Differentiated Active Civil Case Management System DACMS
The Florida Supreme Court Issued Administrative Order AOSC20-23 amendment 10 on March 9, 2021 requiring the Chief Judge to implement a differentiated active case management system (DACMS) for most civil cases. The most recent Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order regarding DACMS is AOSC21-17 amendment 2.
In compliance with the Supreme Court Order, Chief Judge Daniel B. Merritt, Jr. issued administrative order A-2021-13. This order creates a differentiated case management system DACMS for the Fifth Judicial Circuit. You can find the order and forms associated with the order by following the links on this page.
For questions and concerns, contact our Program Coordinator, Tracie Boyette at 352-253-1624
Differentiated Case Management Order of Referral to Mediation- County Civil Cases Only
(If the amount of the damages claimed exceeds $15,000 the case does not qualify to use the Court Mediation Services Program.)
Please do not request hearing time unless you have already filed your motion.
To request hearing availability for Senior Judges please submit an e-mail to the Case Manager assigned to that county. In the e-mail include the case number, case names, specific motion and amount of time requested for the hearing.
The appropriate Case Manager for your case will review your request and respond with current availability. Please note, if you request a date/time that is no longer available, you will be provided with additional options. Once your request is confirmed, the Case Manager will send you an e-mail approving the date/time, as well as the Zoom link (if necessary).
Lake County – Derron Chandler, email@example.com, 352-253-9026 for Senior Judge Lawrence J. Semento
Hernando County – Paula Manning, firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-540-3808 for Senior Judge Daniel B. Merritt, Sr.
Sumter and Citrus County – Tiffany Padilla, email@example.com, 352-569-6948 for Senior Judge Vincent Murphy
Marion County – Courtney Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-401-6798 for Senior Judge Victor J. Musleh