The Supreme Court has certified no need for additional county, circuit, or district court of appeal judgeships this year in its annual certification opinion.

The court, however, did recommend the elimination of one judicial position in Brevard County and acknowledge excess judicial capacity in both the First and Second district courts of appeal resulting from recently enacted changes to the jurisdictional boundaries of appellate courts associated with the creation of the new Sixth DCA.

The court released its annual certification opinion December 22. The Florida Constitution requires the court to set a procedure to determine the need for new judges or decertifying existing seats.