Message from Chief Judge Sjostrom

By administrative order 2020-03 I closed all court operations and facilities to all but essential court proceedings and critical proceedings related to the public health emergency. In the coming days the courts of the Second Judicial Circuit will reschedule, postpone or cancel all other hearings or establish means to conduct other hearings by telephone or video.

"Essential Court Proceedings" includes:
"Critical Court Proceedings Related to the Public Health Emergency" includes:

If you think your matter is an emergency but is not one of the categories set out above, you may file a document explaining why your matter needs to be handled by a judge immediately. A judge will review your document and decide if it requires immediate action. Litigants in Civil Court cases must complete a Designation of Current Mailing and Email Address form with any filing.

The court may also set non-emergency matters for hearing by telephone or video during the time we are closed. Otherwise, your matter will be reset after the public health emergency concludes.

We regret this inconvenience. But we hope that our efforts will help make the public health emergency shorter and less severe.

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Florida's 2nd Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel

The purpose of the Panel is to receive, screen, evaluate and act upon complaints of conduct inconsistent with the "Standards of Professionalism" as defined in The Supreme Court's opinion, and resolve those complaints informally, if possible, or refer them to The Florida Bar if appropriate or necessary, and to perform all duties and responsibilities required by The Supreme Court of Florida in its opinion "In Re: Code for Resolving Professionalism Complaints". In the performance of its duties and responsibilities, the Panel shall not have the authority to discipline attorneys, and shall not have the authority to compel any attorney to appear before it pursuant to Administrative Order 2013-09

Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel Complaint Form

Melissa VanSickle, Chair 205-3307
Sean Desmond, Vice-Chair 727-7850
Hon. Robert R. Wheeler
Karen Walker
Michael "Mike" Glazer
Laura Beth Faragasso
Dawn Whitehurst
Michael Ruff
Elizabeth "Bib" Willis
Paula Sparkman
Kimberly Driggers
Ian Nesbeth
Theresa Sawyer
Donna Duncan
David Kemp
Theresa Bixler Proctor
Colin M. Roopnarine
Linda Bond Edwards
Mutaqee Akbar
Ethan A. Way
Mary K. Simpson
Tom Powell
Robert S. "Bob" Cohen
Michael Shuler
Herb Thiele
Gary Roberts
C. Sha'Ron James
Gwendolyn Adkins
James Messer
Major Harding
Michael Thomas
Will Haseleden
Erin O'Connor

This list is maintained by Paula Watkins.
If you have any questions please contact her at (850) 606-4422