• Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Bench Bar Conference

    Judge Roby, Judge McNicholas, Judge Croom, Judge Levin, Judge Cox and Judge Metzger attend the Nineteenth Circuit Bench Bar Conference in Jensen Beach, FL on November 1, 2019.

  • Judge Jeffrey W. Hendriks Investiture

    An investiture ceremony was held for County Judge Jeffrey W. Hendriks, of Port St. Lucie, on October 11, 2019 at the St. Lucie County Courthouse.

  • Addition of Nursing Room to Martin County Courthouse

    Ms. Donna Eng, Law Attorney and member of FAWL (Florida Association for Women Lawyer’s) of Martin County announces the addition of a Nursing Room to the Martin County Courthouse.

  • Indian River County's Mental Health Graduation Ceremony

    The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court held a ceremony to graduate 16 program participants on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Indian River County Courthouse in downtown Vero Beach with Judge Nicole Menz presiding.

  • Pet Therapy Dog Program

    Judge Elizabeth Metzger with the Pet Therapy Dog Program.

  • Judges and Court Staff attend the Opioid Awareness presentation held at the St. Lucie County courthouse on July 19, 2019

    Judges and Court Staff attend the Opioid Awareness presentation held at the St. Lucie County courthouse on July 19, 2019          

  • IRSC Graduation

    The Honorable Elizabeth Metzger, Chief Judge for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Florida, served as the Commencement speaker for the May 2 ceremonies.

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Welcome to the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, one of 20 circuits courts in Florida, serves the citizens of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties. We hope you find our website informative and helpful in your interaction with the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Within the website, you will find information regarding court programs, judges, contacts and courthouse locations. This website is just one of many steps we have taken to make our courts more accessible to the community. On behalf of all the judges who serve you in the 19th Judicial Circuit, welcome to our website.

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The Honorable William L. Roby will be providing a diversity training to court staff on Wednesday, November 27th at the St. Lucie County Annex. This training event is open to all Circuit staff and Judges throughout the State of Florida. RSVPs are required. This training has been approved by The Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee…

Judge Roby, Judge McNicholas, Judge Croom, Judge Levin, Judge Cox and Judge Metzger attend the Nineteenth Circuit Bench Bar Conference in Jensen Beach, FL on November 1, 2019.

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Bench Bar Conference was held on November 1, 2019 in Jensen Beach, FL. The conference provided a series of talks and several plenary sessions of interest to all legal practitioners who attended. There were also break-out sessions specific to civil, criminal, and family practitioners. Conference…

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An investiture ceremony was held for County Judge Jeffrey W. Hendriks, of Port St. Lucie, on October 11, 2019 at the St. Lucie County Courthouse. Judge Hendriks is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has been a major crimes prosecutor for the Nineteenth Circuit State Attorney’s Office since 2016. He has previously served…