Florida Circuit Court

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Florida Circuit Courts

The Florida Circuit Courts are trial courts of general jurisdiction in Florida. Circuit Court is where felonies, family law, civil cases (over $15,000 disputed), probate issues, juvenile cases, and appeals from County Court are heard. There are 20 judicial circuit courts.[1]

Circuit court judges

To qualify for the post of circuit judge, a candidate must be an elector of a county within the circuit and "must have been admitted to the practice of law in the state for the preceding five years". Judges are selected via nonpartisan election, and serve for six-year terms.[1]

Circuit courts

Circuit Court Counties Served
Florida First Circuit Court Walton, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia
Florida Second Circuit Court Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla
Florida Third Circuit Court Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor
Florida Fourth Circuit Court Clay, Duval and Nassau
Florida Fifth Circuit Court Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter
Florida Sixth Circuit Court Pasco and Pinellas
Florida Seventh Circuit Court Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia
Florida Eighth Circuit Court Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union
Florida Ninth Circuit Court Orange and Osceola
Florida Tenth Circuit Court Hardee, Highlands and Polk
Florida Eleventh Circuit Court Miami-Dade
Florida Twelfth Circuit Court DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota
Florida Thirteenth Circuit Court Hillsborough
Florida Fourteenth Circuit Court Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington
Florida Fifteenth Circuit Court Palm Beach
Florida Sixteenth Circuit Court Monroe
Florida Seventeenth Circuit Court Broward
Florida Eighteenth Circuit Court Brevard and Seminole
Florida Nineteenth Circuit Court Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie
Florida Twentieth Circuit Court Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee

See also

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