Be on time
No young children are allowed in Court.
No food or beverages allowed in Court.
Faxes and E-mail
The Court will accept faxed
Letters of Representation. Attorney vacation/CLE letters may be sent
via fax or email to the Court Coordinator at email@example.com
Ex Parte Communications
All inquiries concerning motions and other court business
should be directed to the court coordinator. Judges are prohibited
from communicating about cases with the litigants or their attorneys
unless both sides are present. Judge Vanover will not accept phone
calls from litigants.
Appropriate business attire for attorneys and their staff is
required. NO ONE may do business with the Court wearing cutoffs,
shorts, tank tops, swimwear, obscenity on clothing, halter tops,
miniskirts, or shirts revealing the midriff. No hats or sunglasses.
Shirts shall be appropriately buttoned. Attorneys are responsible for
informing their clients of the Court's dress code.
All mobile phones and pagers must be turned off while in court.
Violators may be fined or removed from the courtroom or the
device may be confiscated.
Appointment of Attorneys
The Office of Attorney
Appointments handles most attorney appointments and manages the
appointment wheel. If the judge finds good cause, in accordance with
state indigence guidelines, to appoint an attorney to a case, he will
only appoint off of this approved list. Defendants are generally
required to reimburse the county for the fees of court appointed counsel.
The court does not automatically pull In-Custody Defendants
from the jail for a setting. The Court also does not pull In-Custody
Defendants for Attorney Consultations. If you have an In-Custody
Defendant that you need brought to court for a Plea or Hearing, the
court needs at least one working day's notice.