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EIGHTH CIRCUIT WELCOMES NEW LEVY COUNTY COURT JUDGE LUIS BUSTAMANTE

The Eighth Judicial Circuit wishes a warm welcome to the next Levy County Court Judge, the Honorable Luis Bustamante. Governor DeSantis appointed Judge Bustamante to the bench on September 27, 2023. He will begin his service on November 1, 2023. Judge Bustamante's Investiture is scheduled for Friday, February 16, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom A of the Levy...

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CHIEF JUSTICE CANADY AMENDS HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS, REQUIRES CERTAIN IN-PERSON HEARINGS

November 4, 2021, Chief Justice Canady amended an existing order about health and safety protocols in state courts. The updated order makes changes reflecting current public health conditions. It provides for the voluntary use of face coverings in courthouses and requires Baker Act and Marchman Act hearings to be conducted in person. The changes to temporary health and safety protocols are...

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Emergency Aid for Renters and Landlords

OUR (Opportunities for Utilities and Rental Assistance) Florida Program is the state’s federally funded emergency rental and utilities assistance relief program. To apply, businesses and individuals may visit https://www.ourflorida.com/.

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CHIEF JUDGE MOSELEY HAS ISSUED A.O. 11.38, MODIFICATION OF SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Administrative Order 11.38, Modification of Safety Precautions, issued by Chief Judge Moseley today and effective immediately. Administrative Order 11.38: Formally rescinds the screening questions and temperature check requirements to enter the courthouse, and Limits face mask and physical distancing requirements to in-person court proceedings only. Specifically, masks and physical distancing are now required only in courtrooms and hearing rooms where...

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Jurors


The Court recognizes that jury service may impose a hardship on citizens.  Every effort is made to ensure that each juror has a positive experience.  The Judges of the Eighth Judicial Circuit thank you in advance for your service, and we hope that you find your jury service to be an interesting and positive experience.

Self-Help


Pro se means you have chosen to proceed without the assistance of an attorney.  If you are not sure you want to represent yourself, you can contact the Florida Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service to consult with an attorney.  For more information on what a Self Help program can provide, please check the Self Help Section on the Florida Courts website.

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