:45 AM. The Online system lets you choose the next open date, that is at least seven days from the day you are online (so as to give the other side sufficient notice). Once you choose your date, you are sent a confirmation from the Efiling system. At that point, the paralegal generates a Notice of Hearing and files that online so that all parties are aware of the date and time.
If there is an emergency that needs to be heard, then you contact the JA. If it is something more than a routine motion, one that takes 15 minutes or longer, then some of the judges have that information and choices also posted in the Online Calendaring system. With other Judges, you do need to contact the JA.
According to Seve, the system works well.
Maybe the FACDL President can ask the FACDL Liaison to the Circuit Court to set up a meeting with the Administrative Judge and the AOC and the Clerk of Court to see whether that same system can be implemented at the GJB.
CAPTAIN OUT .......