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Donald E. Scaglione

Circuit Judge

Judicial Assistant: Becky Haimes
Office: 352-754-4030
Fax: 352-754-4273

Office Information
Hernando County Courthouse
4th Floor, Suite F, Room 444
20 N. Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

For procedural questions: bhaimes@circuit5.org

The Florida Supreme Court has determined that all Civil cases must utilize the “Differentiated Active Civil Case Management System” (DACMS)

High Priority Notice

Note: It is the parties’ responsibility to comply with the filing of Completion and Status Reports and provide the Court with a Courtesy Copy via its Courtesy Copy link found within the drop-down menus below.

Courtesy copies of all motions, notices, and filings requiring the Court’s attention are REQUIRED. Per Administrative Order. See Courtesy Copy drop down menu below.

Courtesy Copies and Proposed Orders

To submit Courtesy copies (per Administrative Order), proposed orders, and notices, please see below:

This Courtesy copy link is for pleadings and proposed orders only. It is NOT a link to submit any correspondence to the Court or any requests for hearing. There are separate links for those purposes.

Our office DOES NOT accept courtesy copies of documents by e-service, any filing requiring the Court’s attention must be submitted through the courtesy copy link to meet the requirements of the Court’s Courtesy copy Administrative Order.

Proposed Order Requirements

Courtesy Copy Link – DES-circuitcivil@circuit5.org

Please note the above address will not respond.

Administrative Order as to E-Filings/Filings/Paperless Court

Hearing Requests

Please use the following address to request a hearing date: DEScalendarrequest@circuit5.org

Prior to submission of your request, please see the following:

Scheduling/Hearing Memorandum 

Reassignment Case Memorandum 

Please list your case name, case number and the time required. The Judicial Assistant will respond with your hearing time. It is YOUR responsibility to do a Notice of Hearing and comply with the Administrative Order as to Courtesy copies.

*NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:* The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by judges forbids the Judges of the Fifth Judicial Circuit to discuss pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a Judge about any case. The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in the courtroom and in documents properly filed by actual parties in the case as authorized by law and the Rules of Court. The Court cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case. Communications that do not meet these legal requirements cannot be forwarded to the Judges.

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