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.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:18cv237-RH-EMT - Centurion of Florida, LLC et al.

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 Wilbert Hurst v. Centurion of Florida, LLC, et al., No. 4:18cv237-RH-EMT. A jury trial has been tentatively set for September 13, 2021, but to accommodate an attorney who volunteers, the trial will be rescheduled to a date acceptable to both sides. The trial will probably last two or three days.
 

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.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:19cv00224-RH-MJF - Sher’mon A. Allen v. Sergeant Eric Powell et al.

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 Sher’mon A. Allen v. Sergeant Eric Powell et al., No. 4:19cv224-RH-MJF. A jury trial will be set in Tallahassee at a date acceptable to both sides. The trial will probably last two or three days.
See the attached order for complete details.
 

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case No. 3:18cv441-TKW-MAF

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a case ready to be set for jury trial in Pensacola. The case is Saintlot v. Whitehaed, et al., Case No. 3:18cv441-TKW-MAF.
 
Plaintiff, an inmate in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections, currently incarcerated at the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution (SCRI) in Milton, Florida, seeks relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case No. 4:19cv220-RH-HTC

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 Lavonte Gordon v. Captain Knox et al., Case No. 4:19cv220-RH-HTC. A jury trial will be set in Tallahassee at a date acceptable to both sides. The trial will probably last two or three days.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case No. 4:18-cv-546-TKW/MJF

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Martinez v. Linton, Case No. 4:18-cv-546-TKW/MJF.

Plaintiff, an inmate in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections, alleges that six Defendants violated his rights under the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case No. 3:20cv5591/MCR/EMT

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Baez v. Daniels, et al., Case No. 3:20cv5591/MCR/EMT.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:16-cv-214-MW-CAS

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a case set for jury trial in June 2021 in Tallahassee. The case is Furman v. Cherry, et. al., Case No. 4:16cv214-MW/CAS.

Availability of Bankruptcy Judgeships in the Middle District of Florida at Orlando and 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. The Court is seeking applications for two positions, one in Orlando* and one in 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 ‒

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