On July 27, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jamie R. Grosshans to the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Judge Jamie R. Grosshans, 39, of Winter Garden, is a county judge for Orange County, and previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from […]
On July 26, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced his intent to appoint Judge Lester Bass to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court. Governor Rick Scott said, “Throughout his career, Judge Bass has demonstrated a commitment to his community and to public service. His service on the County Court has reflected the values we should expect from […]
On July 12, Governor Rick Scott appointed Mitchell D. Bishop of St. Augustine, to Union County Court. Bishop fills the vacancy left by Judge Bo Bayer’s resignation. Bishop, 36, of St. Augustine, is an Assistant State Attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit and a Judge Advocate for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. A graduate of […]
Judge Phoebee Francois was sworn into office by Chief Judge Jack Tuter on Monday, July 2, three days after being appointed to the bench by Governor Rick Scott. Judge Francois is a former Hearing Officer in the Seventeenth Circuit. Source: www.17th.flcourts.org
On July 10, 2018, Volusia County Court Judge Belle B. Schumann was presented the Chief Justice Award for Excellence by Justice Jorge Labarga.
Read Judge Belle Schumann’s opinion “It’s simple: if jail is a possible penalty, then it’s a crime” Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal
On May 31, Chief Justice Canady spoke with law student interns at the Polk County Courthouse. This is the sixth year the Tenth Judicial Circuit has offered law students the opportunity to participate in this observation-based internship program. The program began Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and ended Friday, June 15, 2018. The interns observed firsthand […]
Leon County Court Judge Layne Smith is writing a series of columns in the Tallahassee Democrat to help the public answer common questions about the court process such as civics, history, the constitution, criminal law, civil law, and legal procedure. Read his recent column in the Tallahassee Democrat. Source: Tallahassee Democrat