• Phase 2

    Effective November 9th, 2020 the St. Lucie County courthouses in Ft. Pierce and Port St. Lucie will be advancing to Phase 2 operations. Jury trials will resume as soon as practicable. All county courthouses to include Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties will be in Phase 2 operations.

    Please click here to view the Nineteenth Circuit's operational plan

  • Leadership Message

    10/14/20: A message from our Trial Court Administrator, Patty Harris: As we have reopened for jury trials and looking ahead, we will continue to follow our COVID-19 protocols.

    Please click here for COVID information.

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Effective November 9th, 2020 the St. Lucie County courthouses in Ft. Pierce and Port St. Lucie will be advancing to Phase 2 operations. Jury trials will resume as soon as practicable.

Courthouses reopened June 1, 2020 – many cases will continue to be conducted by Zoom or other teleconferencing means. Check your case status by contacting the clerk before heading to court.

Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, if you are a person seeking to enter the courthouse for an in-person proceeding please be aware of the following requirements:

Upon entry to the courthouse, your temperature will be taken in a non-intrusive manner.

Persons with temperatures over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will be denied entry into the courthouse.

All persons entering the courthouse will be asked:

  1. Have you recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19?
  2. Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19, are you waiting for test results, or do you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19?
  3. Have you recently traveled from somewhere outside the United States or on a cruise ship?

You will be required to wear a face covering.

Please bring your own face covering if you have one.

All individuals shall observe social distancing within courthouses by maintaining the recommended minimum six-foot distance from other individuals.

Frequently sanitize your hands while you are in the courthouse.

You are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer in a 3 oz. or less pour or pump-style plastic bottle. Spray bottles are not permitted inside the courthouse.

Please bring information regarding your court case, including case number, name of the presiding judge, date and time of your hearing.

Questions strictly related to COVID-19 court operations may be addressed to publicinformation@circuit19.org

 

 

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Judge Steven Levin and Judge Laurie Buchanan discussed dependency court.

The second session of the community outreach event, Your Courts Up Close, was held on February 25, 2020. Your Courts Up Close is a free event hosted by Judge Daryl Isenhower of St. Lucie County. This session included the topics of family, dependency court, child resources and the Guardian Ad Litem Program.

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The first session of the year for the community outreach event, Your Courts Up Close, was successfully held on February 18, 2020. Your Courts Up Close is a free event hosted by Judge Daryl Isenhower of St. Lucie County. The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit has hosted this program annually for the past four years.

During the first…

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Established in 2017, Your Courts Up Close is a free four week class that gives participants a behind-the-scenes look at the court system.

St. Lucie County Judge Daryl Isenhower, the program’s creator, facilitates the presentations made by local judges on a variety of topics.

Dates for Your Courts Up Close 2020.