Citizens of Palm Beach County:

The Chief Judge and Judges of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit are concerned about your health and safety. The Circuit has taken steps to help ensure that the courts can continue to operate safely including asking the County to implement more frequent cleaning at all “high contact” surfaces in the courthouses.

Today, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida entered Administrative Order AOSC20-13. The order suspends all grand jury proceedings, jury selection proceedings, and criminal and civil jury trials beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020.

At this point in time, the courts of the Circuit are proceeding with all court events with the exception of those outlined in paragraph 2 on page 3 (and listed above). Therefore, if you have a scheduled court hearing and it is not a jury trial, you must appear either in person or telephonically. If you wish to appear telephonically, please contact your attorney. If you do not have an attorney you must contact the divisional judge’s office in advance. The courthouses are open.