Public Notice - Appointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge

The Judicial Conference of the United States is expected to authorize the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Florida in Pensacola, Florida. The essential function of the United States District Court is to dispense justice and United States Magistrate Judges provide an important component of this function.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

In consideration of the serious health crisis facing the nation from COVID-19 and in an effort to maintain the orderly administration of justice, the Court has determined that it is necessary and in the interest of public safety and justice, to take proactive measures to slow the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of litigants, counsel, Court staff, grand jurors, petit jurors, witnesses, and the public by requiring all unvaccinated persons who enter any courthouse within the Northern District of Florida to practice social distancing measures and to wear cloth face masks or other face coverings that cover the person’s nose and mouth while in any public or common area within the facility.

Per Administrative Order, to protect the health and safety of all occupants, all unvaccinated persons who enter any courthouse within the Northern District of Florida are required to practice social distancing measures and to wear cloth face masks or other face coverings that cover the person’s nose and mouth while in any public or common area within the facility. All entrances and exits, hallways, lobbies, restrooms, elevators, stairwells, jury assembly rooms or other locations used to process prospective jurors, clerk’s office intake areas, and other similar areas accessible to the public are considered public or common areas covered by this Order. Those unvaccinated individuals with a medical condition that precludes them from wearing a face mask and children under the age of two (2) are exempt from the requirement to wear face masks in common or public areas.

Staff in the Clerk’s Office are directed to telework and are available by telephone or email.

Naturalization Ceremonies Suspended

All naturalization ceremonies in the Northern District of Florida are suspended through June 30th, 2021. 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.

Notice of Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 1:20-cv-96-AW-GRJ

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.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 3:20-cv-5421-MCR-MAF Woullard v. Carter

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a jury trial. This case is Woullard v. Carter, No 3:20cv5421-MCR-MAF
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Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:19-cv-00288-RH-MAF Brooks v. Blevins

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a jury trial. The case is Brooks v. Blevins, No. 4:19cv288-RH-MAF.
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Availability of Bankruptcy Judgeships in the Middle District of Florida at Jacksonville

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida at Jacksonville. The basic jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge is specified in Title 28, United States Code and explained in Title 11, United States Code, as well as in 98 Stat. 344, Pub. L. 98 353, Title I, §120.

To be qualified for appointment an applicant must ‒

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:18-cv-284-RH-MJF

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of 4:18-cv-284-RH-MJF
 
IT IS ORDERED:

1. The defendants’ motion, ECF No. 206, to extend the deadline to move for summary judgment is granted. The deadline is extended to July 7, 2021.
2. On the court’s own motion, the deadline for the defendants to respond to the plaintiff’s preliminary-injunction motion, ECF No. 197, is also extended to July 7, 2021.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 5:19-cv-471-TKW/MJF - Hall v. Martin & May

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Hall v. Martin & May, Case No. 5:19-cv-471-TKW/MJF.

Plaintiff is a civil detainee at the Florida Civil Commitment Center in Arcadia, Florida. He alleges against two Defendants claims of excessive force, deliberate indifference to a serious medical need, and retaliation.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 3:18cv155-MCR-MJF - Jones v. Schwarz, et al.

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Jones v. Schwarz, et al., 3:18-cv-155-MCR-MJF.

Plaintiff is a prisoner in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections alleging that five Defendants violated his rights under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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