Dan R Mosley
Judicial Assistant: Andrea Coluccio
*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.
Please email the JA at firstname.lastname@example.org to request dates for a hearing. All dates are first come first serve, so please wait for confirmation that the date is still available prior to filing your Notice of Hearing.
Please email any hearing materials/caselaw, do not mail them in. The only time we require anything mailed in is when you are entering evidence during a hearing. Please see instructions below for entering evidence via ZOOM
- All evidence needs to be EMAILED to opposing party AND the Judge (email to me) at least 5 days prior to the hearing.
- All evidence needs to also be MAILED BY US MAIL to the Judge at least 5 days prior to the hearing, so it can be turned in to the clerk after the hearing.
To Submit Proposed Orders:
All agreed orders may be submitted through email to the JA at email@example.com. Do NOT send orders via email AND U.S. Mail. This creates double work.
All proposed Orders submitted via email, must be submitted in WORD format, accompanied by a proper cover letter, in PDF format. The case number must be included in the name of the proposed Order and cover letter (ie. 2015 DR 000001.Order and 2015 DR 00001.letter.) Multiple proposed orders should be differentiated (ie. 2015 DR 000001.Order to Withdraw and 2015 DR 000001.Order of Contempt). The cover letter must contain the following information:
- The case name and case number must be included in the cover letter.
- The party on whose behalf you are submitting the proposed order.
- Whether the proposed order has been submitted to all other counsel/parties in the action for their review and approval.
- If a counsel/party objects to the proposed order, please submit it via regular U.S. Mail or hand delivery.
- If the form of the order has been approved by all other counsel/parties (a hearing is likely not necessary), and email submission is accepted.
- If the Order is being submitted pursuant to a hearing, include the date the hearing was held, or what other basis the Order is being sent (stipulation, etc.)
If any of the parties are self-represented, and/or do not receive service via the E-Filing Portal, the proposed Orders must contain the following statement:
It is further ORDERED that within 5 days from the date of e-service of this Order, the attorney submitting this Order shall furnish a copy of this Order to each self-represented party by U.S. Mail, first class, postage paid; and, file a certificate signed by that attorney that delivery of this Order has been made as set forth herein.
The Certificate of Service should read as follows:
I HEREBY CERTIFY that on this ____ day of _____________, 20__, I electronically filed the foregoing document with the Clerk of Court using the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal. I also certify that the foregoing document is being served this day on all counsel of record and interested parties, via transmission generated by the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal.
We DO NOT ACCEPT Orders via email that are not ready for immediate entry (allow 5 days to object, etc.). You should obtain approval of opposing counsel or party of the proposed Order prior to your submission to the Judge for entry.
Should you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the Judicial Assistant for further information.