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Message from the
Chief Judge Ronald Ficarrotta 


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We have designed this website to increase your access to the courts. I believe that you will find useful information about my colleagues, as well as, the services provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts, plus links to our Constitutional Officers and ancillary justice partners.  Many people enter the courthouse doors in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, some of whom have had very little interface with this branch of government.  For your convenience, we have included a site map at the bottom of the home page; whether you are an attorney, citizen or member of the press, this will provide you with another avenue to locate the information you are seeking.


With more than 1,000 pages of web content, we strive to be innovative yet fiscally responsible. We recognize that we need to have a vision for the future and continue our quest to make the site more user-friendly. You can expect some changes in 2015, beginning with the Unified Family Court pages.

It is our desire to continuously improve in what we do, so we welcome your comments. Please submit suggestions to Help us make this site more comprehensible, responsive and accessible to all.