The sound of silence: Judges stay mum on politics

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column The sound of silence: Judges stay mum on politics. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Duval County Court Judge Appointed to Fourth Judicial Circuit Court

On April 5, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Meredith Charbula to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court. Charbula is currently a judge on the Duval County Court, having served since 2017. Prior to joining the bench, she served as the Director for Legal Divisions in the State Attorney’s Office for the 4th Judicial […]

Jessica Costello appointed to Hillsborough County Court

On March 29, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jessica Costello to the Hillsborough County Court. “Ms. Costello’s work as a prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Office leaves no doubt that she is ready and qualified for this judgeship,” said Governor DeSantis. “She knows the issues of Hillsborough County well and that will […]