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» 2017-02-20: Family Law Informational Clinic at the Leon County Courthouse Annex to be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 Link


» 2017-01-30: Notice to New and Current Second Circuit Court Appointed/Conflict Attorneys: A 2nd Circuit Court Appointed/Conflict Attorney Application has been posted to the 2nd Judicial Circuit website. All attorneys seeking approval for the court appointed registries must submit an application for FY17/18 effective July 1, 2017. Current 2nd Circuit Conflict Attorneys will need to submit a new application as well. All applications must be received by Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5:00pm. Thank you. Link


» 2017-01-05: New applicants and current Certified Process Servers who wish to renew their certification for 2017 – 2018 shall turn in all required documentation and fees to the Leon County Courthouse, Office of Court Administration, Room 225, on or before March 1, 2017. Link


» 2016-11-29: The First Leon County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:30pm. The graduation will be held in Courtroom 2-E of the Leon County Courthouse. Link


» 2016-10-13: Circuit Judge Robert E. Long's Investiture Ceremony scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held in Courtroom 2-E of the Leon County Courthouse. Link


» 2016-10-10: Small Claims and Landlord Tenant Informational Clinic scheduled for this Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Courthouse Annex, 1920 Thomasville Rd. Link


» 2016-08-31: NOTICE: DUE TO TROPICAL STORM HERMINE THE COURTHOUSES IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES WILL CLOSE AT 12:00 PM (NOON) ON 09/01/2016 AND WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY 09/02/2016 Franklin County, Gadsden County, Jefferson County, Leon County, Liberty County and Wakulla County Link


» 2016-08-30: Circuit Judge Robert E. Long's Investiture Ceremony scheduled for Friday, September 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held in Courtroom 2-E of the Leon County Courthouse. Link


» 2016-08-30: Please note that the 2nd Judicial Circuit will be closed on September 5, 2016 to observe Labor Day. Normal hours will return on September 6, 2016. Link


» 2016-07-18: Small Claims and Landlord Tenant Information Clinic scheduled for this Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Courthouse Annex, 1920 Thomasville Rd. Link


» 2016-06-27: Governor Rick Scott appoints Robert E. Long, Jr. to the Second Judicial Circuit Court Link


» 2016-06-20: Press release for Leon County Judge Stephen S. Everett's Investiture Ceremony scheduled for Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Link


» 2016-06-10: Leon County Veterans Treatment Court Procedures Link


» 2016-06-06: Due to Tropical Strom Colin and the decisions has been made to close Wakulla County government buildings, the Wakulla County Courthouse will close at noon today, June 6, 2016. We expect the Wakulla County Courthouse will reopen Tuesday, June 7th, 2016. The 2nd Judicial Circuit has requested an order extending time to file documents with the Supreme Court of Florida. Link


» 2016-06-03: Circuit & County Judge Assignments (3rd Amendment) Link


» 2016-05-24: Circuit & County Judge Assignments (2nd Amendment) Link


» 2016-04-28: Governor Rick Scott Appoints Stephen S. Everett to the Leon County Court Link


» 2016-04-13: Small Claims and Landlord Tenant Informational Clinic scheduled for April 14, 2016 Link


» 2016-04-11: Circuit & County Judge Assignments (1st Amendment) Link


» 2016-03-22: Circuit & County Judge Assignments Link


» 2016-02-17: Governor Rick Scott Appoints Francis “Frank” Allman, Jr. to the Second Judicial Circuit Court Link


» 2016-01-27: Notice to New and Current Second Circuit Court Appointed/Conflict Attorneys: A 2nd Circuit Court Appointed/Conflict Attorney Application has been posted to the 2nd Judicial Circuit website. All attorneys seeking approval for the court appointed registries must submit an application for 2016-2017 effective July 1, 2016. Current 2nd Circuit Conflict Attorneys will need to submit a new application ONLY if they wish to make changes to the current application. All applications must be received by Friday, June 3, 2016 at 5:00pm. Link


» 2016-01-27: New applicants and current Certified Process Servers who wish to renew their certification for 2016-2017 shall turn in all required documentation and fees to the Leon County Courthouse, Office of Court Administration, Room 225, on or before March 1, 2016. The Process Server Seminar and Exam will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 1:30p.m. in the Leon County Courthouse, Office of Court Administration, Room 225. If you need additional information, please call Court Administration, Paula Watkins, (850) 606-4422 Link


» 2015-11-30: Governor Scott Appoints Judge Robert Wheeler to the Second Judicial Circuit Court Link


