In response to the directive of the Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order 20-23, (Amendment 12), the Ninth Judicial Circuit established the Court’s active, differentiated Case Management program effective April 30, 2021. The Case Management program, Ninth Judicial Circuit Administrative Order No. 2021-04, outlines the process for determining whether a case requires a Case Management Plan and Order and, if so, the timeline and form of order required.
Complex civil cases are actions that have been or may be designated by court order as complex under Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.201. Upon such designation, the action shall proceed as provided in the rule. In Orange county, this includes all cases assigned to the Business Court division.
Circuit Court: Ch. 718, Condominium Association Lawsuit, Any Constitutional Challenge, Distress, Replevin, Any Foreclosure, and Any Other Real Property Actions
County Court: Other Civil – Non Monetary, Any Replevin, Any Foreclosure, Personal Injury Protection (and other first party insurance claims), and Small Claims (if the rules of civil procedure have been invoked).
- For cases filed on or before April 29, 2021 the parties are required to submit an Agreed Streamlined Case Management Plan and Order.
- For cases filed on or after April 30, 2021 the parties are required to file the Streamlined Case Management Order.
All civil cases other than complex and streamlined cases.