Commissioner Family Law Dockets

For Telephonic or Video Appearance

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Effective August 20, 2020:

Commissioner Family Law motion dockets (Show Cause, Modification, Pro Se) will resume as scheduled, with the exception of the Self-Represented Finalizations. 
  • Matters must be timely filed and served to be considered. 
  • Courtesy copies to the bench should not be submitted unless specifically requested.
  • Oral argument, to the extent allowed, will be limited
Remote Hearing Guidelines
  • Do not speak or identify yourself when you enter the hearing but be prepared to indicate your presence when your matter is called by the Commissioner.
  • Keep your microphone (phone/computer) muted until it is time for you to speak.
  • Use *6 to unmute your telephone.
  • If possible, avoid using the speaker phone feature on your phone.  If using a computer, consider using a headset with microphone.  In either case, please speak slowly and clearly, and to the extent possible, eliminate any background noises in your environment.
  • Do not put your call to your court hearing on HOLD.  Many phone systems have “hold music” that plays when Hold is activated.  Connections disrupting a hearing with hold music or other interference will be terminated, and your matter may be stricken.


Entry of Orders
  • Agreed orders should be signed and submitted to ex parte per General Order 20-11 Emergency Ex Parte Rule.
  • If orders are not agreed, the drafting attorney/litigant shall submit his/her proposed orders to the other side.
  1. The other attorney/litigant shall use the proposed orders and submit a redline copy or a brief statement of the disputed provisions back to the originating party.
  2. The drafting attorney/litigant shall then forward the redlined Microsoft WORD documents and any rebuttal to the assigned JA for review and entry.
Please only send ONE email with proposed orders.  


Self-Represented Finalization

Self-Represented Finalization SHALL be submitted to the assigned Commissioner, with a Declaration in Support of Entry, in writing to Court Administration 

Commissioner Judicial Assistant contact information

Commissioner Ellis email Rebecca Wittenborn

Commissioner Liebman ​email Rebecca Wittenborn

Commissioner Schienberg email Rebecca Wittenborn

Commissioner Swingen, email Whitney Freese