Latest Announcements

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The courts of the First Judicial Circuit will be closed on Thursday,  November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014 for Thanksgiving.  All courts will reopen for business on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AOSC14-64 Requires Parenting Coordinators to be approved by the Chief Judge and included on a circuit roster of qualified Parenting Coordinators.  If you have been approved by the court and practicing as a Parenting Coordinator in the First Judicial Circuit, you must re-apply on or before December 31, 2014.  The Supreme Court Administrative Order and attached application may be located at:

Please submit your application to Janet Gilbert, Family Court Manager, 190 Governmental Center, 3rd Floor, M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, Pensacola, FL  35202.  Once the review process is complete, you will be notified and provided any further instruction.  Future applications will only be accepted from persons who received training approved by the Florida Dispute Resolution Center.


Welcome from Chief Judge Terry D. Terrell

The First Judicial Circuit, one of 20 circuit courts in Florida, serves the four counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton in the northwest corner of the state.

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