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Governor Scott Appoints Ivonne Cuesta to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court

On October 9, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Ivonne Cuesta to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. Cuesta, 44, has served as a County Court Judge in Miami-Dade County since 2012, and she previously worked in the Office of the Public Defender for the 11th Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida […]

Governor Scott Appoints Meredith Charbula to the Duval County Court

On October 9, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Meredith Charbula to the Duval County Court. Charbula, 59, of Jacksonville, is currently the Director of the Legal Division for the Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. She previously worked in private practice, and as an Assistant Attorney General for […]

Judge Bill Blue Appointed to Court Interpreter Certification Board

Judge Bill Blue was recently appointed by Chief Justice Labarga to serve on the Court Interpreter Certification Board for three years. Judge R. James McCune, Jr. is serving a second term on the Board. The purpose of the Court Interpreter Certification Board is to assist the Supreme Court of Florida in overseeing the certification and […]

Governor Scott Appoints Renatha Francis to the Miami-Dade County Court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On August 14, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Renatha Francis to the Miami-Dade County Court. Francis, 39, of Miami, currently practices with Shutts & Bowen, LLP. Previously, she served in multiple positions with the First District Court Appeal, including as an attorney to Judge Scott Makar, staff attorney, and […]

Governor Scott Appoints Joseph J. Mansfield to the Miami-Dade County Court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On August 14, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Joseph J. Mansfield to the Miami-Dade County Court. Mansfield, 52, of Miami, has served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit since 2001. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron and law degree from Cleveland-Marshall […]

Governor Scott Appoints Judge Jennifer X. Gabbard to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On August 7, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Jennifer X. Gabbard to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court. Gabbard, 45, of Tampa, is currently a Hillsborough County Judge, and previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s and law degrees from […]

Governor Scott Appoints Jamie Rutland Grosshans to the Orange County Court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On August 7, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jamie Rutland Grosshans to the Orange County Court. Grosshans, 38, of Winter Garden, is currently a solo practitioner for Plant Street Law, and previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelors degree from […]

Governor Scott Appoints Kristine Van Vorst to the Alachua County Court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On August 7, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Kristine Van Vorst to the Alachua County Court. Van Vorst, 40, of Gainesville, is currently a General Magistrate and Judicial Hearing Officer for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. She has previous experience as a solo practitioner in private practice. She received her […]

Gov. Scott Appoints County Court Judge Lourdes Simon to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On July 18, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Lourdes Simon to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. Simon, 49, of Miami, is currently a County Court Judge in Miami-Dade County. She previously served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. She received her bachelors degree […]

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