Amendment to Administrative Order 1.13
Administrative Order 1.13 (Establishment and Implementation of Civil Case Management Plan) has been amended pursuant to the Supreme Court directive (AOSC 20-23 Amendment 12) in which the Trial Courts are required to implement civil case management procedures in circuit and county court by April 30, 2021.
As it relates to Circuit Court, the Court will issue a standard case management plan if within 150 days of filing a case parties have not submitted one. Parties are still encouraged to submit a case management plan prior to the 150 day mark.
In County Court, a plan will automatically be issued at the initiation of a case. If parties do not agree on that case management plan, an agreed amended plan may be submitted with an explanation on what needs to be changed. It is then subject to approval by the Court.
The Civil Case Management Plan shall be implemented circuit wide, however depending on the county the Circuit or County Administrative Judge may submit a proposed plan to the Chief Judge with procedures that may be implemented in their respective county.
This will take effect on Friday, April 30, 2021 to any new civil case filed in County Court. For filings issued before April 30, 2021, a case management order shall be issued by December 3, 2021.