• Chief Justice Canady has lifted requirements

    Effective on Monday, June 21st , 2021, Chief Justice Canady has lifted requirements for masks inside of all courthouses and all areas of courtrooms. Chief judges may drop the mask and distancing requirements in courtrooms during proceedings as soon as June 21, and no later than August 2. Read the press release HERE

  • St. Lucie County Courthouse Nursing Room Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon cutting was held on June 11th at the St. Lucie County courthouse to open the new Nursing Room. Read more HERE

  • Your Opinion Sought

    Let your views be known about Florida’s District Courts of Appeal as part of a statewide assessment. Before answering the survey, see background on the appellate courts HERE. Respond to the survey HERE.

  • Mental Health Awareness - Mental Health Court

    Mental Health Court is a diversion program for persons charged with violations who are diagnosed with mental illness and become involved in the criminal justice system.

     

    These individuals receive appropriate treatment in a setting that promotes the dignity and respect of the individual, fosters community safety and decreases future involvement with the criminal justice system. Watch the video HERE

  • May is National Drug Court and Mental Health Court Month

    May is National Drug Court and Mental Health Court month and the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit created a video to recognize those who continue to fight the diseases of addiction and/or mental health issues.

    Click HERE

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic some protective measures remain in all courthouses as defined in the Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order located HERE.

Face masks are required for everyone entering a courtroom, with no exceptions.  Face masks must completely cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly around the nose, chin, and sides of the face.  They may be single-use disposable masks, cloth masks, clear face masks, or cloth masks with clear plastic panels.  A face shield may be used in addition to a face mask, but may not be used as an alternative to a face mask. 

Additionally many cases will continue to be conducted by Zoom or other teleconferencing means. Jury trials have resumed in all courthouses throughout the circuit.  Contact the clerk of court at the phone numbers on the bottom of our website for case status details or if you need instructions to appear remotely or in-person for your case.

 

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A ribbon cutting was held on June 11th at the St. Lucie County courthouse to open the new Nursing Room. Located on the third floor of the Courthouse, the room is the result of nearly eight months of collaboration between the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), the St. Lucie County Chapter of FAWL, the Court and staff, the St…

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May is National Drug Court and Mental Health Court month and the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit created a video to recognize those who continue to fight the diseases of addiction and/or mental health issues. A current Martin County Mental Health Court participant, Max Pierre, purchased the copyrights to a song and changed the lyrics to…

Judge Signing Document

Amendment 12 of the Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC20-23 requires each of the Florida Circuit Courts to implement a differentiated case management plan for civil cases as…