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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…

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On October 10, 2019, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for a new Nursing Room in the Martin County Courthouse. The implementation of a Nursing Room was formed to provide resources that new mothers need to achieve work/life balance.

 

The creation of the Nursing Room is the result of nearly eight months of…

Congratulations Graduates

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.

Indian River County’s Mental Health Court began on January 27, 2015 and provides mentally ill defendants with the…

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…

Judge Cox is interviewed about Veteran’s Treatment Court

Judge Cox is interviewed about Veteran’s Treatment Court

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Judge Levin is interviewed about Opioids and Drug Court in this edition of Positively Port St. Lucie.

Judge Levin is interviewed about Opioids and Drug Court in this edition of Positively Port St. Lucie.

Please click HERE to watch the Interview.