Courts Closed in Observance of Rosh Hashanah

Please be advised that the courts of the Eighth Judicial Circuit will be closed in observance of Rosh Hashanah on Monday, October 3, 2016. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Offices of the Clerks of Court throughout the circuit will remain open.

First appearances, juvenile detentions, and shelter hearings on October 3rd will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, Courtroom 1A.

2016 Guide for Florida Voters

The 2016 voter guide contains questions and answers about florida judges, judicial elections, and merit retention. This guide is a project of The Florida Bar’s Constitutional Judiciary and Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committees. Additional information can be found on The Florida Bar's website.

Judicial Branch Long-Range Strategic Plan

Florida's judicial branch is in the process of deploying its Long-Range Strategic Plan for 20162021. The purpose of the Long-Range Strategic Plan is to guide the judicial branch as it seeks to advance its mission and vision in the coming years. This video highlights the issues and goals of the new plan, or alternatively, you can view this brochure.