Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal
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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.
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Welcome to the website of the Second District Court of Appeal, an intermediate appellate court that provides the opportunity for review of the trial court decisions of 14 central and southwest Florida counties. The review process is normally by three-judge panels and on occasion by the entire court. Appellate review is designed to correct harmful errors and ensure that decisions are consistent with our rights and liberties under the applicable law.
The judges on our court are committed to the vision that justice in Florida will be accessible, fair, effective, responsive, and accountable. In addition to our 16 judges, we have an outstanding group of staff members, including staff attorneys, who enable us to resolve our large caseload in a timely manner.
Our website is designed to help you—whether you have a case in this court or are simply interested in the court's activities. The website provides current information on electronic case filing, opinions, court dockets, court calendars, administrative orders, oral arguments, and other useful facts regarding our court. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on our latest news, including opinion releases and employment opportunities. Please explore all that the website has to offer.
Chief Judge Nelly N. Khouzam
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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