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12.19.2023 Title VI Anti-Retaliation Policy

12.19.2023 Guardianship Examining Committee

11.13.23 AOSC23-60

11.13.23 Mediation Week

10.17.23 Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Awards


12.20.22 Elves for Elders 2022


11.09.22 Election-Related Litigation Procedures 


11.04.22 Veterans Outreach Court registration is now open


09.20.22 Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Awards


06.01.22 30th Anniversary Celebration- Adult Drug Court Graduation


01.26.22 Judicial Appointments & New County Civil and Civil Traffic Divisions


11.23.21 Veterans Outreach Court registration is now open


11.03.21 Guardianship Examining Committee 


10.29.21 Emergency Aid for Renters and Landlords - For local assistance programs click here.


10.29.21 Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Awards


08.04.21 Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Awards


04.23.21 Re-election of Chief Judge


04.23.21 Guardianship Examining Committee


04.23.21 E-Filing Changes


04.23.21 Judicial Division Lookup Tool 


10.22.20 Remote-Hearings Directory


09.01.20 Clerk Services Available 24/7



08.13.20 Juror Scam Alert



08.13.20 County Court Jurisdictional Changes


01.28.20 Guardianship Examining Committee


12.16.19 Elves for Elders 2019 


10.25.19 Magistrate Recruitment  




10.15.19 Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Awards


10.15.19 New Legal Information Program - Plant City






5.06.19 Now Accepting Applications for Court Appointed Counsel Registry



9.18.18 Court Appointed Registry Counsel


9.18.18 Award for ITN -18/19-001/Digital Court Reporting Transcription Service


9.18.18 Florida State Courts Annual Reports


4.25.18 ITN FAQ'S 


4.25.18 Invitation to Negotiate for Digital Court Reporting Transcription Service


2.13.18  Save the Date: January 19, 2018 - Circuit 13 Domestic Violence Summit   





12.19.16 Elves For Elders 2016


10.28.16 Florida Judicial Branch 2016 – 2021 Long-Range Strategic Plan VIDEO


5.16.16 Applications for Court Appointed Counsel Registry


4.08.16  Presenting TurboCourt, Easy and Professional Help with Your Forms


4.08.16  Property Fraud Alert!


1.20.16  Hillsborough County Criminal Courthouse Facilities Improvement Study


1.20.16   Accepting Applications for Guardianship Examining Committee


12.28.15  Accepting Applications for Guardianship Examining Committee


09.04.15   2014 Annual Report on Professionalism


05.18.15 Court Appointed Registry applications are now available and being accepted through May 15.


03.06.15  Effective October 1, 2014 

Attorneys are required to submit all proposed Orders for the Probate, Guardianship & Trust Division in pdf format via the JAWS system.


03.05.15 Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Scheduling

For information regarding the scheduling of a Residential mortgage foreclosure hearing, please consult the webpage of the division or contact the Judge's office in which the foreclosure action was originally assigned.


02.02.15 The Florida Supreme Court would like to here from you.


02.02.15 Parent Coordinator Update


01.09.15  Accepting Applications for Guardianship Examining Committee


12.16.14  Elves For Elders 2014



12.05.14 2013-2014 Report on Professionalism


11.05.14 Election-Related Litigation Procedures


05.20.14 Now Accepting Applications for Court Appointed Counsel Registry

01.24.14 Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

12.17.13 Elves for Elders 2013

12.17.13 Accepting Applications for Guardianship Examining Committee

12.17.13  Now Accepting Applications for Court Appointed Counsel Registry

10.23.13 Judge Conrad is Lincoln Award Winner

10.23.13 Judging and Teaching

10.23.13 Battles Appointed to Bar Commission

10.23.13 New Administrative Orders
S-2013-041 Probate Procedures and S-2013-040 Guardianship Procedures

Menendez, Ficarrotta Receive Awards 

Tesche chosen as a ‘Leader in the Law’

06.19.13 The Elder Justice Center presents a screening of An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America

06.12.13 Governor Appoints Christopher Nash to the Hillsborough County Court

06.12.13 Governor Appoints Laurel Moore Lee to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit

06.12.13 E-Filing Notice

Award for ITN -12-13/14-001 for Digital Court Reporting Monitoring and Transcription Service

