As of 2015, 24 circuit judges and 11 county judges serve the First Judicial Circuit of Florida, covering Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties, including circuit judges Michael G. Allen, J. Scott Duncan, John L. Miller and Kelvin C. Wells. Among the entities that compose the state of Florida's judicial system are 20 circuit courts covering the state's 67 counties, each with its own judges. The number of judges serving each circuit varies based on population and caseload.Continue Reading
Twelve divisions and 106 circuit judges comprise the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, covering Dade County and the city of Miami. Circuit judges serving the Eleventh Circuit include Marcia B. Caballero, Monica Gordo, Jeri B. Cohen and Stanford Blake.
While not the case in every state, voters in Florida elect circuit court judges through elections. Circuit court judges serve six-year terms. To pursue a seat on a state circuit court in an election, a candidate must, during the five years preceding the election, have practiced law in Florida and been an elector of a county within the circuit for which he is seeking a seat. Florida's circuit courts have general trial jurisdiction over matters not assigned to the county courts and also hear appeals from county court cases.Learn more about US Government