Differentiated Active Civil Case Management System (DACMS)

The Florida Supreme Court Issued Administrative Order AOSC20-23 amendment 10 on March 9, 2021 requiring the Chief Judge to implement a differentiated active case management system (DACMS) for most civil cases. For information on Civil Case Management and the Civil Case Backlog Docket click below.

Mediation Services Program

Mediation affords the opportunity for parties to reach a mutually agree upon settlement of their legal dispute(s). In Mediation, the parties maintain control over the decision making process rather than relinquishing control to the Judge in a Court proceeding.

Probate Division

Lake County has three Administrative Orders that address Probate procedures, which include Checklists, Affidavit of Heirs and Notice Regarding Will.

Self-Help Center

Our circuit provides resources for self-represented parties in domestic relations cases. In all counties resources are available online or at the local clerk’s office.

Teen Court

The Teen Court concept is based on the philosophy that youthful offenders will not continue to offend when a jury of their peers punishes them.

Veterans Court

The Veterans Court model requires regular court appearances as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol).