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COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Precautions for Operational Phase Transitions Amended

The Florida Supreme Court amended administrative order AOSC20-32 IN RE: COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR OPERATIONAL PHASE TRANSITIONS to incorporate the recommendations of the Workgroup on the Continuity of Court Operations andProceedings During and After Covid-19. The order includes a report titled Requirements, Benchmarks, and Guidelines Governing Operational Phase Transitions, dated December 17, […]

Kevin Kohl Appointed to the Polk County Court

On December 18, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Kevin Kohl, of Lake Wales, to serve as Judge on the Polk County Court. Kohl has been a partner with Boswell & Dunlap since 2015. He previously served as a partner with Kevin Kohl, P.A. He received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Florida State University. […]

E. William “Will” Dyer Appointed to the Bay County Court

On December 18, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Edward William “Will” Dyer, of Panama City, to serve as Judge on the Bay County Court. Dyer has been the owner of E. William Dyer Attorney at Law since 2010. He previously served as an associate with the Law Office of Russell R. Stewart. He received his […]

Brian Gnage Appointed to the Pinellas County Court

On December 18, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Brian Gnage, of Pinellas Park, to serve as Judge on the Pinellas County Court Gnage, of Pinellas Park, has been a prosecutor in the Sixth Circuit State Attorney’s Office since 2011. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his law degree from Stetson College […]

Robyn Stone Appointed to Indian River County Court

On December 11, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Robyn Stone to the Indian River County Court. Stone, of Vero Beach, has been an Assistant State Attorney for the 19th Circuit since 2006. She received her bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. […]

Judge Michael Baggé-Hernandez Receives CABA Award

Congratulations to Hillsborough County Court Judge Michael Baggé-Hernandez who is this year’s recipient of the Cuban American Bar Association’s At Large Member of the Year award! Award recipients are recognized for their exceptional contributions and service to CABA in 2020. Source: Cuban American Bar Association 2020 Winter Brief

Wesley Heidt appointed to Volusia County Court

On December 1, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Wesley Heidt to the Volusia County Court. Heidt, of New Smyrna Beach, has been the Bureau Chief in the Office of the Attorney General since 2008. He previously served as Assistant Attorney General. He received his bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State College and his […]

Polk County Judge Susan Barber Honored for Veterans Court Work

The Tenth Judicial Circuit recently posted an announcement congratulating Polk County Judge Susan Barber on being this year’s honored recipient of the Dean Johnson Award for Excellence at the 2020 Veterans Day Ceremony. Judge Barber was presented with this commendation for her hard work and dedication while presiding over the Veterans Court docket from December […]

South Florida Courts Closed Monday as Tropical Storm ETA Arrives

Courts in the following counties will be closed Monday, November 9, 2020, due to the storm: Broward County Charlotte County Collier County Glades County Hendry County Lee County Miami-Dade County Monroe County Check the local court website for more information. Source: floridasupremecourt.org/Hurricane-Emergency-Orders