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CHIEF JUDGE'S REGISTRY OF EXPERT WITNESSES

Introduction to Rates, Policies and Procedures

In compliance with the Supreme Court of Florida’s administrative order No. AOSC17-12, titled: Court Appointed Experts Witness Services in Florida’s Trial Courts, the following rates, policies, and procedures are made effective within the Twentieth Judicial Circuit (Twentieth):

Expert Witness Registry

Court appointed expert witnesses must be selected from a registry as maintained by the Administrative Office of the Courts, as posted on this page.

Expert Witness Application

Applications to be admitted to the registry are posted on this page; expert witnesses may not be appointed as forensic evaluators within the Twentieth unless named on the registry. All registry applicants must have expertise that meets statewide requirements.

Appointments within Adult and Juvenile Competency Proceedings

The Court will initially appoint one expert for the evaluation in standard adult competency and standard juvenile competency proceedings.

Expert Witness Rate Structure

Court appointed expert witnesses must be compensated according to the statewide rate structure.

Submitting Concerns and Complaints

Any person may report a concern or complaint about the conduct of an expert witness via the form posted on this page.

APPLICATIONS

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the expert witness registry in the Twentieth, please submit applications to:

Chief Judge Michael T. McHugh
Twentieth Judicial Circuit
1700 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

CORRESPONDENCE AND QUESTIONS

All general correspondence and questions regarding court appointed expert witness registry should be directed to:

Department of Court Innovation and Program Analysis
Phone: (239) 533-1719
Fax: (239) 533-1796
Email:



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