Judge Michael J. McNicholas
All Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency Cases (with the assistance of Judge Steele on Delinquency cases) including Shelter Hearings; 75% of Civil Non-Jury Cases (from time of filing), excluding Residential and Commercial Mortgage Foreclosure Cases; All Jimmy Ryce Cases; All Probate2 and Guardianship Cases; All Risk Protection Order Cases; All substance abuse and mental health court cases (i.e. Baker and Marchman Act); Member of the Martin County Children’s Services Council
The court encourages the use of email for delivery of notices of hearing, motions, pleadings, memoranda, three-ring-binder materials, letters, stipulations, and proposed orders to be signed in chambers. Paper copies of proposed orders and stamped envelopes are still necessary for orders to be signed in the courtroom.
Use of Email
This court accepts service of motions, cover letters, and proposed orders by email per Rule 2.516. This is a substitute for service by mail. Documents are to be attached to the email. This court will not engage in communication with counsel and parties by email beyond transmittal of attachments.