In light of recent health advisories to limit exposure to public places we are temporarily suspending our Pet Therapy and school visits to the judicial centers.
The Twelfth Circuit Court Administration Office provide various services to attorneys, the media, and the public to simplify judicial proceedings and improve service to the people of Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The 12th Judicial Circuit complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which requires that reasonable accommodations be provided on request to qualified persons with disabilities in order that they might fully participate in court programs, services and activities.
Children's Waiting Room
The Manatee County Judicial Center provides children who must accompany their parents or guardians to court proceedings a safe and friendly environment to wait in while awaiting hearing times.
Subscription Service allows registered users to subscribe to documents, e.g. judges dockets, administrative orders, etc., posted on the 12th Circuit website and receive email notification whenever documents are updated or added.
The Judicial Automated Calendaring System (JACS) provides attorneys with a quick, reliable, and convenient solution to scheduling judicial hearings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through your web browser
Certified Process Servers
The Chief Judge, through Court Administration, authorizes and regulates Certified Process Servers in the 12th Judicial Circuit. These individuals are responsible for serving initial non-enforceable civil process issued within the 12th Judicial Circuit.
School Courthouse Visits
The 12th Judicial Circuit Court offers student groups an opportunity to visit the Manatee County Judicial Center (in Bradenton) or the Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center (in Sarasota). Schools must be recognized by the local school boards of Manatee and Sarasota County.
Court Administration provides A/V equipment, video conferencing, and other technology support to attorneys, the media and the public. In this section you will find information on the technology available, procedures, and forms for requesting technology services.