Steve Berlin appointed to Pinellas County Court

On November 26, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Steve Berlin to the Pinellas County Court. Pinellas County is located within the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Berlin, of St. Petersburg, has been a litigator for Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell since 2017. Previously, he was an Army Judge Advocate while he served as a Lieutenant […]

Court Court Jurisdictional Changes on January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020, changes in Florida state law and the Florida Rules of Procedure will go into effect, changing where a variety of court actions are heard. For more information on county court jurisdictional changes, visit www.flcourts.org/Know-Your-Court. Source: flcourts.org

Ask Judge Smith: Thanksgiving from a most unlikely source

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Thanksgiving from a most unlikely source. 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: What a jury doesn’t hear and why it matters

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column What a jury doesn’t hear and why it matters. 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 Judge Gary Flower recognized for service to seniors

On Monday, October 28, 2019, Duval County Judge Gary Flower and two others were recognized with the 2019 Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocacy Award for helping create the Coordinated Response to Elder Abuse program at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. Read the full article in the Jacksonville Daily Record. Source: Jacksonville Daily Record