Emily Curington appointed to Lake County Court

On August 19, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Emily Curington to the Lake County Court. Curington, of Fruitland Park, has been an Assistant State Attorney for the Fifth Circuit since 2002. She is also an adjunct professor at Lake Sumter State College. She received her bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College and […]

Brett Szematowicz appointed to Pinellas County Court

On August 19, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Brett Szematowicz to the Pinellas County Court. Szematowicz, of St. Petersburg, has been a founding partner of Greater Tampa Law P.L. since 2013. He previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Circuit. He received his bachelor’s degree from the American University […]

County Court Judge Steve Leifman on Mindfulness and Empathy

Miami-Dade County Court Judge Steve Leifman shares how judges and court staff can practice mindfulness and do their jobs with empathy during these trying times. Watch the Tiny Chat 16: Empathy video on the National Center for State Court’s website at this link: https://www.ncsc.org/newsroom/public-health-emergency/tiny-chats Source: National Center for State Courts

John Parnofiello appointed to Palm Beach County Court

On August 4, 2020, Governor DeSantis announced Assistant State Attorney John Parnofiello would be named to the Palm Beach County Court. Parnofiello has been an assistant state attorney for the 15th Circuit since 2015. Before that, he worked as an associate at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon and Ryles in West Palm Beach. Parnofiello received his bachelor’s […]

Know Your Courts: Safe Steps

Florida’s courts, clerks of court, and justice partners are taking safe steps to protect the health and safety of people who need to come to a court facility. Visit https://www.flcourts.org/steps2safecourts to learn more. Source: Florida Courts