Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal
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Welcome to our court's website! If you have a case in this court or are simply interested in the court's activities, this updated website is designed to help you. Among other things, you can learn about electronic case filing, search the docket for information on cases in any of Florida's five district courts of appeal, and expand your practice skills with tips provided by our judges. Follow us on Twitter to be informed each time the court issues decisions or announces employment opportunities.
Along with the rest of the judicial branch of Florida, we are committed to the vision that justice in Florida will be accessible, fair, effective, responsive, and accountable. I invite you to explore all that the website has to offer.
Chief Judge Edward C. LaRose
Second District Court of Appeal Space & Location Needs Study
The Second District Court of Appeal is the only Florida appellate court that operates from two locations, Lakeland and Tampa. In 2016, the Florida Legislature funded this study to examine the court's space and location needs and the associated costs and benefits for consolidation.
The Second District Court of Appeal Offices
The Second District Court of Appeal has offices in Lakeland and Tampa. Oral arguments are conducted at the Tampa location unless otherwise specified.
E-Filing Through Florida Courts E-Filing Portal
Effective Dec. 14, 2018: The Second District Court of Appeal will accept incoming filings only through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, instead of through eDCA. The Second DCA will continue to use eDCA to electronically serve the court's orders and decisions and to provide attorneys and parties with electronic case access.
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This website provides current information including: the opinions, court docket, court calendars, administrative orders, oral arguments and other useful facts regarding Florida's Second District Court of Appeal.
The Second District Court of Appeal811 East Main StreetLakeland, FL 33801
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 327 Lakeland, FL 33802
Clerk's Office (863) 940-6060
Marshal's Office and Judges' Chambers(863) 940-6050
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM excluding holidays
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