Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the July 29,2021, Administrative Order (Doc. 388) is vacated.  Per Administrative Order,  masks are no longer required to be worn by visitors or employees in Northern District of Florida courthouses. However, the presiding judge retains discretion to require masks in a court proceeding, and anyone who wishes to wear a mask in a courthouse may continue to do so.

Covid Policy MCR Courtroom 5

     Covid Policy MCR

Covid Verification Statement MCR

     Covid Verification Statement

Naturalization Ceremonies Suspended

All naturalization ceremonies in the Northern District of Florida are suspended through March, 2022. Administrative Order.  Questions regarding naturalization should be directed to USCIS at 800-375-5283.

Courthouse Contact Information

Use the links below to find contact information for District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Probation, and other agencies in each courthouse location.

FLND Press Release May 16, 2022

The Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida are pleased to announce that Zachary C. Bolitho has been selected to join our district as a full-time magistrate judge in the Pensacola Division of the Court.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:18cv371-MJF Cooper V. McCoy

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Cooper v. McCoy, Case No. 4:18-cv-371-MJF.
Plaintiff is a prisoner in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 3:20cv5462-MCR-HTC Lee v. McCraine

This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff’s March 30, 2022, Motion for Appointment of Counsel. ECF Doc. 77. Upon consideration, although the Court finds Plaintiff has not shown circumstances warranting appointment of counsel, the undersigned will request volunteer counsel on Plaintiff’s behalf.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:18cv282 Hill v. Johnson

This  is  notice  of  an  opportunity  to  provide  pro  bono  service  either individually or by overseeing  work  of  a  law  student  or  other  qualified individual, including, for example, a
retired attorney.  The  case  is  Deonsey  Lonte  Johnson  v.  Jerry  Hill,  No.  4:18cv282- MW/MAF. A jury trial is set for on June 13, 2022, in Tallahassee.  The trial will probably last three days.

 

Availability of Federal Public Defender Position Northern District of Florida

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit invites applicants for the Federal Public Defender position for the Northern District of Florida stationed at Tallahassee. The Federal Public Defender serves a four-year term and may seek reappointment. The Federal Public Defender, under authority of 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(g)(2)(A), provides criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel and supervises a staff of full-time attorneys and administrative and clerical personnel.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 5:19-cv-0291-TKW-MJF Garrison v. Pope

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Garrison v. Pope, Case No. 5:19-cv-291-TKW/MJF.
Plaintiff, an inmate in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections, alleges that two Defendants violated his rights under the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Plaintiff alleges that on January 15, 2019, the Defendants maliciously sprayed a chemical agent directly into his cell in response to Plaintiff informing them that he was having an asthmatic attack.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:19-cv-0225-RH-HTC Tullis v. Wilson

This is notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a jury trial. The case is Terrelle A. Tullis v. Matthew Wilson et al., Case No. 4:19cv225-RH-HTC.
The trial date will be set to accommodate an attorney who agrees to represent Mr. Tullis. The trial probably will take two or three days.
Access to the electronic docket will be made available without charge for consideration of a response to this notice.
An attorney who wishes to appear should file a notice of appearance as soon as the decision is made and in any event by December 15, 2021.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:19-cv-0210-RH-HTC: Lee v. Centurion

This is notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono service either individually or by overseeing work of a law student or other qualified individual, including, for example, a retired attorney.
The case is Mustafa Lee v. Centurion of Florida, LLC, No. 4:19cv210-RH-HTC. A jury trial will be set in Tallahassee at a date acceptable to both sides.
The trial will probably last three days. Mr. Lee is an inmate in the Florida Department of Corrections. He became blind in his left eye while incarcerated. He asserts the

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 1:20-cv-96-AW-GRJ Lee v. Centurion

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a trial and all matters leading up to trial in Denorris Wright v. Officer Luke S. Grant, No. 1:20-cv-96-AW-GRJ (N.D. Fla.). Plaintiff is an inmate in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections. Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, he raises an Eighth Amendment excessive force claim against Defendant, a correctional officer with the Department of Corrections. The factual basis for Plaintiff’s claims is provided in the July 7, 2021, report and recommendation denying Defendant’s motion for summary judgment. ECF No. 39.

Court Locations

  • (352) 380-2400

    United States Courthouse
    401 SE First Ave.
    Gainesville, FL 32601

  • (850) 691-0770

     

    Closed Until Further Notice

     

  • (850) 435-8440

    U.S. Courthouse
    One North Palafox St.
    Pensacola, FL 32502
     
  • (850) 521-3501

    United States Courthouse
    111 N. Adams St.
    Tallahassee, Florida 32301