County Court Judge Joshua Riba Appointed to Sixth Judicial Circuit Court

On July 23, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Joshua Riba to the Sixth Circuit Court. Riba, of Safety Harbor, has been a Judge for Pinellas County Court since 2016. He previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Circuit. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and […]

Judge Tommy Thompson Announced President of Conference of County Court Judges of Florida

Conference of County Court Judges of Florida President Judge Stephen R. Jewett passed the conference leadership responsibility to President-elect Tommy Thompson of Marion County in a Wednesday evening virtual ceremony. In an evening of firsts, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Canady swore-in the conference new officers, Circuit Representatives, District Vice Presidents, and new President Tommy […]

Chief Justice issues new orders on Phase 3 pandemic procedures

On Thursday, July 2, Florida’s Chief Justice Charles Canady issued two new administrative orders to provide more detailed guidance on the four-phase system the state courts will use to govern pandemic operations, especially focusing on Phase 3. Updated Administrative Order AOSC20-32. The first amended order revises AOSC20-32 originally issued on May 21, 2020. The July […]