05.28.13 Submission of Proposed Orders (JAWS)

05.22.13 Catlin selected a ‘Leader in the Law’

05.22.13 Ward receives Patton award

04.08.13 Legal Guide for New Adults

04.08.13  Levens Nominated for Award

02.20.13 Perrone Investiture

02.20.13 Two Judicial Vacancies

02.20.13 Bridenback Honored With Award 

02.20.13 Judges in Transition

02.20.13 Sheriff's Toy Drive

02.20.13 Applications Being Accepted for Guardianship Examining Committee

02.20.13 Children's Justice Center Toy Drive

02.20.13 An Adoption Story: the Muhammads

02.20.13 Celebrating Adoption

02.20.13 Isom to Receive Award 

02.11.13 Digital Court Reporting and Monitoring Services, ITN Notice & FAQs

Elves for Elders 2012 Holiday Gift Drive


12.12.12  Judicial Interviews

12.12.12  Welcome Doctors

11.13.12 Jennifer Gabbard Investiture

11.13.12 Administrative Order S-2012-053 Foreclosure Procedures

Judicial Applicants

11.13.12 Essrig Wins Gladstone Award

11.13.12 Professionalism Awards

11.08.12 Election-Related Litigation Procedures

09.10.12 Class Action Settlement Agreement in the Chinese Drywall Class Action Suit in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Louisiana

09.10.12 New Administrative Order S-2012-037 County Civil Division Procedures

09.10.12 New Administrative Order A-2012-036 Establishment of East Circuit Division "T"and Judicial Assignments

09.10.12 New Administrative Order S-2012-031 Delivery of Proposed Orders

Judge Stoddard Wins Award

09.10.12 Chief Judge Receives Award

09.10.12 New Administrative Order S-2012-038 Foreclosure Procedures

Court Proceedings During the RNC

09.06.12 Court Services During the 2012 RNC

07.11.12 New Administrative Order S-2012-027 (supersedes AO 2012-007)

Judge Barber receives award

07.05.12 Bailiff wins bar association award

06.18.12 Judge Stoddard receives award

06.18.12 Bar Association Honors Court Administrator With Liberty Bell Award

04.25.12 New Administrative Order (A-2011-053) - Judicial Assignments

01.27.12 Judge James Barton II Receives Distinguished Judicial Service Award From Florida Bar

01.26.12 2011 Employee Recognition Ceremony Award Winners

01.26.12 Judge Nick Nazaretian Appointed to Circuit Bench.

01.17.12 Complex Business Litigation Division Revised Procedures

01.03.12 Courts Will be open Friday before Christmas

12.26.11 Family Law Inn of Court Receives National Recognition at the Supreme Court of the United States

12.14.11 Applications Being Accepted for Guardianship Examining Committee

Opening of Plant City Courthouse-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

11.18.11 Elves for Elders 2011

10.20.11 Judge Lawrence M. Lefler Receives the Meritorious Service Medal

10.07.11 Tampa Bay American Inn of Court Holds Kick-Off Meeting

09.14.11 Judge Ron Ficarrotta Elected Chair of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges

09.14.11 Judge Gregory P. Holder Selected to Head Statewide Department of Defense Volunteer Program

09.14.11 Circuit Court Judge Richard A. Nielsen Receives 2011 Abraham Lincoln Award

09.14.11 Judge Claudia Rickert Isom Receives Hillsborough county Bar Association's Outstanding Jurist Award

07.28.11 Important Information Regarding Operating Hours of the Legal Information Center


Court Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

06.09.11 Professionalism Committee Meeting (no link)
Judge Gregory Holder Recognized for Years of Volunteerisim

03.09.11 Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr. Re-Elected to 6th term as Chief Judge

New Numbering System for Annex Courtrooms

02.01.11 Serving on the Court's "Guardianship Examining Committee"

12.17.10 Pro Bono Opportunities for Hillsborough County Attorneys

12.16.10 Applications Being Accepted for Guardianship Examining Committee

New Administrative Order A-2010-103 Judicial Assignments

11.23.10 Juvenile Diversion NAB Volunteer Training

11.16.10 Order Denying Defendants' Refiled Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Defendant Rourk's Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence & Order Denying Motions for Postconviction Relief

