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Governor Scott Appoints Jamie Rutland Grosshans to the Orange County Court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On August 7, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jamie Rutland Grosshans to the Orange County Court. Grosshans, 38, of Winter Garden, is currently a solo practitioner for Plant Street Law, and previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelors degree from […]

Governor Scott Appoints Kristine Van Vorst to the Alachua County Court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On August 7, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Kristine Van Vorst to the Alachua County Court. Van Vorst, 40, of Gainesville, is currently a General Magistrate and Judicial Hearing Officer for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. She has previous experience as a solo practitioner in private practice. She received her […]

Gov. Scott Appoints County Court Judge Lourdes Simon to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On July 18, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Lourdes Simon to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. Simon, 49, of Miami, is currently a County Court Judge in Miami-Dade County. She previously served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. She received her bachelors degree […]

Veterans Court Renamed in Honor of Retired Judge David B. Beck

Retired circuit judge and U.S. Army veteran David B. Beck has received a special salute: The Volusia County Veterans Court was renamed in his honor. Read full article at this link – http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170529/veterans-court-renamed-in-honor-of-retired-judge-david-b-beck

Judge Miller to retire Aug. 31 after 3 decades on bench

After 28 years on the bench at the 16th Judicial Circuit in Monroe County, Judge Wayne Miller will retire in August, the month in which he turns 65. Miller, whose last day in court is Aug. 31, will leave his final elected term a year and four months early, forcing the governor to appoint an […]

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