Judge Rebecca White
50% of all Domestic Relations Cases including Injunctions for Protection (all odd assigned DR case numbers); All Civil Cases; All Probate and Guardianship Cases (with the assistance of the Okeechobee County Court judge on Probate matters); All Dependency Cases, including Shelter Hearings daily; Assist with Truancy Court; Assist with Mental Health Court; Assist with Juvenile Delinquency Cases.
Civil Case Management/Pre-trial
PURSUANT TO ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2021-05 ALL CIRCUIT CIVIL CASES MUST SUBMIT YOUR AGREED CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND ORDER 20 DAYS AFTER SERVICE TO LAST DEFENDANT. 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.
Residential Foreclosure Procedures
PLEASE SEE ATTACHED AO 2017-05 WITH ATTACHED EXHIBIT A (SAMPLE) OF WHAT THE FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE NEEDS TO SAY.
Attorneys may schedule Special Set Motions (1 hour or under) using the online scheduling program. Parties will be restricted to the time they allotted for the hearing. The calendar will indicate when the FAMILY or CIVIL UMC and Special Set Motion hearings are to be scheduled. The website is https://slccjis.stlucieco.gov/attorney_calendar. Users must register to obtain a user id and password on the site. Copies of motions and notice of hearings must be sent to the Judicial Assistant. The Court reserves the discretion to reject any scheduling. Attorneys who repeatedly abuse the online scheduling may be denied further privileges of self-scheduling. Non-evidentiary motions may be denied without hearing, e.g., motions to dismiss. Please review Judge White’s procedures posted on here as well.
Longer hearings must be set with the Judicial Assistant after sending a copy to the Judicial Assistant. Attorneys should consult the Judge’s on-line calendar (link below) and confer with opposing counsel on mutually convenient dates before calling the J.A.
IF YOU SCHEDULE A CASE FOR A SPECIAL SET HEARING AND THAT HEARING IS CANCELED, A NOTICE OF CANCELLATION MUST BE FILED (AND A COPY EMAILED TO JUDGE WHITE'S JUDICIAL ASSISTANT: MolinaM@circuit19.org AND THE HEARING CANCELED ON THE ONLINE SCHEDULING CALENDAR. IF A LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION IS BEING MADE, YOU MUST CONTACT JUDGE WHITE’S JUDICIAL ASSISTANT IMMEDIATELY.