The 2020 Inside the Courts program has been postponed. Check back here for updated event information.

Inside the Courts is a free four-week class that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the court system. In addition to providing the public with an up-close examination of the workings of the judicial branch, the program also addresses some of the more frequently asked questions, such as:

  • "What do Judges consider when imposing sentences?"
  • "What happens to juveniles who break the law?"
  • "Are all individuals who are charged with a crime eligible for bail?"
  • “What is a domestic violence injunction?”
  • “How many people are on death row in Florida?”

Inside the Courts is a free, four-week class taught by Judges from the Ninth Circuit that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the court system.

The program is held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Jury Assembly Room, located in room 180 of the Orange County Courthouse.

Participants who complete at least 3 of the 4 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance.

The program varies from year to year, so everyone, including past participants, will learn new material at this year’s program.

Spring dates for the 2021 Inside the Courts were not set because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back here in the event we are able to reschedule the program during Fall or Winter 2021.  

If you would like to register for the following program, complete this online registration form. You do not need to register again if you had already done so.

Parking
Participants may park next to the courthouse in the city garage at a rate of $2.00/evening. The City of Orlando is offering this special rate, but you will have to show the attendant a program flyer that you can pick up in the jury room upon check-in. The garage will be open until 10:00 p.m. There is also limited metered street parking around the courthouse, which is free of charge after 6:00 p.m.

Security

Doors will open as early as 5:30 p.m. Please follow the signs and enter the building through the side doors located near the parking garage. All attendees will be required to go through a security scan upon entering the building, so please do not bring pocket knives, nail files, scissors, or other items that could potentially be used as weapons.

Court Interpreters

Court interpreters need to sign in and sign out in order to get full credit for attending the program. Additionally, court interpreters must fill out and turn in a program questionnaire before leaving each night. Questionnaires will be handed out upon check-in. Also, you will receive a Certificate of Completion about a month after the event concludes. It is extremely important that you maintain these certificates for recordkeeping.

Miscellaneous Info

The program begins promptly at 6:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Please arrive early to allow for parking, security, and check-in. Also, if you attend 3 out of 4 sessions, you will be given a Certificate of Completion on the final evening. If you are unable to attend on the final evening but attend the prior 3 nights, you can contact me to arrange for certificate pickup at the conclusion of the program.

Re-watch the program at your convenience on 9th now, the Ninth Circuit's streaming application.

Thank you for your interest in this exciting program. We look forward to seeing you at Inside the Courts.

Sincerely,

The Honorable Robert Egan

Inside the Courts
Orange County
Office: 2130
Phone: 407.836.0403
Quick links: Registration Form
Osceola County
Office: ctadjs1@ocnjcc.org
Phone: 407.836.0403