News & Announcements
It is with much sadness that I advise of the passing of our dear friend and colleague District Judge Marcia G. Cooke. Judge Cooke served our Court and community with distinction and excellence for 18 years before taking Senior Status in July 2022. Before that, Judge Cooke served as a Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan from 1984 to 1992. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her family and loved ones in Michigan.
Please keep Judge Cooke and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Cecilia M. Altonaga
Chief United States District Judge
Southern District of Florida
PLEASE BE ADVISED
Face masks are no longer required when entering any courthouse building. Nevertheless, the presiding Judge retains discretion to require masks in his or her courtroom and chambers. Anyone who wishes to wear a mask in a courthouse may otherwise continue to do so. For full details, please see Administrative Order 2022-75
IMPORTANT: COURT OPERATIONS AND COVID-19
Subject to the changes ordered below, the Court remains open and is conducting necessary judicial business using technology as appropriate. The Intake Window is now open to the public during regular hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at all locations.