• Judge Alcorta Waters speaking

    Judge Jennifer Alcorta Waters was sworn in as the newest Nineteenth Judicial County Court Judge during an investiture ceremony on Friday, August 24th at the Martin County Courthouse.

  • Chief Judge Metzger receives the 2017 Community Advocate of the Year award from the Guardian Ad Litem Program for Circuit 19, presented by Paul Nigro, Circuit Director of the Guardian Ad Litem Program for Circuit 19.

    Chief Judge Metzger receives the 2017 Community Advocate of the Year award from the Guardian Ad Litem Program for Circuit 19, presented by Paul Nigro, Circuit Director of the Guardian Ad Litem Program for Circuit 19.

  • In anticipation of implementing a dog therapy program in the 19th Judicial Circuit, Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Metzger, court administration staff, and a representative from the Treasure Coast Humane Society spend time on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 observing and gathering information about the dog therapy program in the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    In anticipation of implementing a dog therapy program in the 19th Judicial Circuit, Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Metzger, court administration staff, and a Treasure Coast Humane Society representative observe and gather information about the program in the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County.

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Welcome to the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, one of 20 circuits courts in Florida, serves the citizens of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties. We hope you find our website informative and helpful in your interaction with the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Within the website, you will find information regarding court programs, judges, contacts and courthouse locations. This website is just one of many steps we have taken to make our courts more accessible to the community. On behalf of all the judges who serve you in the 19th Judicial Circuit, welcome to our website.

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Latest Events

IRSC students visited the St. Lucie County Courthouse

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit hosted a group of students from Indian River State College who visited the St. Lucie Courthouse on October 5th, 2018. The students are in their Bachelor’s Degree program studying American government and public service.

Along with their professor, the students met with Judge Yacucci and Judge…

Judge Waters speaking

Judge Jennifer Alcorta Waters was sworn in as the newest Nineteenth Judicial County Court Judge during an investiture ceremony on Friday, August 24th at the Martin County Courthouse.

Judge Waters was president of Martin County Bar Association from 2014-2015 and was selected to replace former Martin County Judge Curtis Disque…

Judge Heisey, Judge Isenhower and Judge Schwab prepare for the evening’s presentations.

Approximately 80 people filled the Jury Assembly Room at the St. Lucie County Courthouse to hear Circuit Judges, Sherwood Bauer, Charles Schwab, and Michael Heisey present on the evening’s topics, Family Law and Juvenile Law. St. Lucie County Judge and Your Courts Up Close 2018 organizer, Daryl Isenhower hosted the program.…