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Effective October 11, 2021, unless required by the federal; state; or local laws, rules, or regulations, face masks are no longer required in the Clay, Duval, and Nassau County Courthouses; however, anyone entering these courthouses has the option to wear a face mask.

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       Main article: COVID-19 Emergency Orders and Operational Plan

Members of the public wishing to view first appearance hearings should report to Courtroom J2 located at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, 501 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202. 

Members of the public wishing to view first appearance hearings on weekends and holidays should report to Courtroom J3 located at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, 501 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202.


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Duval County Felony Court Proceedings effective June 21, 2021
June 10, 2021
Order from Judge Adrian Soud regarding Felony Court proceedings effective June 21, 2021.
Fourth Judicial Circuit - Remote Civil Trial Pilot Project
April 14, 2021

View a report to Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady as well as video streams of remote jury selection and remote trial proceedings.

Second Amended AO 1994-02 Civil Rights Policy Statement
December 12, 2020
The Florida Supreme Court Civil Rights Complaint Procedure has been updated, clarified and amended to address the confidentiality of complaints of discrimination by and against justices and Supreme Court and Office of the State Courts Administrator employees in accordance with current statutory and court rule requirements.
Courthouse Tours
December 11, 2020
Operated by the Duval County Clerk's Office, courthouse tours are offered on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
Preparing for Your Day in Civil Court
December 10, 2020

This video was developed by the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice to provide self-represented litigants with helpful tips on how to prepare for their day in civil court.

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