Events

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit is hosting a free Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediation Certification Training. If you have a desire to help others, an interest in the law, and a willingness to follow proper procedures for dispute resolution - then this training is for you!

Pre-registration and an interview is…

Arthur Strickland

We would like to spotlight Arthur Strickland from the Martin County Mental Health Court Program for the positive changes he has made in his life.

“Hello. My name is Arthur Strickland. I’m in the Martin County Mental Health Court Program that involves me engaging my mental health and addiction treatment. Since choosing to…

Vitaly Feriola

Vitaly Feriola: Martin County Metnal Health Court

“Mental health court has helped me tremendously by helping me get control of my life and more importantly my mental health. Mental health court has shown me that I don’t have to face my negative thoughts and bad days alone. They have given me a second…

8th Grade Students

On April 27, 2022 Indian River County Judge Nicole Menz presided over the Classical Conversation Mock Trial between Viera/Melbourne and Vero Beach. The 8th grade home school students prepare all semester for the trial. Very impressive group of future lawyers! Congratulations to both teams!

The Mental Health Court Newsletter

The Martin County Mental Health Court Newsletter

March, 2022 Edition

The Mental Health Court Newsletter is available to read here:

Introduction - Letter from the Judge

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit is in the process of implementing a new problem-solving court in Okeechobee County called Early Childhood Court. The goal of Early Childhood Court is to improve child safety and well-being, heal trauma and repair the parent/child relationship while promoting timely permanency and helping to prevent the…

Judge White at mock trial

Mrs. Gagliano and South Elementary School's 5th-grade gifted students have been working on a unit on the legal system. Their culminating project - a mock trial, took place at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, courtroom B. Public Defender, Keandrea Davis assisted the defense team, and Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright assisted…

Your Courts Up Close 2022 finalized on March 8th with appearances by Judges Levin, Stone, Isenhower, and McNicholas. Judge Levin spoke about the importance and benefits of Drug Court to our circuit and its constituents. Freshman Judge, Robyn Stone was introduced, and briefly spoke about her experience with judicial college and the…

Dogs for Life

On March 1, 2022, the Indian River County Veterans Treatment Court team visited Dogs for Life, Inc. in Vero Beach. Dogs for Life, Inc. was established to improve the quality of life for veterans and other individuals with disabilities through training hearing and service dogs. The specially trained dogs help to enrich the lives of…

Chief Judge Charles Schwab

March 1, 2022 was the second evening's session of Your Courts Up Close 2022. Presenters included Chief Judge Charles Schwab, Circuit Judge Rebecca White, and Magistrate Leatha Mullins as Judge Daryl Isenhower facilitated the session for all attendees. Judge White discussed Early Childhood Court, which is a new specialty court that she…