Honorable Circuit Court Judge Janet Carney Croom

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ASSIGNMENT

Administrative Judge, Civil Division

St. Lucie: All Civil Jury Cases; Probate and Guardianship; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Cases.

 

****PLEASE REVIEW THE NEWLY UPDATED PROCEDURES PRIOR TO CONTACTING OUR OFFICE****

For all Circuit Civil Jury Cases filed January 1, 2018 and later in St. Lucie County, the Agreed Case Management Plan and Order is required and is due 30 days after filing of the answer. This Plan will improve the Court's ability to provide early and continuous management of civil cases as required by Fla. R. Jud. Admin., Rule 2.545, improve time management and efficiency of counsel, and encourage the use of best practices when representing clients.

CALENDARS:

Online Hearing Schedule Calendar
E-Docket Circuit Civil Jury Trial Weeks
Judge Croom Trial Schedule July 2018

CIRCUIT CIVIL JURY DIVISION:

Agreed Case Management Plan and Order
Guidelines and Procedures
E-Docket Call Procedure & Form
Clerk of Court Trial Exhibit Procedure Memo
Final Disposition Form

PROBATE AND GUARDIANSHIP DIVISIONS:

Guidelines and Procedures
Special Needs and Pooled Trusts Memorandum

PROBATE MANDATORY SMART FORMS (MUST PRINT FOR ORIGINAL ATTORNEY SIGNATURE):

Checklist: Disposition of Personal Property without Administration
Checklist: Summary Administration
Checklist: Opening Formal Administration
Checklist: Closing a Formal Administration
Personal Representative's Inventory

INCAPACITY MANDATORY SMART FORMS:

Notice of Petition to Determine Incapacity
Order Appointing Attorney/Elisor
Order Appointing Examining Committee
Order of Compensation of Examining Committee

GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIAN ADVOCATE MANDATORY SMART FORMS:

Application Form
Initial Guardianship Inventory Form
Initial Guardianship Plan Form
Annual Accounting Form
Annual Simplified Accounting Form
Annual Audit Checklist
Annual Plan Form
Professional Annual Investigation Form
Petition for Order Authorizing Payment to Guardian
Petition for Order Authorizing Payment to Attorney

LINKS:

** FDLE is no longer accepting or processing hard copy applicant fingerprint cards. For complete information, including required ORI processing number: Click Here
** Clerk of Court E-Filing Link: Click Here
** Rupert J. Smith Law Library: Click Here
** Florida Rural Legal Services (legal aid): Click Here

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