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County Court Judges Kite, Harper and Vizcaino appointed to Circuit Bench

On September 16, 2021, Governor DeSantis appointed three County Court Judges to the Circuit bench in the Fourth, Eleventh, and Fifteenth Circuits. London Kite to serve as Judge on the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Kite has served on the Duval County Court since her appointment in 2020. Previously, she served for 17 years as […]

Judge Susan Barber discusses Opioid and Stimulant Use Awareness Month

The Tenth Judicial Circuit reported on their website that Judge Susan Barber recently appeared on Polk Place to discuss September being designated by Chief Justice Charles Canady as Opioid and Stimulant Use Awareness month. View the appearance at this link: Source: Tenth Judicial Circuit

Florida Courts Opioid and Stimulant Use Awareness Month September 2021

Chief Justice Charles T. Canady issued a proclamation establishing September 2021 “as a month of awareness, training, and action regarding opioids, stimulants, and treatment for related substance use disorders.” Read the proclamation and view Chief Justice Canady’s video message on the Court’s Opioid & Stimulants Initiative webpage at Source:

Judge Florence Barner recognized as Legacy South Florida 40 Under 40

The Honorable Florence Taylor Barner has been recognized in the Legacy South Florida 40 Under 40 2021 issue, featuring black leaders of today and tomorrow. Congratulations, Judge Barner! Read the article posted on the Seventeenth Circuit’s website at this link: Source:

Florida Supreme Court amends Administrative Order SC21-17 re COVID-19

This amended order is issued to modify and extend previously enacted temporary health and safety protocols and emergency operational measures. Amendment 1 to AOSC21-17 – In re: COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols & Emergency Operational Measures for Florida Appellate & Trial Courts (7/29/2021)

Conference of County Court Judges of Florida Award Recipients and Officer Swearing In Ceremony

PRESS RELEASE: Virtual Awards and Installation of Officers and Directors Ceremony 7-14-2021 Judge Thomas P. Thompson III of Marion County and President of the Conference of County Court Judges of Florida, hosted a virtual ceremony on July 14th swearing in Conference officers and directors and honoring award recipients. Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Canady administered […]

Nicole Mirra Appointed to Lee County Court

On July 12, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Nicole Mirra to serve as County Court Judge on the Lee County Court. Mirra, of Fort Myers, has served as staff counsel at Allstate Insurance since 2019. Previously, she served as an Assistant State Attorney for 13 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast […]

Julie Taylor Appointed to Duval County Court

On June 11, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Julie Taylor, of Jacksonville, to serve as Judge on the Duval County Court. Since 2017, Taylor has served as General Counsel for the 4th Judicial Circuit Court. In 2021, she became a Special Magistrate and Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer. Previously in her career, she also served […]