Certain Ex Parte and Probate Department matters (orders) may be presented at an in-person hearing. The remaining matters (orders) must be submitted to the Clerk's Office for presentation - a process called Ex Parte via the Clerk.
Ex Parte via the Clerk (EPVC) Matters
To determine if a court matter must be heard in the Ex Parte and Probate Department, review Local Civil Rule 40.1. If yes:
- Read the Ex Parte Motions and Hearing Manual (updated 12-24-2015) to learn the rules, procedures, costs and timelines.
- View the Ex Parte Master List to determine if your matter must be presented via the Clerk or in-person by a case participant.
- A $30.00 presentation fee is applied to all EPVC submissions.
- For a $70.00 expedited presentation fee, the Clerk will present your materials to the Ex Parte Department within fifteen (15) minutes of receipt.
- You may apply to the Clerk's office for a fee waiver.
- Up to five proposed orders may be included with each EPVC submission.
- The court case file is not reviewed. All supporting documents necessary for the Court to decide the issue must be provided, including but not limited to copies of all documents (e.g., Affidavits of Service) that are referenced in the proposed order.
EPVC Frequently Asked Questions
Matters that will not be accepted for presentation via EPVC include the following:
- Matters noted for a hearing
- Working Copies for a noted hearing (see eWorking Copies)
- Matters with oral argument
- Orders that impact the trial schedule
- Matters that involve discovery
- Parenting plans
- Orders confirming binding Arbitration that are not stipulated
- All Temporary Restraining Orders