Events

IRSC students visited the St. Lucie County Courthouse

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit hosted a group of students from Indian River State College who visited the St. Lucie Courthouse on October 5th, 2018. The students are in their Bachelor’s Degree program studying American government and public service.

Along with their professor, the students met with Judge Yacucci and Judge…

Judge Waters speaking

Judge Jennifer Alcorta Waters was sworn in as the newest Nineteenth Judicial County Court Judge during an investiture ceremony on Friday, August 24th at the Martin County Courthouse.

Judge Waters was president of Martin County Bar Association from 2014-2015 and was selected to replace former Martin County Judge Curtis Disque…

Judge Heisey, Judge Isenhower and Judge Schwab prepare for the evening’s presentations.

Approximately 80 people filled the Jury Assembly Room at the St. Lucie County Courthouse to hear Circuit Judges, Sherwood Bauer, Charles Schwab, and Michael Heisey present on the evening’s topics, Family Law and Juvenile Law. St. Lucie County Judge and Your Courts Up Close 2018 organizer, Daryl Isenhower hosted the program.…

Your Courts Up Close 2018 Organizer, Judge Isenhower, welcomes participants.

On February 27, 2018, more than 80 people filled the Jury Assembly Room at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in Fort Pierce for the second night of the Your Courts Up Close 2018 program. The topics for the evening included presentations from Lesley Norman and Tina Rel of the St. Lucie County Clerk’s Office and Thomas Bakkedahl…

Chief Judge Metzger provides an overview of the Florida Courts System and the 19th Judicial Circuit.

On February 20, 2018, more than 100 people filled the Jury Assembly Room at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in Fort Pierce for the first night of the Your Courts Up Close program. The topics for the evening included an overview of the Florida Courts System with a more in depth review of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court System, along…

Chief Judge Metzger  and Paul Nigro

Chief Judge Metzger receives the 2017 Community Advocate of the Year award from the Guardian Ad Litem Program for Circuit 19, presented by Paul Nigro, Circuit Director of the Guardian Ad Litem Program for Circuit 19.

(L-R) Treasure Coast Humane Society Director, Jessie Clifford; Family Court Manager, Valerie L. Hoffman; Broward Canine Assisted Therapy Dog Handler, Melinda and Therapy Dog, Emma; 17th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Dependency Judge Jose Izquierdo; Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Metzger; and, 17th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Jack A. Tuter.

In anticipation of implementing a dog therapy program in the 19th Judicial Circuit, Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Metzger, court administration staff, and a representative from the Treasure Coast Humane Society spend time on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 observing and gathering information about the dog therapy program in the 17th Judicial…

Judge Daryl Isenhower speaks with participants

On March 14, 2017, the Your Courts Up Close program for 2017 concluded at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in Fort Pierce. For the final evening, participants were seated in one of the courtrooms used for criminal proceedings. In addition to the seats in the gallery, some participants were asked to sit in certain seats…

Mental Health Court Graduates

On Monday, March 13, 2017, Courtroom 1D at the St. Lucie County Courthouse was filled with Mental Health Court graduates, the team of professionals who assisted them, and their family and friends who provided support along the way. Circuit Court Judge Cynthia L. Cox presided over the ceremony and started by having all of the graduates…

Judges Charles A. Schwab and Sherwood Bauer, Jr. present on Family Court.

On March 7, 2017, participants filled the Jury Assembly Room at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in Ft. Pierce for the third evening of Your Courts Up Close. There were two presentations throughout the evening: one on family courts and one on the appellate courts.

Circuit Judges Sherwood Bauer, Jr. and Charles A.…