Court Offices Closed - November 27-28, 2014

The Eighth Judicial Circuit and offices of the Clerks of Court throughout the Circuit will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on November 27-28, 2014.  

First appearances, juvenile detentions, and shelter hearings on November 27-28, 2014 will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, Courtroom 1A.

Susan Miller-Jones Appointed to Alachua County Court

On Friday, November 14, 2014, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Susan Miller-Jones to the Alachua County Court.

Miller-Jones, a resident of Gainesville, has served as a General Magistrate for the Eighth Judicial Circuit since 2009.  From 2006-2009, she served as the Supervising Attorney for the Guardian ad Litem Program, and from 2002-2006, served as an Attorney for the Florida Department of Children and Families.  Miller-Jones received her bachelor's degree from Florida International University and her law degree from the University of Florida. She fills a vacancy created by the appointment of Judge David P. Kreider to the Circuit bench.  Judge Miller-Jones is married to Darren Jones and the couple has two children.

Chief Judge Robert E. Roundtree, Jr. has assigned Judge Miller-Jones to Alachua County Court, Civil Division IV, and she will begin her duties on December 1, 2014.  Her office will be located in Room 200, Alachua County Courthouse Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Gainesville.

E-Filing

Electronic filing through the Florida Courts ePortal is mandatory for attorneys in all divisions of the court.  Parties not represented by an attorney are encouraged to file through the Florida Courts ePortal, and may click here to view an instructional video.  Please refer to Administrative Order 1.20 for more information on E-Filing in the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

Proposed orders, proposed judgments, and other documents to be entered by the Court shall be submitted to the Court pursuant to that division's proceduresThey are not to be E-Filed through the ePortal, or mailed to the Clerks of Court.

See the Florida State Court's website for more information, the Alachua Clerk of Court's E-Filing page, and the Florida Bar's website.