The mission of the judicial branch is to protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law, and provide for the peaceful resolution of disputes.
Vision of the Florida Judicial Branch
Justice in Florida will be accessible, fair, effective, responsive, and accountable.
- To be accessible, the Florida justice system will be convenient, understandable, timely, and affordable to everyone.
- To be fair, the Florida justice system will respect the dignity of every person, regardless of race, class, gender or other characteristic, apply the law appropriately to the circumstances of individual cases, and include judges and court staff who reflect the community’s diversity.
- To be effective, the Florida justice system will uphold the law and apply rules and procedures consistently and in a timely manner, resolve cases with finality, and provide enforceable decisions.
- To be responsive, the Florida justice system will anticipate and respond to the needs of all members of society, and provide a variety of dispute resolution methods.
- To be accountable, the Florida justice system will use public resources efficiently and in a way that the public can understand.