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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Courthouse Therapy Dog Biographies

The success of the Courthouse Animal Therapy Program is due to the dedication of the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (TMH) Animal Therapy Program teams that provide their free animal therapy services to the Second Judicial Circuit. We are proud of our volunteer teams. Below are the biographies of some of the court approved animal therapy teams.

Therapy Dog's Name



Bailey Lab Marlene
Bogey Boykin Spaniel Richard
Brody Lab / Golden Retriever Mix Heather
Copper Minature Goldendoodle Linda
Daisy Labrador Retriever Patty
Gertie Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Lauralee
Honey Girl Miniature Dachshund Bobbie Jo
Kosmo Jack Russell Terrier Preston
Lucke Golden Retriever Sydney
Peyton Rough Collie Vicki
Margo Labrador Retriever Stephanie
Mattie Loo Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Karen
Molly Golden Retriever Don
Pippin Golden Retriever Chris
Schatze Weimaraner Barbara
Shiloh Olde English Bulldogge M'Lisa
Squirt YorkShire Terrier M'Lisa
Starla Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Stephanie