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 4:18cv207

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a prisoner civil rights action. The case is David T. Curry v. Secretary Mark S. Inch, Dr. Luis Lopez, and Dr. Simone Vilchez, case no. 4:18cv207-RH/CAS. Plaintiff’s civil rights complaint alleges the denial of timely and appropriate medical care for the Hepatitis-C Virus. Further detail is provided in the second amended complaint, ECF No. 23, the Report and Recommendation, ECF No. 63, and Order adopting the Report and Recommendation, ECF No. 69.

Public Notice - Reappointment of Incumbent Full-Time Magistrate Judge Elizabeth M. Timothy

The current term of the office for United States Magistrate Judge Elizabeth M. Timothy in Pensacola, Florida is due to expire on June 9, 2020.  The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term.

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.
 

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 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.

Reappointment of Federal Public Defender in the Northern District of Alabama

The current four-year term of Kevin L. Butler, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Alabama at Birmingham, expires 16 October 2019. 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.

Jury Scam Warning

Jury scams have seen a resurgence in recent months. If you receive a phone call or an email from someone claiming to be a court official, DO NOT give them your social security number, credit card number, or other personal information. If you receive such a call or email, immediately contact the jury administrator by phone, toll-free, at (866) 560-4756 or by email using our online contact form.

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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