11.12.10 Holiday Gift Drive Elves for Elders 2010

10.07.10 EJC Featured as Example of Promising Practice Addressing Elder Abuse

09.07.10 Administrative Order A-2010-075 Judicial Assignments

08.22.10 Administrative Order S-2010-051 Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Case Management & Mandatory Mediation of Homestead Foreclosure Cases

JAC Will Transition from "" to a New Domain: ""

07.23.10 Execution of JAC Agreement

07.09.10 Judicial Administrative Commission Memorandum Regarding Statutory and Contractual Changes

06.29.10 Judge Tracy Sheehan Receives Moral Courage Award

06.22.10 Judge Gaston Fernandez Announced Winner of Tampa Bay Inn of Court 2010 Abraham Lincoln Award

06.22.10 Section I and Section II – Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Hearings/JAWS Scheduling

06.22.10 Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Hearings/JAWS Scheduling

06.22.10 New Website Error Messages

06.21.10 HCBF Appointed as Residential Mortgage Mediation Manager

06.08.10 Landlord and Tenant Forms now Available at Florida Bar Website

Justice Administration Commission announces new Agreements for Services and Notice of Important Changes

05.28.10 Initial Guardianship Examining Committee Training

The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Announces New Website for 2010


04.06.10 New Administrative Order S-2010-029: Electronic Posting of Court Records in State of Florida v. Dee Dee Moore Case Number: 10-CF-001733, Criminal Justice Division

03.17.10 The 13th Judicial Circuit has developed  a new court event scheduling application - Judicial Automated Workflow System (JAWS)

02.10.10 Changes to Procedure for Renewing Process Server License

03.31.10 13th Circuit Managed Mediation Program Manager Application

01.22.10 Guardian Fee Workgroup Report Approval


01.08.10 Questions regarding ITN #09-10/11-002 Substance Abuse Treatment Services – Adult Post-Adjudicatory Drug Court Expansion Program

01.07.10 Security Update for Attorneys

12.28.09 Courthouse Access and Security Screening

12.15.09 Invitation to Negotiate – Substance Abuse Treatment Service(s), Adult Post-Adjudicatory Drug Court Expansion Program

12.09.09 Hillsborough Circuit Court Judicial Vacancy 13th Circuit JNC - List of Applicants

11.12.09 Elves for Elders 2009 (November 12th - December 11th)

10.14.09 Security Screening Procedures

10.02.09 HCBA Announces Annual Bench Bar Conference

09.21.09 Applications Being Accepted for Guardianship Examining Committee

09.10.09 Press Release: Judge Claudia Isom Receives First Lincoln Award from Tampa Bay Inn of Courts

E-Filing for Complex Business Litigation is Fully Operational

08.14.09 Administrative Order S-2009-080 : Electronic Filing in Complex Business Litigation Division

First E-filing in 13th Judicial Circuit: Changes Complex Business Litigation Division

08.11.09 Early Registration is Now Available for Complex Business Litigation E-Filing

07.31.09 Floriland Traffic Office to Close July 31

06.01.09 Court Budget Crisis: Summary of Caseload Trends and Impact of Budget Reductions to the Court

06.01.09 Court Budget Crisis: The Economic Impacts of Delays in Civil Trials in Florida's Courts Due to Under-Funding of Court System, by The Washington Economics Group, Inc.

05.15.09 Complex Business Litigation Division Reopening

Volunteer Opportunities - Juvenile Diversion Programs

05.05.09 Job Fair - Digital Court Reporters

04.09.09 New Foreclosure Procedures, Administrative Order S-2009-025

03.17.09 Q&A to Digital Court Reporting Monitoring Service ITN

03.06.09 Deadline for Submission of Written Questions to ITN-09-10/11-001 Extended to Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 5:00 PM EST.

HCBA 5k Race to the Courthouse to Benefit Pro Bono Efforts

03.02.09 Digital Court Reporting Monitoring Service ITN beginning July 1, 2009. Proposal deadline March 31, 2009

02.04.09 Hillsborough County Circuit Judicial Vacancy