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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Leon County Courthouse Wi-Fi Instructions

Wireless internet access is available throughout all courtrooms, hearing rooms, and conference rooms within the Leon County Courthouse. This service is free and available to the public. Provided below are some basic instructions to make your connection to the Internet.


  1. Make sure your wireless adapter is turned on. If you are within range of the public wireless network, you should notice a "Wireless Networks detected" window.
  2. Click on the window to display the available networks. You should see the network "leonpublic" This is the public wireless network for internet access. Click and highlight the "leonpublic" entry then click on the "connect" button at the bottom of this window.
  3. You will then be prompted by a Wireless Network Connection window. Click on Connect Anyway. You are now connected to the internet.
  4. Click your browser (i.e.: Firefox, IE). You will have a Security Alert on certificates. Click on Yes to continue.
  5. You will be sent a page to accept the wireless access policy disclaimer. Click on Accept to continue.