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Profile: Nancy Perez
County Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1991 to Present
Other Professional Experience:
Assistant Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit, 1983 to 1991
Presently assigned to the Main Judicial Complex handling County Civil cases. She formerly a member of Trial Court Budget Commission Florida Bar Small Claims Committee.
J.D., Florida State University, 1978
Admission to the Bar:
Florida State Bar
Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:
American Bar Association
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Judicial Relations Committee, 1992 - Present
County Civil Committee
Florida Conference of County Court Judges, 1991 - Present
Civil Rules Committee, Small Claims Rules Committee, 1991 - Present
What is your policy on work release and house arrest? No objection unless denied at time of plea. Do you require judgment and sentence forms to be filled out by the attorney in advance of pleas conference? Yes Special requests or docket call. Will you give more than one-hour notice for trial on special request? Yes Under what circumstances? Case by case circumstance If a case is settled, what procedure should be followed to advise your office? Notify JA & set for plea (County Court) Do you defer sentences on DUI pleas until completion of AIDE school? No
1. Do you require counsel to certify that a good faith effort has been made to resolve discovery disputes before motions are brought before you? Yes. 2. Do you consider motions to compel responses to written discovery where no response or objections whatsoever has been received or filed without the necessity of a hearing?Yes, unless defendant is prose. Then, a hearing is necessary.
1. Do you allow hearings by conference call? Yes If so, what is the procedure? Advise Judicial Assistant at time of setting. 2. Do you have a standard order for scheduling and conducting specially set hearings? No. 3. Do you allow specially set hearings to be canceled by agreement of counsel? Yes. Is an order required? No. Are there time restrictions? No. 4. What is the maximum amount of time you allow for a specially set hearing without requiring the hearing to be placed on a non-jury docket? xxx 5. What is the procedure for allowing matters to be set?Attys to set unless it is a Motion for New Trial, Motion for Reconsideration-/Rehearing. 7. Do you have any preference regarding the presentation of proposed orders for specially set hearings? No. 8. What is the procedure for scheduling emergency motions?Call Judicial Assistant. 9. What is the procedure for scheduling hearings on motions for temporary injunctions? Call Judicial Assistant. 10.What is the procedure for scheduling hearings on motions for rehearing or new trials? File motion. Judge reviews. Judicial assistant to set, if necessary.
1. Continuance of trials When should motions for continuance be heard? As soon as practicable. Which of the following factors are important to determining whether to continue a trial? a. Parties Stipulate? Yes b. Counsel's conflict with other trials? Yes c. Unavailability of a party? Yes d. Unavailability of key expert witness? Yes e. Unavailability of key fact witness? Yes f. Incomplete discovery? Yes g. Discovery violation by party opposing continuance? Yes h. Vacations of counsel? No i. Others? 2. When a case on the calendar is not reached: If the case automatically carried over? Yes If so, is it to the next calendar or the next available calendar? Yes Does the case need to be renoticed? Yes 4. Do you specially set cases for trial and if so, under what circumstances? Yes, case by case basis 5. Do you generally try the oldest case first? Yes 6.Do you use the uniform "Order Setting Trial" and pretrial instructions? Yes 8. Do you have any special rules and procedures for marking evidence prior to trial? Yes 9. Do you utilize a written trial conflict form for docket call? Yes
Johnna Hochella, Judicial Assistant
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