In a collaborative effort, Court Administration, the Sheriff's Office, and the Sarasota County Bar Association have created security badges that will be available for attorneys for quicker access into the Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center.
Pursuant to Administrative Order 2010-16.2, attorneys in good standing with the Florida Bar who possess a Judicial Center Identification Document (JCID) will be able to enter a "merge lane" during high volume times at the Judicial Center.
The JCID badges will cost $25 for any member of The Florida Bar who is also a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association. The cost will be $35 for members of The Florida Bar who are not members of the Sarasota County Bar Association. Members of the Sarasota County Bar Association and age 62 or older will receive the badge free of charge. The badge will be valid for the period commencing September 1 of the issuing calendar year and terminating August 31 of the following year. Annual renewals will be required for all attorneys paying a fee and there will be no proration of the fee for a partial year.
Applications for the badges are available here. To initiate this process, please mail your check with a completed application to Court Administration, P.O. Box 48927, Sarasota, FL 34230. Once a background check is run, Court Administration will email you to make an appointment for your photo.