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‘Information technology security event’ disrupting the First Circuit

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'This event will significantly affect court operations across the circuit, impacting courts in Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties for an extended period'

First CircuitThe First Judicial Circuit is experiencing an “information technology security event” that is under investigation, according to Trial Court Administrator Kasey Watson.

“This event will significantly affect court operations across the circuit, impacting courts in Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties for an extended period,” Watson said in a state released Monday morning. “This event has the potential to disrupt email and phone service.”

Watson said the circuit is prioritizing and conducting essential court proceedings but may cancel and reschedule other proceedings and pause related operations for several days. Judges in the four counties will contact litigants and attorneys regarding any hearings scheduled to be held the week of October 2-6. All court facilities remain open at this time.

For docket information and any additional questions, contact the clerk of court for the respective county. Their web addresses are:

Escambia: https://www.escambiaclerk.com/

Okaloosa: https://www.okaloosaclerk.com/

Santa Rosa: https://santarosaclerk.com/

Walton: https://waltonclerk.com/

Watson said court filings made electronically through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal will be stamped at the time of filing, as usual.

Status updates will be posted to the circuit’s website, https://www.firstjudicialcircuit.org.

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