Special Court Monitors



The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit is now accepting applications for independent Special Court Monitors to be appointed by the court investigate non-indigent guardianship cases pursuant to Chapter 744, Florida Statutes.  The Special Court Monitor is responsible for conducting investigations regarding wards and their assets after entry of a court order. 
To qualify, the applicant must be familiar with Chapter 744, Florida Statutes, and meet one of the following criteria:  (1) have prior law enforcement experience; (2) or be a licensed nurse or nurse practitioner or psychiatric nurse; (3) be a licensed social worker; (4) be an accountant; (5) be a member of The Florida Bar; or (6) be a registered professional guardian.  Applicants must be able to investigate matters and file a report and recommendations with the court within fifteen (15) days of appointment and complete all investigations within sixty (60) days of appointment.  The successful applicant who receives appointments will be paid from the guardianship assets, if any.  The application appears below.
Completed applications must be mailed or hand delivered to: Office of the Trial Court Administrator, Attn. General Counsel, Broward County Courthouse, 201 Southeast 6th Street, Room 20170, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301.  Upon receipt, your application will be reviewed and you may be contacted to schedule an interview.  These independent special court monitor positions are open until filled.  Successful applicants will be required to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit.