Judge Profile

Cory J. Ciklin

Judicial Experience:

  • District Court of Appeal - Fourth District

Part Rule:


  • Criminal

    Do your require suppression hearings in advance of trial or may they be heard at beginning of trial? In advance Do you accept a plea at docket call or require specially set hearings? Yes, at docket call. Which motions can be heard at 8:45 a.m. hearings? Bond Hearings? No Sworn Motion to Dismiss? No Evidentiary Hearings? No What is your policy on work release and house arrest? Case-by-case consideration 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? All circumstances If a case is settled, what procedure should be followed to advise your office? Contact Judicial Assistant Do you require Defendant to be personally present at calendar call or may the attorney appear alone? Defendant must be present. (Circuit Court) What is the policy for allowing felonies to be pled to misdemeanor? N/A (County Court) Do you defer sentences on DUI pleas until completion of AIDE school? Yes

  • Discovery

    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 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 Do you have any standard limitations or procedures reguarding discovery matters not addressed by the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure? No

  • Domestic

    When is your uncontested divorce calendar? Uniform Motion Calendar,1 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Do you require the respondent to testify in an uncontested divorce? No.

  • Motion Practice

    Do you allow hearings by conference call? Some If so, what is the procedure? Call Judicial Assistant to schedule. Do you have a standard order for scheduling and conducting specially set hearings? No Do you allow specially set hearings to be canceled by agreement of counsel? Yes Is an order required? No Are there time restrictions? No 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? Two hours. What is the procedure for allowing matters to be set? Contact Judicial Assistant to schedule.Or uniform Motion Calendar for 10 min. or less motions -see website Do you prefer to receive memoranda in support/opposition to motions in advance of a hearing or at the hearing? Yes How far in advance? One or more weeks With a courtesy copy of the Notice/Order Setting Hearing? Yes Do you have any preference regarding the presentation of proposed orders for specially set hearings? No What is the procedure for scheduling emergency motions? Contact Judicial Assistant to schedule. What is the procedure for scheduling hearings on motions for temporary injunctions? Contact Judicial Assistant or clerk to schedule. What is the procedure for scheduling hearings on motions for rehearing or new trials? Send motion to Court to review. Court will schedule hearing if appropriate

  • Trial-Related Matters

    Continuance of trials When should motions for continuance be heard? At calendar call. 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? Yes When a case on the calendar is not reached: What is the procedure to get back on calendar? Automatically re-set by Court. Is the case automatically carried over? Yes If so, is it to the next calendar or the next available calendar? Next Available. Are pretrial deadlines automatically extended? No Does the case need to be renoticed? No How much notice do you give to counsel to begin trial after docket has commenced? One day or more. Do you specially set cases for trial and if so, under what circumstances? All cases/trials are specially set. Do you generally try the oldest case first? Yes Do you use the uniform "Order Setting Trial" and pretrial instructions? Yes What witnesses must be disclosed pursuant to you Pretrial Orders? Impeachment? Yes Rebuttal? Yes Do you have any special rules and pro-cedures for marking evidence prior to trial? No Do you utilize a written trial conflict form for docket call? No