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Ask Judge Smith: The Benefit of Experience

Read his recent column The Benefit of Experience in Preparation for Law School. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

County Court Judges Comment on Florida Bar Criminal Justice Summit

The Florida Bar recently posted videos of CCCJF President David Denkin and Immediate Past President Joey Williams commenting on the Florida Bar Criminal Justice Summit. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view these and more Hear from Attendees videos. For those with Twitter accounts view the video of Judge Denkin and Judge Williams. […]

New Mediation Pilot Program for Landlord-Tenant Disputes

In an effort to make it easier for landlords and their tenants to resolve their disputes without the tenant being evicted, the Sixth Judicial Circuit is launching a six-month pilot program whose aim is to encourage mediation. Pinellas County Court Judges Edwin Jagger and Lorraine Kelly will participate in the pilot program. Read more about […]

Erin Perry Appointed Duval County Court Judge

On January 7, 2019, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Erin Perry to be Duval County’s new judge. Perry, 37, was an assistant state attorney in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. She replaces former Duval County Court Judge Lester Bass, who was appointed by Scott to fill a vacancy on the Fourth Circuit bench created by the resignation […]

Robert Watson Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On January 7, 2019, Robert Watson was appointed to the Miami-Dade County Court. Watson, 47, of Miami, is a Principal with Kobre & Kim LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from Stanford Law School. Watson fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Alex Bokor. Source:

Natalie Moore Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On January 7, 2019, Natalie Moore was appointed to the Miami-Dade County Court. Moore, 38, of Cooper City, is an Assistant State Attorney and Training Director in the State Attorney’s Office for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s, master’s, and law degrees from the University of Florida. Moore fills the vacancy created by […]