Hurricane Michael - Courthouse Closures

The U.S. District Court in Panama City will be closed until further notice. 

Per Administrative Order, amended October 30th, 2018, all trials, hearings, and other matters requiring a personal appearance before the Court in Panama City Division cases will be handled in the division where the assigned district judge resides.  

In felony criminal cases, all initial appearances and related matters, including detention hearings, for Panama City Division criminal defendants shall be held in Tallahassee, Florida, except when such defendants are arrested in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties. Defendants arrested in those counties shall be transported to Pensacola, Florida for such proceedings.

Parties may continue to file cases and post to Panama City in CM/ECF, but proceedings will be in the division of the assigned district judge.

Until further notice, all phone calls and mail delivery for the Panama City Division of the District Court will be forwarded to the Pensacola Division. Should you need to contact another division of the court directly, please use the information below.

  • Pensacola
    Winston E. Arnow Federal Building
    100 N. Palafox St.
    Pensacola, FL 32502
    (850) 435-8440

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

    (850) 521-3501

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

    (352) 380-2400

The Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Gainesville divisions are now open.

The Court will post updates to this announcement if there are any additional changes.

Note to Jurors: The Automated Jury Instruction System (AJIS) that allows you to check your status by phone is now available by calling 866-560-4756.  You may also check your status using the eJuror system at http://www.flnd.uscourts.gov/ejuror.

Pro Bono Opportunity in case 3:18cv493

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Lovenson Allen Mose v. J. Demontmollin, et al., Case No. 3:18cv493-LC-HTC.

 

Appointment of Full Time United States Magistrate Judge - Tallahassee Division

After eight years of distinguished service, Magistrate Judge Charles A. Stampelos has announced his intention to retire from judicial service on April 2, 2020.  Judge Stampelos is a distinguished public servant who has served our court and the citizens of the Northern District of Florida with distinction and, upon his retirement, will be missed. 
As a result of Judge Stampelos’ impending retirement, the Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full time United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Florida in Tallahassee, 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.

Pro Bono Opportunity in case 4:19cv97

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Thomas Ray Hayes v. Mark S. Inch, et al., case no. 4:19cv97-MW/CAS.

Plaintiff is a prisoner in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections. He claims that he was diagnosed with the Hepatitis C Virus in October of 2001, but has been denied appropriate medical care in violation of the Eighth Amendment. Further detail is provided in the complaint, ECF No.1.

This case has just been initiated and no discovery has yet been taken.

Pro Bono Opportunity in case 1:17cv79

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a trial and all matters leading up to trial. The case is Demetrius Laredo Walker v. Herron, et al., Case No. 1:17-cv-079-MW-GRJ. The trial will take place in the Gainesville courthouse.

Pro Bono Opportunity in case 3:16cv466

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a trial and all matters leading up to trial. The case is Kidane B. Mengesha v. Stokes, et al., Case No. 3:16-cv-446-MCR-GRJ. The parties have tentatively consented to the magistrate judge’s jurisdiction and agreed that the trial will be held in Tallahassee.

Pro Bono Opportunity in case 4:16cv507

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a jury trial. The case is Wesley Timothy Fullard v. Maria Thomas, R.N., and Carrie Rhodes, L.P.N., case no. 4:16cv507- MW/CAS.

Vacancy Announcement - Official Court Reporter

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Official Court Reporter in the Tallahassee Division. An Official Court Reporter is responsible for the verbatim reporting of proceedings held before United States District Judges and Magistrate Judges and for the transcription of those proceedings upon request.  Click here for more information.

Pro Bono Opportunity in case 5:13cv9

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a jury trial. The case is Quincy Alexander Williams v. Rickman, et al., Case No. 5:13cv9-MW-GRJ. Although this is a Panama City case, the trial will take place in the Tallahassee courthouse.

Press Release - Magistrate Judge Hope T. Cannon

The Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida are pleased to announce that Hope T. Cannon has been selected to join our district as a fulltime magistrate judge in the Pensacola Division of the Court. Ms. Cannon will begin her service with our Court on March 4, 2019.

Ms. Cannon earned her Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from the University of South Alabama, and her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama. Since earning her Juris Doctorate, Ms. Cannon has gained significant experience litigating a wide variety of cases in multiple jurisdictions across the United States, most recently as a partner for Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

The Judges and staff of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida offer Ms. Cannon our warmest congratulations and look forward to serving with her for many years to come.

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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

    Winston E. Arnow Federal Building
    100 N. Palafox St.
    Pensacola, FL 32502
     
  • (850) 521-3501

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