Administrative Office Of The Courts
20th Judicial Circuit of Florida

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Collier Circuit Judge Hugh D. Hayes

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Circuit Judge


Collier County

General Civil (Including Foreclosure)33%
Probate & Guardianship33%

Judicial Assistant

Name: Merle
Phone: (239) 252-8116

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Collier County Government Complex
3315 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 403
Naples, FL 34112

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Judge Hayes sends you greetings. While there aren't any civil jury trials occurring until further directed by the Florida Supreme Court and our Chief Judge. ALL OTHER JUDGE HAYES COURT PROCEEDINGS: Beginning 9/1/2020 the Florida Supreme Court and the Twentieth Circuit are requiring that all court proceedings occur via Zoom. CourtCall is no longer allowed. When noticing a hearing, you MUST set forth the Zoom information in your Notice of Hearing. To schedule hearings of 15 minutes or 20 minutes in length (ONLY ONE motion per time frame), Please do so as usual on our electronic JACS scheduling system. For hearings of greater than 20 minutes, please submit your letter request via EMAIL to our office at Zoom log in information is set forth at Judge Hayes' Zoom Instructions.

(See 20th Circuit Administrative Order 2.40 regarding use of Evidence.)


Submit to ( to the Judge's office IN WORD FORMAT all orders MUST have the case number. This does NOT include "rich text format."

* Don't include signature line, 'done and ordered'/date line, or conformed copies info. The electronic signature inserts its own signature line and the signature is dated when the Judge signs it.

* Don't include headnotes, footnotes or weird inserts like text boxes or pictures in your proposed orders. Make sure you have filed your notice of email address with Clerk so that you receive copies via electronic service. We are not checking the electronic service lists.

"Essential Court Proceedings" as defined by the Florida Supreme Court, may be conducted in a courtroom with attorneys and parties present. Such proceedings in the civil division include emergency temporary guardianships, injunction for protection of the elderly, and Baker and Marchman Acts proceedings.

AO2.40 Evidentiary hearings and NJT during Covid-19

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