Find links to Florida Rules of Procedure, Florida Standard Jury Instructions, judges' requirements, and local rules.
Find links to dockets and calendars for the Family, Civil, Criminal, and Probate & Guardianship divisions.
Find links to frequently used court orders: Florida Supreme Court Order on Sealing Court Records and Dockets; Juvenile Division Order for Provisional Appointment of Sarasota Public Defender; and Order Permitting Removal of Child(ren) Due to Emergency Evacuation.
Read the Circuit's Standards in Professionalism, which describes the conduct preferred and expected by attorneys practicing in the area. In 2013, the Florida Supreme Court published Opinion SC13-638 directing local trial courts to create a Local Professionalism Panel (LLP). Find a summary of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit panel's function, review the local administrative order establishing the panel and find a link to the online complaint form on the LLP webpage.
Read the Court's Pro Bono Plan. This measure is more than giving unrepresented litigants a voice in court. It also includes a commitment to community legal education to eligible client groups; participation in client intake; participation in pro se clinics; mentoring; and more.