Conference of County Court Judges of Florida Award Winners

Last Wednesday night, the Conference of County Court Judges of Florida convened for the 2019 awards presentation, where four very worthy nominees were recognized. The Conference presented three awards: the Harvey Ford Award, the Amy Karan Award, and the Non-Judicial Award. The Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence was also personally presented by Chief Justice […]

Jeffrey Hendriks Appointed to St. Lucie County Court

Hendriks, of Port St. Lucie, is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has been a major crimes prosecutor for the 19th Circuit State Attorney’s Office since 2016. He has previously served as a felony supervisor and an Assistant State Attorney for the 19th Circuit State Attorney’s Office. He received his bachelor’s degree […]

Ask Judge Smith: Ostriches and blabbermouths lose cases

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Ostriches and blabbermouths lose cases. 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

Ask Judge Smith: Stand and be counted

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Stand and be counted: Defendant enters plea during arraignment. 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