» 2015-11-02: National Adoption Day to be celebrated on November 6, 2015. Link


» 2015-10-27: The 2nd Judicial Circuit's Leon County Florida offices are experiencing issues with their phone service, please e-mail or continue calling. Link


» 2015-09-15: Please note changes to the 2nd Judicial Circuit's phone list. Link


» 2015-09-14: Wakulla County Judge Jill C. Walker receives the 2015 William E. Gladstone award Link


» 2015-06-25: Press Release, Second Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Francis and Leon County Judge Smith Speak at Boys State Link


» 2015-06-16: Judge J. Layne Smith induction ceremony Link


» 2015-06-15: Notice regarding Backlogged Circuit Foreclosure Case program Link


» 2015-05-27: Press release for Leon County Judge J. Layne Smith's investiture ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held in Courtroom 2-E of the Leon County Courthouse Link


» 2015-05-27: Press release for Leon County Judge J. Layne Smith's investiture ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held in Courtroom 2-E of the Leon County Courthouse Link


» 2015-05-11: Notice to Court Appointed/Conflict Attorneys - A Court Appointed/Conflict Attorney Application has been posted to our website. All attorneys seeking approval for the court appointed registries must submit a new application for 2015/2016. Your completed application package must be received by Thursday, June 11, 2015. Thank you. Link


» 2015-05-11: Notice to Court Appointed/Conflict Attorneys - A Court Appointed/Conflict Attorney Application has been posted to our website. All attorneys seeking approval for the court appointed registries must submit a new application for 2015/2016. Your completed application package must be received by Thursday, June 11, 2015. Thank you. Link


» 2015-03-12: Governor Scott Appoints J. Layne Smith to the Leon County Court Link


» 2014-07-22: The 2nd Circuit Conflict Attorney registries have recently been updated and will not be updated again until July 1, 2015. A copy of the updated registries may be obtained from Court administration Link


» 2013-12-31: The Second Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee membership is reconstituted For more information please visit Pro-Bono Committee Link


» 2013-12-31: The Second Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee membership is reconstituted For more information please visit Pro-Bono Committee Link


» 2013-12-30: The Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee is hereby re-constituted as the Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel. For more information please visit Professionalism Panel. Link


» 2013-07-30: Requests to schedule mortgage foreclosure hearings should contact the assigned Civil Judges Judicial Assistant Link


» 2013-07-10: Please check the Mortgage Foreclosure section on a regular basis as changes are made periodically and we want to keep you as updated as possible Backlog Mortgage Foreclosure Area Link


» 2013-07-03: Administrative Order establishing foreclosure case procedures for 2nd Judicial Circuit of Florida Administrative Order 2013-03 Link


» 2013-04-01: The Process Server Re-certifications for 2013-2014 have been approved. No new Applications will be considered until March, 2014. New Applications may be submitted at anytime and held for later consideration. Link


» 2013-01-30: The Court Appointed Conflict Attorney Registries will be updated, effective July 1, 2013. Please visit the Conflict Attorney section for application information Link


» 2013-01-22: The Office of Court Administration is now accepting Process Server Renewals for 2013-2014. Please visit the Careers section for more information. Link


» 2012-11-16: Chief Judge Charles Francis proclaimed November 14, 2012 as National Adoption Day in the 2nd Judicial Circuit. ... more Link


» 2012-08-01: Franklin County Normal courtroom operations have resumed. Link


» 2012-07-19: All Circuit Hearings scheduled before Judge Angela C. Dempsey for the week of July 23, 2012, will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Main Courthouse. This includes dependency hearings scheduled July 25, 2012. Link


» 2012-06-26: The Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012, due to Tropical Storm Debby. Cases scheduled to be heard tomorrow will be rescheduled for future dates to be determined. MORE Link


» 2012-06-25: The Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012, due to Tropical Storm Debby. Cases scheduled to be heard tomorrow will be rescheduled for future dates to be determined. MORE Link


» 2012-04-06: The Courthouse will be closed. Please remember to check the Court Holiday Schedule for further updates. Link


» 2012-03-08: Process Server Certification and Renewals. Link


» 2012-01-02: The Courthouse will be closed. Please remember to check the Court Holiday Schedule for further updates. Link


» 2011-10-04: Please call Judge Jackie Fulford's Judicial Assistant, Deanna Gravius, at 850-577-4305, for all hearing requests on any Leon County case assigned to Judge Fulford. Link


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