Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts

Serving the Citizens of Brevard and Seminole Counties


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The Honorable Kathryn M. Speicher

Division: X, Family
Judicial AssistantLisa Baumhover
Office: (321) 617-7260 | Email
Located at the Moore Justice Center Viera, Brevard


JACs Dockets & Calendars

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit provides the JACs (Judicial Automatic Calendar System). JACs online scheduling is for attorneys only and requires a login. It is important to review any policies and procedures that apply before contacting judges’ chambers. If you don’t see the docket you are looking for within the JACs list, please contact the Judicial Assistant.

NOTE: Not all of the judges post their calendars online. If your judge is not found on JACs you should contact the Judicial Assistant directly. Calendars are subject to change hourly, so check back frequently to guarantee accurate updates.


JACs Instructions


Attorneys Only (You will need your Florida Bar Number)


FOR ALL OTHER PLEASE NOTE: The JACS system was designed to work with bar license numbers only, as a way of tracking attorneys who schedule hearings. We will not be able to create a JACS account for you.

Luckily, JACS is only one of the many ways we have to schedule hearing dates in our Court. If you require a hearing date please use one of these methods:

  1. Work with opposing counsel and have them schedule a hearing on an agreed time/date.
  2. Contact the presiding judge’s Judicial Assistant for your scheduling needs. 
  3. File a motion requesting a hearing per the Florida Trial Court Rules.


Judge Speicher's Policies and Procedures (See Below)

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit provides procedural instructions for attorneys along with policies that may differ within the guidelines of the law between judges and county or circuit court.

Attorneys in both Brevard and Seminole have the resources offering many new facets of modern technology including but not limited to online scheduling, instructions, provider listings, policies and procedures and much more.

There are courtroom rules and policies governing all divisions of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court. All parties are expected to follow these rules.

Below are Judge Kathryn M. Speicher's Procedures




  • Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor & Leadership Development Certification, January 2003 to December 2005
  • Stetson University, Master of Business Administration, May 2004 to December 2005
  • University of Florida, Master of Agri-Business, January 2000 to August 2001
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Food and Resource Economics with an emphasis in Agri-Business management, August 1996 to December 1999
  • Florida Bar, Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law, attained 2018


  • 18th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, Assistant State Attorney working in various units including the Career Criminal / Firearm Unit, Division Chief of Economic Crimes and Elder Services, Sex Crimes / Child Abuse Unit, Felony and Misdemeanor crimes, June 2006 until January 2022
  • Eastern Florida State College, Adjunct / Lecturer in both Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, 2009 to 2018
  • Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL), Petersburg, Florida, Law Clerk for the In-House Counsel department July 2004 until May 2006
  • 6th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, St. Petersburg, FL, Certified Legal Intern working in the Misdemeanor and Juvenile divisions, January 2005 to May 2005
  • Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (Tampa International Airport), Tampa, FL, Legal Intern, May 2004 to July 2004
  • Florida House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Tallahassee, FL, Intern, September 2001 to December 2001
  • United States Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C., Agriculture Marketing Specialist, May 2000 to August 2000
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Teaching Assistant, January 2000 to May 2001


  • Commissioned on January 24th, 2022, as a Circuit Judge in the 18th Judicial Circuit
  • Judge Speicher has served in the Domestic Relations division, otherwise known as the Family Division, since her commission.
  • Judge Speicher is currently the Hague Convention representative for the 18th Judicial Circuit


  • Criminal Law Board Certification Committee, member 2020 to present (currently chair-elect)
  • Brevard County Bar Association, member, various years from 2006 to present
  • Seminole County Bar Association, current member
  • Brevard County Association of Women Lawyers, current member
  • Vassar B. Carlton Inns of Court, member (pupil) 2007 to 2010, (Master) 2022 to present
  • Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force, member 2018 to 2022
  • Brevard TRIAD for Seniors (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement, State Attorney’s Office), board member, member 2019 to 2022
  • Community Services League of Brevard, member 2019 to 2022
  • SALT Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together), member 2019 to 2022


  • June 12, 2019 – Presentation at the American Legion on behalf of the Palm Bay SALT Council – Elder Crimes including common financial scams.
  • June 14, 2019 - Coffee with Kathy at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • Guest Lecturer (8 times from 2019 to 2021) at the FDLE Advanced Interviews & Interrogation Techniques Course – How (not) to Lose a Confession in 10 Ways
  • Florida Institute of Technology guest lecturer (5 times from 2019 to 2023) for Critical Issues in Child Advocacy – Prosecution of Child Abuse Cases and “Child Abuse Cases and the Court System”
  • A Presenter of “Anatomy of a Criminal Case”, Brevard Paralegal Association at the Suntree Country Club, in 2022
  • Guest Speaker, Eastern Florida State College State & Local Governments class with Professor Josh Humphries, Cocoa Campus, April 10, 2023
  • Panelist – “Judicial Process Panel,” Brevard County SART meeting, May 2023
  • Family Law Network Presentation, “Case Management in Family Law Cases,” April 2023 by the Family Law Judges and General Magistrates


  • Special recognition by the Brevard County Association of Chiefs of Police for State Attorney Trial Attorney of the Year – March 28, 2018
  • State Attorney’s Office Trial Attorney of the Year – December 2017
  • State Attorney’s Office Employee of the Month – February 2009, September 2016, April 2017, December 2018
  • Inns of Court “Hammy” Award
  • President’s Award Stetson University College of Law (for service as Student Government Treasurer for 1.5 years)
Moore Justice Center
Judge Speicher Holds Court at the Moore Justice Center in
Brevard County

2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006
(321) 617-7260

Florida Courts Help available at the touch of a screen:

For constituents, customers, or callers seeking help with family law cases – divorce, adoption, name change, custody, order of protection, and much more – there is now a one-stop source for lots of information aimed at self-represented people. Florida Courts Help is available at app stores as well as online at help.flcourts.gov.

View Case Management Administrative Orders, video tutorial on how to properly complete and submit Case Management Plan/Orders, and more. Please ensure you are utilizing the most recent Case Management Plan and Case Management Order. Click here to view Civil Case Management Orders & Forms (Updated on 4/16/2024)
Case Management Plan/Orders