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 Second Judicial Circuit serves Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla Counties. Servicing a population of over 338,000 the Circuit has sixteen circuit judges and ten county court judges who are managed by the chief judge, with a population of over 338,000. This circuit, which is one of 20 for the state, has sixteen circuit judges and ten county court judges.

There are many individuals associated with the Second Judicial Circuit who support the judiciary: budget and finance, trial and courtroom coordination, court interpreters, court technology, cost containment, space planning, maintenance and capital improvements, court reporting services, human resources, research & data, case management, certification and management of civil process servers, and staffing committees. We have complied the following lists to assit you in finding who you need.

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