Events

Chief Judge Metzger  and Paul Nigro

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.

(L-R) Treasure Coast Humane Society Director, Jessie Clifford; Family Court Manager, Valerie L. Hoffman; Broward Canine Assisted Therapy Dog Handler, Melinda and Therapy Dog, Emma; 17th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Dependency Judge Jose Izquierdo; Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Metzger; and, 17th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Jack A. Tuter.

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…

Judge Daryl Isenhower speaks with participants

On March 14, 2017, the Your Courts Up Close program for 2017 concluded at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in Fort Pierce. For the final evening, participants were seated in one of the courtrooms used for criminal proceedings. In addition to the seats in the gallery, some participants were asked to sit in certain seats…

Mental Health Court Graduates

On Monday, March 13, 2017, Courtroom 1D at the St. Lucie County Courthouse was filled with Mental Health Court graduates, the team of professionals who assisted them, and their family and friends who provided support along the way. Circuit Court Judge Cynthia L. Cox presided over the ceremony and started by having all of the graduates…

Judges Charles A. Schwab and Sherwood Bauer, Jr. present on Family Court.

On March 7, 2017, participants filled the Jury Assembly Room at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in Ft. Pierce for the third evening of Your Courts Up Close. There were two presentations throughout the evening: one on family courts and one on the appellate courts.

Circuit Judges Sherwood Bauer, Jr. and Charles A.…

Judge Jerald Bryant makes a presentation on behalf of The Florida Conference of County Court Judges.

On the afternoon of Friday, March 3, 2017, an Investiture Ceremony was held for The Honorable Edmond Alonzo as the newest County Court Judge in St. Lucie County. The ceremony was attended by Circuit and County Court Judges of the 19th Judicial Circuit, and The Honorable Mark W. Klingensmith of the 4th District Court of Appeal…

On February 28, 2017, more than 100 people filled the Jury Assembly Room at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in Fort Pierce for the second night of the Your Courts Up Close program. The topics for the evening were all about the Specialty Courts in the 19th Judicial Circuit – Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Court. The Judges who preside over those Specialty Courts in St. Lucie County provided the presentations, and many of the people who assist with these courts, including Assistant State Attorn

On February 28, 2017, more than 100 people filled the Jury Assembly Room at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in Fort Pierce for the second night of the Your Courts Up Close program. The topics for the evening were all about the Specialty Courts in the 19th Judicial Circuit – Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Court. The…

Chief Assistant State Attorney Thomas Bakkedahl presents during Your Courts Up Close.

More than 100 people filled the Jury Assembly Room at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in Fort Pierce on the evening of February 21, 2017 for the first night of the Your Courts Up Close program. This is the first time that the program has been held in the 19th Judicial Circuit, however St. Lucie County Court Judge Daryl Isenhower, who…

Chief Judge administers Oath.

On the afternoon of Friday, February 17, 2017, an Investiture Ceremony was held for The Honorable Michael J. McNicholas as the newest Circuit Judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit. The ceremony was attended by 4th DCA Judge Alan Forst, Circuit and County Court Judges of the 19th Judicial Circuit, Senior Judges, a Magistrate, and a…