United States District Court

Southern District of Florida

October 31, 2005

 

Contact: Clarence Maddox

Court Administrator (305)523-5001

 

Press Release



United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Open With Reduced Hours Beginning November 1, 2005 until Further Notice


Chief United States District Judge William J. Zloch announced that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida will reopen on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 in all divisions. The Clerk's Office will be open in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce; however, the District Court's hours of operation will be limited to between 9:30 A.M. and 3:30 P.M until further notice.


Southern District of Florida courthouse facilities will be generally open to the public but no new jury trials will commence until further notice. The Court will operate under this reduced schedule in consideration of localized power outages, supply shortages, and the recent conversion to daylight savings time which together may complicate evening commuting.


Information concerning the status of the Court's operations can also be found on the Court's website at www.flsd.uscourts.gov.