Jennie Kinsey

Type: 
Circuit Judge
County: 
Escambia County
Division: 
"C" Felony Criminal and "T" Probate/Guardianship
Jurisdiction: 
First Judicial Circuit
Judicial Assistant: 
Rachael McKinley
Address: 

M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building
190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor
Pensacola, FL 32502

Phone: 
850-595-4442
Fax : 
850-595-0386

Email Address: ​​​ 


DIVISION PREFERENCES

Division “C” is a Felony Criminal Division.  Email Address: esc.divC.eserve@flcourts1.gov  

Division “T” is a Probate/Guardianship Division.  Email Address: esc.divT.eserve@flcourts1.gov

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Code of Judicial Conduct precludes judicial assistants from making substantive inquiries of the judge on behalf of any attorney or litigant involved in any action. The Code prohibits all judges from considering ex parte (one side only) communications.

Judicial assistants cannot provide legal advice to anyone. However, they are more than happy to assist with procedural questions.

Any issue to be considered by a judge should be in the form of a motion filed with the Clerk of Court with copies provided to all parties of record.  It is the responsibility of the moving party to set the motion for hearing. 

Submitting Documents Prior to Hearings

Any memoranda, case law, or other documents that parties wish the judge to consider prior to a hearing should be e-mailed or otherwise delivered at least 48 hours before the hearing. Copies should be provided to all parties in the matter. If a party is submitting a memorandum that cites case law, all cases cited should be provided to the judge. Extensive amounts of case law should be delivered in hard copy rather than e-mailed.

 

FELONY CRIMINAL

To Schedule Hearings

All hearings are scheduled through the judicial assistant after the motion is filed.

 

First Preference: Email

  • Send an email to rachael.mckinley@flcourts1.gov to request your hearing. 
  • Include the case number, name of the pleading(s), and the amount of time requested. 
  • Please ensure the opposing party is included on the email.

 

Second Preference: Phone

  • Before calling, please conference with the opposing party.
  • Please have ready the name of the pleading(s) and the amount of time requested.

 

To Submit Proposed Orders

  • Submit all proposed orders to the Division “C” email in Word format.  esc.divC.eserve@flcourts1.gov
  • Include the case number and the division on all proposed orders.
  • Please put the service list on the order.
  • All orders are now date stamped below the judge’s electronic signature, so a fill-in date line is no longer needed in the “Done and Ordered” line.  Please follow this example:  DONE AND ORDERED in Escambia County, Florida.

 

Important Notes

  • Please ensure opposing parties are included on emails.
  • Please send a courtesy copy of the Notice of Hearing to the judicial assistant.
  • Arraignments begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • Docket Day begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • Jury Selection begins at 8:30 a.m.

 

 

PROBATE/GUARDIANSHIP

To Schedule Hearings

All hearings are scheduled through the judicial assistant after the motion is filed.

 

First Preference: Email

  • Send an email to rachael.mckinley@flcourts1.gov to request your hearing. 
  • Include the case number, name of the pleading(s), and the amount of time requested. 
  • Please ensure opposing parties are included on the email.

 

Second Preference: Phone

  • Before calling, please conference with the opposing party.
  • Please have ready the name of the pleading(s) and the amount of time requested.

 

To Submit Proposed Orders

  • Submit all proposed orders to the Division “T” email in Word format.  esc.divT.eserve@flcourts1.gov
  • Include the case number and the division on all proposed orders.
  • Please put the service list on the order.
  • All orders are now date stamped below the judge’s electronic signature, so a fill-in date line is no longer needed in the “Done and Ordered” line.  Please follow this example:  DONE AND ORDERED in Escambia County, Florida.

 

Important Notes

  • Please ensure opposing parties are included on emails.
  • Please send a courtesy copy of the Notice of Hearing to the judicial assistant.
  • The Probate Case Manger/Staff Attorney, Megan T. Crenshaw, can be reached at (850) 595-0486 or megan.crenshaw@flcourts1.gov.

 

PROBATE FORMS

●       Opening Formal Administration Checklist

●       Summary Administration Checklist

●       Closing Formal Administration Checklist