Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension
1940 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Judicial Assistants are not able to provide legal advice.
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.
ALL PROPOSED ORDERS/JUDGMENTS SHOULD BE IN MS WORD FORMAT AND FILED THROUGH THE FLORIDA E-PORTAL.
All proposed orders must include the names and e-mail addresses of all parties who will need to receive e-service of the Court’s Order.
All civil hearings will be held via Zoom videoconference until further notice, with the exception of Civil Jury Trials.
To schedule a hearing, please send an email to the Judicial Assistant, Tracie Fields, at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy all counsel of record. Please include the following information in the email: case number, the title of the motion to be heard and the amount of time needed for the hearing. Once all parties have agreed and confirmed the date and time of the hearing with the judicial assistant, the party seeking the hearing is to prepare and file a Notice of Hearing.
If it is determined that a scheduled hearing is no longer necessary, please notify the judicial assistant immediately via email and e-file a Notice of Cancellation.
TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS/ MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES
All infraction hearings are conducted via Zoom videoconference.
Enter this Personal Meeting ID for Judge Schlechter’s hearings: 649-949-6292
Or join the Zoom Meeting for Judge Schechter’s hearings with this link: https://zoom.us/j/6499496292
Dial-in from telephone
+1 312 626 6799 US (Primary)
+1 929 205 6099 US (Secondary)
All criminal proceedings are held in person unless permission has been granted in advance to appear by Zoom. Any request to appear by Zoom must be in writing and filed with the clerk at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. After a written request is received, the Court will determine whether to grant the request.
To schedule a hearing on a motion, please send an email to the Judicial Assistant, Tracie Fields, at email@example.com and copy all counsel of record.