• 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.

  • IRSC Students

    Judge Levin chats with students from the Criminal Justice program at IRSC.                                                                                              

  • Mediation training

    The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit hosted a Supreme Court County Mediation Certification training from May 7 - 10, 2019.                 

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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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Latest Events

F.L.A.G. MEETING

F.L.A.G. MEETING 

The goal of the Family Law Advisory Group is to promote the effective communication among all of the judicial stakeholders, as well as with the community. F.L.A.G. provides an open forum for identifying issues and resolving complaints including procedural issues, interagency conflicts, and family court…

Judge Elizabeth Metzger is pictured with volunteers and court partners from the Nineteenth Circuit’s Pet Therapy Dog Program.

Judge Elizabeth Metzger is pictured with volunteers and court partners from the Pet Therapy Dog Program. The purpose of this program is to offer comfort and support to children involved in the Dependency System and to those involved in Mental Health Court. Therapy dogs are included in an effort to make the court experience as stress-…

Thank you to Judge Nicole Menz and Judge David Morgan for providing a valuable experience to one of our summer interns, John LaLime

Thank you to Judge Nicole Menz and Judge David Morgan for providing a valuable experience to one of our summer interns, John LaLime.  Mr. LaLime is a student at Tufts University and is majoring in History and Political Science. He is very grateful for the experience and said “I was so honored to have the opportunity to work with…