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Florida courts include county, circuit and district courts, as well as the Florida Supreme Court. Florida's 20 Circuit Courts hear general civil cases, as well as estate, tax, juvenile, and criminal matters. The majority of Florida jury trials take place in its trial courts, called Circuit Courts. Each of Florida's 67 counties has a County Court that hears civil cases valued at less than $15,000 as well as other traffic and misdemeanor cases. The majority of non-jury trials take place in County Court. Florida's appellate courts are called District Courts, and hear appeals from the lower courts.

If you're looking for legal forms in Florida, you can access the Florida courts self-help center at http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/family/self_help/index.shtml. With some exceptions (including most juvenile court records,) Florida court documents are public record in Florida. The My Florida County website (https://www.myfloridacounty.com/official_records/index.html) allows you to search and retrieve Florida court records from circuit and county courts, but there is a charge for this service. Although this online database doesn't include Florida's district courts or the Florida Supreme court, their court dockets can be searched via the Florida State Court's website (http://www.flcourts.org/index.shtml). Copies of Florida court documents can also be obtained at the courthouse where they're held.
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26, Jul 2014 - Judge: Same-sex couples can marry in Florida Keys
Frances Burns KEY WEST, Fla., July 17 (UPI) -- Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys, must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a state judge ruled Thursday.
26, Jul 2014 - Federal court upholds Florida's 'Docs vs. Glocks' law
A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.
26, Jul 2014 - Duval, FL Florida mom denied 'stand your ground' defense
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has denied a Florida woman's request to use the so-called "stand your ground" law as a defense for attempted murder charges that arose after she fired a gun at her husband.
26, Jul 2014 - Monroe, FL Fla. Keys judge denies request to permit gay marriages during appeal
MIAMIJudge won’t lift Fla. Keys gay marriage stayA Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional has denied a request to permit gay couples to marry in Monroe County over a pending state appeal.
26, Jul 2014 - Dixie, FL YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Scott’s prison politics, black power, train in vain
PRIVATE FUNDRAISER AT PRIVATE PRISON PROFITEER’S MANSION? SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT: “Florida Governor Rick Scott really knows how to pick a fundraiser. Last month, he was scheduled to attend a $10,000-a-plate event at the home of a real estate developer who’d done prison time on tax charges. Hours after Mother Jones disclosed the event, Scott canceled it. Now, on July 21, Scott will headline a $10,000 ...
26, Jul 2014 - Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate
Court rules to allow Confederate flag license plate in Texas There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next?
26, Jul 2014 - Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law that restricts what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.
26, Jul 2014 - Former OJ Simpson lawyers reach settlement
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's feuding former Las Vegas trial lawyers have settled a breach of contract lawsuit in federal court in Nevada and their slander claim in Florida state court.
26, Jul 2014 - Gulfport, FL Stetson Lawyers Association honors eight law alumni and friends
GULFPORT, Fla., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stetson Lawyers Association presented awards to eight outstanding alumni and friends of Stetson University College of Law during the Florida Bar Annual Meeting in Orlando on June 26. Nestor M. de Armas JD '73 and Congressman David W. Jolly received the Distinguished Service Award for their significant, meritorious and continuing ...
26, Jul 2014 - Florida doctors cannot discuss gun safety with patients, says court (+video)
The Florida law bars doctors from discussing firearms safety with their patients. It was passed after several individuals perceived questions about gun ownership as intrusive and offensive. An appeals court upheld the privacy law
26, Jul 2014 - Monroe, FL Florida Supreme Court faces tough questions, including over online travel sites and bed taxes
The Florida Supreme Court began an annual summer break last week, taking a breather from its routine of issuing opinions each Thursday in complex legal disputes and the steady flow… Click to Continue »
26, Jul 2014 - Franklin, FL South Florida warden tied to death of inmate in shower is suspended
Facing a rising wave of criticism, Florida Department of Corrections chief Mike Crews on Thursday suspended the warden of a Florida City prison where an inmate died after he was locked in a scalding-hot shower.
26, Jul 2014 - Court upholds Fla.’s ‘Docs vs. Glocks’
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, ...
26, Jul 2014 - Orlando, FL Florida redistricting ruling could be felt for decades
TALLAHASSEE -- Central Florida's political geography could be scrambled thanks to a court's ruling that the Legislature's congressional maps tilted too far to help elect Republicans.
26, Jul 2014 - Orlando, FL Experienced Mediator Brandon S. Peters to Join Upchurch Watson White & Max on Aug. 1
Mr. Peters spent more than 20 years representing clients -- including many well-known lawyers and judges -- in civil litigation. For more than two years, he has served as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Court Mediator, a Certified Federal Court Mediator, a FINRA Arbitrator, a court-appointed arbitrator, a private trial judge and a special master. (PRWeb July 16 ...
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