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NOV 02
Reorganization of the District Courts of Appeal

Effective January 1, 2023, the state of Florida will add a sixth district court of appeal and reorganize other district courts. Appeals from the Fourth Judicial Circuit, which encompasses Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties, will be heard by the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach, rather than the First District.

On November 2, 2022, the First District held its last oral arguments in Jacksonville. Bryan Gowdy and Rebecca Creed each argued cases. The First District then held a ceremonial session recognizing the contributions of appellate judges and lawyers hailing from the Fourth Judicial Circuit.  

A detailed article on the transition, including details of the appointment and reorganization of judges, can be found here: