Archive for December, 2018

Do You Want to Serve on a Florida Bar Committee?

The annual committee preference form for Bar members seeking appointments for the term of President-elect John M. Stewart is available at floridabar.org and are due no later than January 15, 2019. President-elect Stewart will make about 500 appointments to over 70 committees and he wants to make sure he has a diverse group of lawyers from which to choose.

David E. Stamey, Jr. is appointed to the Polk County Court

On December 13, 2018, Governor Rick Scott appointed David E. Stamey, Jr. to the Polk County Court. Stamey, Jr., 48, of Winter Haven, is an Assistant State Attorney of the 10th Circuit State Attorney’s Office. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Stetson University. Stamey, Jr. fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Robert Williams.

Source: flgov.com

Cary F. Rada is appointed to the Lake County Court

On December 13, 2018, Governor Rick Scott appointed Cary F. Rada to the Lake County Court. Rada, 50, of Eustis, is president of Cary Rada P.A. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and his law degree from Stetson University. Rada fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge James Baxley.

Source: flgov.com

County Court Judge Robert G. Fegers presides over “mock trial” for fifth grade students

On October 11, 2018, a “mock trial”/field trip was held at the Polk County Courthouse for Lakeland Christian School fifth-grade students. County Court Judge Robert G. Fegers was the presiding judge as the Mock Trial Team students “tried” the case of State of Florida v. The Big Bad Wolf. The wolf was found “not guilty.” Who knew that Mr. Wolf is vegan!

Source: County Court Judge Robert G. Fegers