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  • Officer Installation for the Florida Association of Women Lawyers

    19th Judicial Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger presided over the Officer Installation for the Florida Association of Women Lawyers at the Florida Bar Convention in Orlando on June 22, 2022. For more details, click here.

  • The Honorable Elizabeth A. Metzger and newly sworn in Board members of the Martin County Women Lawyers Association.

    The Honorable Elizabeth A. Metzger and newly sworn in Board members of the Martin County Women Lawyers Association. The swearing in ceremony was held on June 7, 2022 in the Martin County Courthouse.  The incoming officers of the Board are: President, Abby Spears; President Elect, Erin Kirkwood; Secretary, Niki Marshall; Treasurer,  Valerie Costello; Director of Programming, Rebecca McFayden; Director of Public Relations, Dorothy Dlugolecki; Director of Sponsorship, Rene Griffith; and Director of Membership, Davina Tala. Also pictured is outgoing President Elizabeth Hunter.

  • Mock Trial

    On April 27, 2022 Indian River County Judge Nicole Menz presided over the Classical Conversation Mock Trial between Viera/Melbourne and Vero Beach.   The 8th grade home school students  prepare all semester for the trial.  Very impressive group of future lawyers!  Congratulations to both teams! 

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Please be aware the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit is no longer requiring the use of face masks and physical distancing in the courthouses. However, an individual within any courthouse may choose to wear a face mask, if preferable.

Courthouse visitors may request a face mask at the public courthouse entrances and a disposable face mask will be provided. During in-person court proceedings the presiding judge or other judicial officer will address requests for clear plastic face masks or shields as may be appropriate under the circumstances at the time of the request.

Note that several court proceedings will continue to be conducted remotely. Please contact the Clerk of Court office for questions relating to your scheduled appearance in the courthouse.
 

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