Reappointment of Incumbent Federal Public Defender

The current four-year term of Randolph P. Murrell, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Florida at Tallahassee, expires 1 November 2018. 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 full-time staff of attorneys and administrative and clerical personnel.

Appointment of Full Time United States Magistrate Judge

The United States District Court, Northern District of Florida is currently accepting applications for a full-time magistrate judge position to be resident in Panama City, Florida. Please see the full Public Notice for more details. Applications must be received in accordance with the instructions provided by March 2, 2018. Applications are available in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word formats.

Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission

The Member List, Rules of Procedure, Notice Related to Applications, and the Application for U.S. District Judge are now available.

Revision of the Local Rules of the Northern District of Florida

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida has revised its Local Rules. The revised rules are now in effect. The revised rules include significant changes from the prior rules. And the revised rules include changes from the draft that was circulated for public comment in May 2015. The full public notice, which includes a summary of the most significant changes is available here.


Court Locations

  • (352) 380-2400

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

  • (850) 769-4556

    United States Courthouse
    30 W. Government St.
    Panama City, Florida 32401

  • (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