Holiday Hours of Operation

December 24th and December 25th

The Courts of the Eighth Judicial Circuit will be closed in observance of Christmas on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th. Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26th.

First appearances, juvenile detentions, and shelter hearings from December 22nd through December 25th will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, Courtroom 1A.

December 31st

All courthouses of the Eighth Judicial Circuit will be OPEN on Monday, December 31st. However, first appearances, juvenile detentions, and shelter hearings for all counties on December 31st will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, Courtroom 1A.

January 1st

The Courts of the Eighth Judicial Circuit will be closed in observance of New Year's Day on Monday, January 1st. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd.

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

Upcoming Investitures

The Eighth Judicial Circuit will welcome four new Judges to the bench in 2019. The Honorable Denise R. Ferrero will be elevated from Alachua County Court Judge to Eighth Circuit Judge. Judge Ferrero’s investiture is planned for Friday, February 1, 2019, at 3:00 pm, at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center. The Honorable Meshon T. Rawls’ investiture is planned for Friday, February 22, 2019, at 3:00 pm, at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center. The Honorable Gloria R. Walker's investiture is planned for Friday, March 22, 2019, at 3:00 pm, at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center. The Honorable Mitchell D. Bishop's investiture is planned for Friday, March 29, 2019, at 3:00 pm, at the Union County Courthouse

New Judges on the Bench

Full Court Press

The Full Court Press is the official newsletter of the Florida State Courts.  A production of the Innovations & Outreach Unit in the Office of the State Courts Administrator, this newsletter aims to present information, to promote communication, and to create a kind of “meeting place” for all the members of our state courts family. Access issues of the Full Court Press from the link below:
https://www.flcourts.org/Publications-Statistics/Publications/Full-Court-Press