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Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr. 

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On behalf of the 62 judges in our circuit, I encourage you to “surf” our site and familiarize yourself with the divisions of our court, review the FAQ's in our court programs, use the court forms, or schedule court hearings in our family and civil divisions right now. We have been responsive to those of you who have submitted suggestions for improving this method of communication and I am confident you will find this site easier to navigate.

As we serve the citizens of Hillsborough County and those who enter the courtrooms of the 13th Judicial Circuit each year, we are ever mindful of the precious resources allocated  to our branch of government. In this tough economic climate, we are challenged to provide you with two powerful tools - information and access to the courts - yet do so in an innovative way and efficient manner.  Whether a citizen, litigant, defendant or an attorney, I am  hopeful these resources will be of assistance to you.