Latest Announcements

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The First Judicial Circuit is currently recruiting contract foreign language interpreters.  Interpreting services for both non-English speaking and deaf or hearing impaired individuals are available to help eliminate any communication barrier that may exist that would prevent parties from fully participating in the court proceedings and to ensure due process and equal access to the courts.  Please refer to this site:  Court Programs/Interpreters for further information.

Monday, January 26, 2015

First Judicial Circuit Courts:  Escambia County currently has a vacancy for a Veterans' Court Coordinator as well as a Circuit Judicial Assistant.  Please refer to the Employment link on home page for further information.


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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e-Portal Proposed Orders

Effective January 1, 2015, the Court has agreed that the Clerk in Escambia County will not accept proposed orders through the e-Portal. This temporary restriction does not apply to any other pleadings, motions, notices, or other filings which the e-Portal is capable of accepting. Counsel should check the preferences of the assigned judge posted here on the First Judicial Circuit Website at the JUDGES tab. Most judges will prefer that proposed orders be submitted either by hand delivery through the run, by U.S. mail, or by e-mail in Word format to the presiding judge’s judicial assistant. For those judges who do not have specific preferences on the website as to proposed orders, counsel may transmit the proposed orders by any of the aforementioned methods.