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Second Instance Tribunal


The Tribunal of Second Instance is the appellate tribunal of the Archdiocese of Miami serving the Dioceses of the Ecclesiastical Province of Miami which include: The Diocese of St. Augustine, the Diocese of St. Petersburg, the Diocese of Orlando, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, the Diocese of Palm Beach, and the Diocese of Venice.

      Appeals made in cases which have been adjudicated by the ordinary tribunals of First Instance in the Dioceses of the Province of Miami are ordinarily brought before the Tribunal of Second Instance of the Archdiocese of Miami and are heard by a college of judges.  Appeals may also be made to the Roman Rota.

The Tribunal of Second Instance for the hearing appeals of cases resolved on the First Instance Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Miami is St. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.











Updated 7-1/16