On November 1, 2018, Chief Judge Marx was elected by the Judicial Qualifications Commission (“JQC”) to serve as the Chair of the JQC for a second consecutive term.
The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit mourns the passing of an extraordinary jurist and community leader, the Hon. Edward Rodgers (1927-2018).
The mission of the judicial branch is to protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law, and provide for the peaceful resolution of disputes.
The Chief Judge has announced that effective October 1, 2018, the Hon. Sherri Collins will preside over the Belle Glade Divisions (with the exception of JA). Judge Collins’ will be assisted by her Judicial Assistant, Sandra Becerra.
The following judges were re-elected:
Congratulations to Circuit Judges (Janis) Keyser, Kroll, Martz, (Joseph) Marx, Rowe and Weiss;
and County Judges Booras, Castor, Collins, Garrison, Hanser
For a timely and fair processing of the inquiries by the self represented litigants in family divisions, the Circuit has implemented the following case inquiry system to be utilized by the self represented litigants.
In order to provide for a more unified approach and to effectuate a savings for the parties, their attorneys and the County Civil Bench in the form of judicial economy; the following changes will take effect beginning March 19, 2018.
Court Administration helps assist mothers in need of access to the FAWL sponsored nursing room. Please see Court Administration, 5th Floor, Main Courthouse for access.
For tens of thousands of Floridians who represent themselves in family law cases there is now an app to help navigate the State Courts System.