Clay County Clerk
of the Circuit Court

Circuit Judge Don H. Lester, Division B

Judicial Chambers 4-077

At this time all felony proceedings are conducted via Zoom video conference.

Felony video conference proceedings are still formal court proceedings and, as such, attorneys and all participants are expected to wear appropriate courtroom attire.

Waiver of appearance is encouraged for all out-of-custody defendants.  If an out-of-custody defendant’s appearance is necessary or if the defendant wishes to appear, the defense attorney shall arrange the defendant’s appearance via Zoom video conference.

No notices to appear will be issued to the defendants.  Attorneys and pro se parties will be notified by email and Zoom invitation.


Zoom – Remote Court Appearances & Hearings

Watch/Listen to First Appearances


Division B Court Date Changes

Due to the number of cases involved, changes to court calendars will only be allowed upon good cause shown.  Please register now for E-Notify alerts to receive free updates by text or email.

*Reminder: Hearing requests should be scheduled via email request to


Calendars, Documents & Instructions

Court Calendars

Ex Parte Dates

Instructions (Civil Cases)

Instructions (Felony Cases)

Guidelines for Counsel Regarding Compulsory Metical Examinations (CME)

Standing Order for civil evidentiary hearings conducted by video conference

Trial Protocol

Pretrial Stipulation

Trial Set Form

Julie Randolph, Judicial Assistant

(904) 269-6338 Office
(904) 278-3676 Facsimile

P.O. Drawer 1845 Clay County Courthouse Green Cove Springs, FL 32043